Influence of ocean currents on long-distance movement of leatherback sea turtles in the Southwest Indian Ocean




Leatherback turtles Dermochelys coriacea spend most of their life in oceanic environments, whose physical and biological characteristics are primarily forged by sea current circulation. Water mass movements can mechanically act on swimming turtles, thus determining their routes, and can differentially distribute their planktonic prey. By integrating satellite tracking data with contemporaneous remote-sensing information, we analysed the post-nesting journeys of 9 leatherbacks with respect to oceanographic surface conditions.


Marine Ecology Progress Series


MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES Vol. 353: 289 – 301, 2008 doi: 10.3354/meps07118




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- Inglês


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- Biodiversidade Marinha


- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias


- Identificação, Monitoria, Indicadores e Avaliações


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