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Distinguishing between sea turtle foraging areas using stable isotopes from commensal barnacle shells

Pearson, Ryan M.; van de Merwe, Jason P.; Gagan, Michael K.; Limpus, Colin J.; Connolly, Rod M.

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Understanding the movement behaviour of marine megafauna within and between habitats is valuable for informing conservation management, particularly for threatened species. Stable isotope analyses of soft-tissues have been used to understand these parameters in sea turtles, usually relying on concurrent satellite telemetry at high cost. Barnacles that grow on sea turtles have been shown to offer a source of isotopic history that reflects the temperature and salinity of the water in which the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-04-25
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/196734
Source: Scientific Reports
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-42983-4
Access Rights: Open Access

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