Embryonic death is linked to maternal identity in the leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea).

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Anthony R Rafferty; Pilar Santidrián Tomillo; James R Spotila; Frank V Paladino; Richard D Reina;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 6,issue 6 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0021038, pmc: PMC3114868
  • Subject: Research Article | Biology | Earth Sciences | Developmental Biology | Reproductive System | Marine Environments | Reproductive Physiology | Ecological Environments | Medicine | Marine Ecology | Anatomy and Physiology | Marine Biology | Q | Ecology | Marine and Aquatic Sciences | R | Science | Sexual Reproduction | Marine Conservation | Conservation Science | Animal Physiology | Embryology | Zoology
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Leatherback turtles have an average global hatching success rate of ∼50%, lower than other marine turtle species. Embryonic death has been linked to environmental factors such as precipitation and temperature, although, there is still a lot of variability that remains t... View more
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