The Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas): further observations on breeding in captivity

Authors

  • Glenn F. Ulrich,

    1. Mariculture Ltd.,*Dagger; Grand Cayman, BWI
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    • *South Carolina Wildlife & Marine Resources Department, Finfish Management Unit, Marine Resources Division, Post Office Box 12559, Charleston, South Carolina 29412, U.S.A.

  • Alan S. Parkes

    1. Mariculture Ltd.,*Dagger; Grand Cayman, BWI
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    • **1, The Bramleys, Shepreth, Royston, Herts., England. Now Cayman Turtle Farm Ltd.


  • ‡Now Cayman Turtle Farm Ltd.

Abstract

Mating, nesting and hatching of the Green sea turtle on Mariculture Ltd's farm on Grand Cayman Island, BWI in 1973 were recorded in a previous paper. The results described were the first of their kind, so that events in the farm breeding colony in the following year were awaited with much interest, especially as to hatchability of the eggs. The observations made in 1974, which extended and mainly confirmed those made in 1973, are described below.

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