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On the mortality and stranding of marine mammals and turtles at Gahirmatha, Orissa from 1983 to 1987.
Mitochondrial DNA haplotyping of Testudo graeca on both continental sides of the Straits of Gibraltar
Drinking and construction of water catchments by the desert tortoise, Gopherus agassizii, in the Mojave Desert
Desert tortoises, Gopherus agassizii, generally were active in the spring and fall. They often became active during and after infrequent showers and thunderstorms, and drank from temporary pools of standing water even when air temperatures were suboptimal (9-15 C). In several instances tortoises constructed shallow catchment basins which held water for as long as six h. Thus tortoises can obtain drinking water by modifying their environment. Following small amounts of rainfall (5.6 mm) in July 1976, six tortoises increased an average of 9.2% in body weight; this increase was due to ingestion of water. Drinking may be an important source of water for this species. Published in Herpetologica, volume 36, issue 4, on...
Terrestrial buffer zones and wetland conservation: A case study of freshwater turtles in a Carolina Bay
Monitoring the impact of trawling on sea turtle populations of the Queensland east coast: project no. T93/229
Incidental capture of sea turtles in the Atlantic U.S. Fishery Conservation Zone by the Japanese tuna longline fleet, 1978-81.
Incidental capture of five species of sea turtles by coastal setnet fisheries in the eastern waters of Taiwan
The desert tortoise occurs in two strikingly different desert regimes in the southwestern United States. In the Mojave Desert, rainfall is more irregular and resources are more limited than in the Sonoran Desert. We examined the age structure of tortoise populations from these two deserts to determine whether the difference in resource availability has driven an evolutionary divergence in life history strategies. Age and growth rates strongly reflect the ecological adaptation of the two populations. The oldest Sonoran males reached 54 years, compared to only 43 years in females. The oldest West Mojave (WM) males reached 56 years, compared to only 27 years in females. WM tortoises grew faster than Sonoran ones, and...
Organisational Profile: Save Our Sea Turtles (SOS) Tobago: A Research, Education and Action Programme (REAP)