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Keywords: Dermochelys coriacea
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J Exp Biol (2017) 220 (9): 1737–1744.
Published: 1 May 2017
...John Davenport ABSTRACT Leatherback turtles ( Dermochelys coriacea ) are capital breeders that accumulate blubber (33 kJ g −1 wet mass) by hyperphagia on a gelatinous diet at high latitudes; they breed in the tropics. A jellyfish diet is energy poor (0.1–0.2 kJ g −1 wet mass) so leatherbacks must...
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J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (13): 2331–2337.
Published: 1 July 2014
... of Biologists Ltd 2014 Endothermy Dermochelys coriacea Jellyfish Diving Reptile Specific dynamic action Adult leatherbacks typically weigh 250–600 kg, and a small surface area-to-volume ratio combined with extensive fat deposits beneath the shell and throughout the head and neck region...
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J Exp Biol (2010) 213 (23): 3961–3971.
Published: 1 December 2010
...James Casey; Jeanne Garner; Steve Garner; Amanda Southwood Williard SUMMARY It is generally assumed that leatherback turtles ( Dermochelys coriacea ), like other species of sea turtle, do not feed while offshore from nesting beaches, and rely instead on fat reserves to fuel reproductive activities...
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J Exp Biol (2005) 208 (20): 3873–3884.
Published: 15 October 2005
... electronic archival tags to investigate the bioenergetics and diving activity of reproductive adult female leatherback turtles Dermochelys coriacea . Mean dive durations (7.8±2.4 min (±1 s . d .), bottom times (2.7±0.8 min), and percentage of time spent in water temperatures ( T w ) ≤24°C(9.5±5.7%) increased...
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J Exp Biol (2002) 205 (23): 3689–3697.
Published: 1 December 2002
...Scott A. Eckert SUMMARY Swim speed, dive behavior and movements were recorded for seven female leatherback sea turtles ( Dermochelys coriacea Vandelli 1761) during a single internesting interval near St Croix in the US Virgin Islands. Modal speeds ranged from 0.56 to 0.84 m s -1 , maximum speed...
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J Exp Biol (2002) 205 (13): 1853–1860.
Published: 1 July 2002
...Richard D. Reina; T. Todd Jones; James R. Spotila SUMMARY We measured the salt and water balance of hatchling leatherback sea turtles, Dermochelys coriacea , during their first few days of life to investigate how they maintain homeostasis under the osmoregulatory challenge of a highly desiccating...