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Old 03-14-2013, 01:00 PM   #1
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DNA reveals mating patterns of critically endangered sea turtle

New research into the mating habits of a critically endangered sea turtle will help conservationists understand more about its mating patterns. Female hawksbill turtles mate at the beginning of the season and store sperm for up to 75 days to use when laying multiple nests on the beach. New research also reveals that these turtles are mainly monogamous and donít tend to re-mate during the season.



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