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1 December 2014 Semen Evaluation of Captive Hawksbill Turtles
Isao Kawazu, Konomi Maeda, Masanori Koyago, Ken Nakada, Yutaka Sawamukai
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This study presented information about the semen evaluation of captive male hawksbill sea turtles, Eretmochelys imbricata, based on an extended 15-mo study using the electro-ejaculation technique. In particular, we demonstrated that hawksbill sperm, which is underactive just after ejaculation, was activated by the presence of urine. The findings are useful for developing optimal semen collection techniques for future artificial insemination programs of hawksbill turtles.

© 2014 Chelonian Research Foundation
Isao Kawazu, Konomi Maeda, Masanori Koyago, Ken Nakada, and Yutaka Sawamukai "Semen Evaluation of Captive Hawksbill Turtles," Chelonian Conservation and Biology 13(2), 271-278, (1 December 2014).
Received: 20 June 2013; Accepted: 1 May 2014; Published: 1 December 2014
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