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Animal Biodiversity and Conservation. Volume 37.2 (2014) Pages: 177-182

Hatchling sex ratio, body weight and nest parameters for Chelonia mydas nesting on Sugözü beaches (Turkey)

Kılıç, Ç., Candan, O.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.32800/abc.2014.37.0177

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Abstract

We investigated the relationship between nest parameters, hatchling body mass, and sex ratio of green turtle, Chelonia mydas, embryos and hatchlings at the temperate nesting rookery of Sugözü Beach (Adana–Turkey). Mean nest temperature and distance from the sea were correlated, while mean nest temperature and incubation period were inversely related. There was no apparent relationship between incubation period and hatchling mass. Hatchling and embryo sex ratios, determined by histological examination, showed a 70.5% and 93.5% female bias, respectively. There was no correlation between sex and body weight of hatchlings,

Keywords

Chelonia mydas, Hatchling mass, Nest parameters, Sex ratio, Sugözü beaches

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Kılıç, Ç., Candan, O., 2014. Hatchling sex ratio, body weight and nest parameters for Chelonia mydas nesting on Sugözü beaches (Turkey). Animal Biodiversity and Conservation, 37: 177-182, DOI: https://doi.org/10.32800/abc.2014.37.0177

Reception date:

12/06/2014

Acceptation date:

09/10/2014

Publication date:

12/12/2014

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