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Notes on Juvenile Hawksbill and Green Turtles in American Samoa
|Title:||Notes on Juvenile Hawksbill and Green Turtles in American Samoa|
|Authors:||Grant, Gilbert S.|
Balazs, George H.
|Issue Date:||Jan 1997|
|Publisher:||University of Hawaii Press|
|Citation:||Grant GS, Craig P, Balazs GH. 1997. Notes on juvenile hawksbill and green turtles in American Samoa. Pac Sci 51(1): 48-53.|
|Abstract:||Both hawksbill [Eretmochelys imbricata (L.)] and green turtles [Chelonia
mydas (L.)] occur in American Samoa. Three distinct size classes were encountered
in the region in both species: hatchlings <5 cm in length, juveniles 30-70
cm long, and adult females ≥77.5 cm long. Recaptures of flipper-tagged juvenile
hawksbill turtles demonstrated short-distance homing movements and high growth
rates (4.5 cm/yr CCL [curve of the carapace length]).
|Appears in Collections:||Pacific Science Volume 51, Number 1, 1997|
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