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Florianópolis, Brazil

Morais R.A.,Federal University of Santa Catarina | Dos Santos R.G.,Federal University of Espirito Santo | Longo G.O.,Federal University of Santa Catarina | Yoshida E.T.E.,Federal University of Santa Catarina | And 2 more authors.
Chelonian Conservation and Biology | Year: 2014

Here we provide information on the diet of juvenile green turtles from neritic developmental habitats in the South Atlantic that indicates the existence of a gradual dietary shift from a primarily carnivorous to a primarily herbivorous diet. Linear regression showed a relation between the size of turtles (n = 22) and the proportion of vegetal matter in the diet, with smaller animals being predominantly carnivorous. We propose 3 hypotheses that could explain these observations. © 2014 Chelonian Research Foundation. Source

Colman L.P.,Fundac ao Pro Tamar | Colman L.P.,University of Exeter | Sampaio C.L.S.,Federal University of Alagoas | Weber M.I.,Fundac ao Pro Tamar | De Castilhos J.C.,Fundac ao Pro Tamar
Chelonian Conservation and Biology | Year: 2014

We investigated the diet of olive ridleys (Lepidochelys olivacea) in Sergipe, northeast Brazil. Stomach contents from 30 stranded animals showed ridleys in the region were benthic carnivorous, consuming mainly crustaceans and fish. Results are valuable to understand the feeding and foraging habitats of this population and to help clarify possible threats in the region. © 2014 Chelonian Research Foundation. Source

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