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1 July 1992 BLOOD PROFILES FOR A WILD POPULATION OF GREEN TURTLES (CHELONIA MYDAS) IN THE SOUTHERN BAHAMAS: SIZE-SPECIFIC AND SEX-SPECIFIC RELATIONSHIPS
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Blood biochemical profiles and packed cell volumes were determined for 100 juvenile green turtles, Chelonia mydas, from a wild population in the southern Bahamas. There was a significant correlation of body size to 13 of the 26 blood parameters measured. Only plasma uric acid and cholesterol were significantly different between male and female turtles. The relationship between total plasma proteins and plasma refractive index was significant. The equation for converting refractive index (Y) to total plasma proteins (X) is Y = 1.34 0.00217(X).

Bolten and Bjorndal: BLOOD PROFILES FOR A WILD POPULATION OF GREEN TURTLES (CHELONIA MYDAS) IN THE SOUTHERN BAHAMAS: SIZE-SPECIFIC AND SEX-SPECIFIC RELATIONSHIPS
Alan B. Bolten and Karen A. Bjorndal "BLOOD PROFILES FOR A WILD POPULATION OF GREEN TURTLES (CHELONIA MYDAS) IN THE SOUTHERN BAHAMAS: SIZE-SPECIFIC AND SEX-SPECIFIC RELATIONSHIPS," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 28(3), 407-413, (1 July 1992). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-28.3.407
Received: 27 August 1991; Published: 1 July 1992
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