Reina, R. D., Jones, T. T. and Spotila, J. R. (2002). Salt and water regulation by the leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea. J. Exp. Biol.205, 1853-1860.

The final paragraph of the `Collection of samples' section of the methods(p. 1854) incorrectly refers to dissection of salt glands from hatchling turtles that were killed by chilling and freezing. In fact, no hatchlings were killed, and salt glands were removed from naturally dead hatchlings collected over a period of weeks and kept frozen until dissection.

The results and conclusions are unchanged.

The authors apologise for any inconvenience to readers this may have caused.