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J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (21): 3440–3447.
Published: 1 November 2009
... are well known to have core body temperatures elevated substantially over ambient (to around 25°C) when in cool water (e.g. off Newfoundland) by virtue of their large size(`gigantothermy'), exercise, thick subcutaneous blubber (unique in living reptiles), plus vascular countercurrent heat exchangers...
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J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (17): 2753–2759.
Published: 1 September 2009
... ). A leatherback sea turtle from the Eocene of Antarctica: implications for antiquity of gigantothermy in Dermochelyidae. J. Vertebr. Paleontol. 23 , 945 -949. Bels, V. L., Davenport, J. and Renous, S. ( 1998 ). Food ingestion in the estuarine turtle Malaclemys terrapin: comparison with the marine...