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Valeriana

Mediterranean loggerhead turtles as oceanographic sampling platforms

A project of Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn.


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The turtle was equipped with a CTD SRDL tag through which it will be possible not only to monitor the turtle’s movements and behaviour but also to sample vital environmental parameters that characterize the turtle's habitat (e.g. temperature, salinity, chlorophyll concentration). Ultimately, this research will contribute to our understanding of how turtles utilize their habitats and which factors influence their behaviour and movements.

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Species: Loggerhead
Life Stage: Juvenile
Gender: Unknown
Release Date: 2016-10-13 09:00:00
Release Location: Gulf of Naples
Last Location: 2017-04-26 08:41:31

Background

This turtles was rescued with obvious difficulties to dive. Upon arrival at the rescue center a Columbus crab was detected near the tail and removed. A thorough health screening at the rescue center revealed no health problems aside from the fact that the turtle defecated some plastic material. After it commenced to feed and defecate regularly it was released again after one month at the rescue center.


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