Unusual behaviour of an immature loggerhead turtle released in the Alboran Sea

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Bellido, J. J.; Báez, J. C.; Castillo, J. J.; Martín, J. J.; Mons, J. L.; Real, R.;
(2010)
  • Publisher: Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona
  • Journal: Animal Biodiversity and Conservation (issn: 1578-665X)
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  • Subject: Mediterranean Sea | Sea turtle | Post-release | Capture-mark-recapture | QL1-991 | Captivity | Zoology
    mesheuropmc: human activities

A juvenile loggerhead turtle with buoyancy problems was captured in the Alboran Sea (Mediterranean Sea, south of Spain) and released 14 months later after healing. Six days after the release, the turtle was seen swimming 42 km from the point of release, displaying unusu... View more
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