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G Skoufas (2005)

Nesting and hatching success of the sea turtle Caretta caretta on Marathonissi island (Zakynthos, Ionian Sea, Greece)

BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 135(2):243-246.

Nesting behaviour and hatching success of the sea turtle Caretta caretta (loggerhead) were studied on Marathonissi island in Zakynthos (Ionian Sea, Greece) during the summer of 1995. On this island there exist two discrete nesting areas : the North sector and the West sector. Nesting activity was greatest in both sectors during July. The number of nests was significantly higher in the North sector, whereas remarkably more attempts were observed in the West sector. Hatching success was also greater in the North sector where there were significantly more empty eggshells, mark of successful hatching, than in the West sector. Moreover, the number of dead embryos was significant in the West sector. The current study demonstrates a correlation between the choice of nesting area and hatching success.

Caretta caretta; loggerhead; hatching success; nesting behaviour; sea turtle
9th International Congress on the Zoogeography and Ecology of Greece and Adjacent Regions, Thessaloniki, GREECE, MAY 22-25, 2002
BJZ

ISSN 2295-0451 (online version)
ISSN 0777-6279 (printed version)
impact factor 2015: 0,87.

Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Isa Schön
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Vautierstraat 29
1000 Brussels, Belgium

 



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