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Old 09-20-2008, 05:00 PM   #1
Threatened Atlantic Leatherback Turtles Split Into Two Groups To Forage, Isotope Anal

The beaches of French Guiana constitute a major reproduction site for leatherback turtles. This sea turtle, although a protected species, is threatened by human activity. Female turtles return to the same beach every two to three years to lay their eggs; what happens in the interval remains a mystery. In a new study a group of French and Belgian scientists found that the turtles segregate into two distinct feeding units.


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