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1 December 2011 Nest Site Preference and Hatching Success of Green (Chelonia mydas) and Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) Sea Turtles at Akyatan Beach, Turkey
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We studied nesting site preferences and hatching success of loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and green turtles (Chelonia mydas) on Akyatan Beach, Turkey. The distribution of nests varied annually, with green turtles nesting most often in vegetated areas and loggerhead turtles most commonly in nonvegetated areas. Green turtle hatching success was higher at vegetated vs. nonvegetated nest sites (p < 0.001).

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Oguz Turkozan, Kristina Yamamoto, and Can Yılmaz "Nest Site Preference and Hatching Success of Green (Chelonia mydas) and Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) Sea Turtles at Akyatan Beach, Turkey," Chelonian Conservation and Biology 10(2), 270-275, (1 December 2011). https://doi.org/10.2744/CCB-0861.1
Received: 18 May 2010; Accepted: 1 June 2011; Published: 1 December 2011
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