Movements and diving behavior of inter-nesting leatherback turtles in an oceanographically dynamic habitat in South Africa




Sea turtles congregate in specific in-water habitats during reproductive periods. These habitats are inherently tied to the location of their nesting beaches, but they are also influenced by the prevailing oceanographic conditions. Here, we characterized the movements and diving behaviour of leatherback turtles Dermochelys coriacea between nesting events at the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa. Furthermore, we characterized the general oceanographic features (sea surface temperature and ocean currents) in and around the identified internesting habitats.


MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES






- N/A


- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Biodiversidade Marinha;
- Biodiversidade Costeira


- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias


- Identificação, Monitoria, Indicadores e Avaliações


- Nenhuma / Não aplicável



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