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1 December 2014 Diet of Olive Ridley Sea Turtles, Lepidochelys olivacea, in the Waters of Sergipe, Brazil
Liliana Poggio Colman, Cláudio Luis S. Sampaio, Marilda Inês Weber, Jaqueline Comin de Castilhos
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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
Liliana Poggio Colman, Cláudio Luis S. Sampaio, Marilda Inês Weber, and Jaqueline Comin de Castilhos "Diet of Olive Ridley Sea Turtles, Lepidochelys olivacea, in the Waters of Sergipe, Brazil," Chelonian Conservation and Biology 13(2), 266-271, (1 December 2014). https://doi.org/10.2744/CCB-1061.1
Received: 20 May 2013; Accepted: 1 June 2014; Published: 1 December 2014
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