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Misidentification of Sea Turtles in the East Pacific: Caretta caretta and Lepidochelys olivacea

view Misidentification of Sea Turtles in the East Pacific: Caretta caretta and Lepidochelys olivacea digital asset: https://repository.si.edu/bitstream/handle/10088/1020/Frazier1985.pdf
Author:
Frazier, John G.
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1985
Citation:
Frazier, John G. 1985. Misidentification of Sea Turtles in the East Pacific: Caretta caretta and Lepidochelys olivacea. Journal of Herpetology, 19(1): 1-11.
Topic:
Zoology
Animals
Veterinary medicine
Animal health
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Smithsonian Libraries
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Origin of Juvenile Loggerhead Turtles (Caretta Caretta) in a Tropical Developmental Habitat in Caribbean Panamá

view Origin of Juvenile Loggerhead Turtles (Caretta Caretta) in a Tropical Developmental Habitat in Caribbean Panamá digital asset: https://repository.si.edu/bitstream/handle/10088/1612/Engstrom_Meylan_and_Meylan.pdf
Author:
Meylan, Peter A.
Engstrom, Tag N.
Meylan, Anne B.
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2002
Citation:
Engstrom, Tag N., Meylan, Peter A. and Meylan, Anne B. 2002. Origin of Juvenile Loggerhead Turtles (Caretta Caretta) in a Tropical Developmental Habitat in Caribbean Panamá. Animal Conservation, 5: 125-133.
Topic:
Tropics
Biology
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Smithsonian Libraries
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edanmdm:SILSRO_50975

Age and Growth of Loggerhead Sea Turtles (Caretta Caretta) of Coastal Georgia: An Assessment of Skeletochronogical Age-Estimates

view Age and Growth of Loggerhead Sea Turtles (Caretta Caretta) of Coastal Georgia: An Assessment of Skeletochronogical Age-Estimates digital asset: https://repository.si.edu/bitstream/handle/10088/905/parham-zug-1998.pdf
Author:
Zug, George R.
Parham, James F.
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1997
Citation:
Parham, James F. and Zug, George R. 1997. Age and Growth of Loggerhead Sea Turtles (Caretta Caretta) of Coastal Georgia: An Assessment of Skeletochronogical Age-Estimates. Bulletin of Marine Science, 61(2): 287-304.
Topic:
Vertebrates
Animals
Zoology
Natural History
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Vertebrate Zoology
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Comparison of Blood Values in Foraging, Nesting, and Stranded Loggerhead Turtles (Caretta Caretta) Along the Coast of Georgia, Usa

view Comparison of Blood Values in Foraging, Nesting, and Stranded Loggerhead Turtles (Caretta Caretta) Along the Coast of Georgia, Usa digital asset: https://repository.si.edu/bitstream/handle/10088/7931/nzp_Deem_et_al_2009_COMPARISON_OF_BLOOD_VALUES_IN_FO.pdf
Author:
Deem, Sharon L.
Dodd, Mark
Alleman, A. Rick
Norton, Terry M.
Karesh, William B.
Mitchell, Mark
Segars, Al
Poppenga, Robert H.
Cray, Carolyn
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2009
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The health status of 83 loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta; 39 foraging, 31 nesting, and 13 stranded turtles) was analyzed using physical examinations, hematology, plasma biochemistry, plasma protein electrophoresis, and toxicologic parameters. Significant differences were noted in a number of health parameters between turtles exhibiting each of these behaviors. On physical examinations, stranded turtles had the highest prevalence of heavy carapace epibiont loads, miscellaneous abnormalities, emaciation, and weakness. Differences in hematologic values included a lower packed cell volume, higher number of lymphocytes, and lower number of monocytes in stranded turtles; lower white blood cell counts in foraging turtles; and significant differences in total solid values among turtles exhibiting all behaviors with the lowest values in stranded turtles and the highest values in nesting turtles. Differences in plasma biochemistry values included the highest uric acid, creatine kinase, and CO2 values in stranded turtles; the highest glucose and potassium values in foraging turtles; and the highest cholesterol and triglyceride values, and lowest alanine aminotransferase, in nesting turtles. Differences in total protein, albumin, and globulin were found using plasma biochemistry values, with lowest values in stranded turtles and highest values in nesting females, whereas differences in blood urea nitrogen between turtles included the lowest values in nesting turtles and the highest in foraging turtles. Plasma organochlorine and polychlorinated biphenyl levels were below their limits of quantification in the 39 foraging, 11 nesting, and three stranded turtles tested. A statistically significant difference was noted in the level of whole blood mercury between the 23 foraging and 12 nesting turtles tested. There was no difference in arsenic or lead levels between turtles exhibiting any of the three behaviors. Although a few limitations exist with the present study and include unknown ambient temperatures, turtle handling times that varied from 15 min to 53 min per turtle, and the use of a different laboratory for processing complete blood counts and plasma biochemistries in stranded versus foraging and nesting turtles, we provide baseline blood values for two cohorts (foraging and nesting) of loggerhead sea turtles on the coast of Georgia. Additionally, we demonstrate significant differences in clinical findings and blood parameters between foraging, nesting, and stranded loggerhead turtles in the region.
Citation:
Deem, Sharon L., Norton, Terry M., Mitchell, Mark, Segars, Al, Alleman, A. Rick, Cray, Carolyn, Poppenga, Robert H., Dodd, Mark and Karesh, William B. 2009. Comparison of Blood Values in Foraging, Nesting, and Stranded Loggerhead Turtles (Caretta Caretta) Along the Coast of Georgia, Usa. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 45(1): 41-56.
Topic:
Zoology
Animals
Veterinary medicine
Animal health
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Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
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Chelonibia caretta (Spengler)

view Chelonibia caretta (Spengler) digital asset number 1
Microhabitat Description:
On loggerhead turtle (caretta caretta)
Collector:
H. W. Wells
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico
Preparation:
Alcohol (Ethanol)
Remarks:
preparation had a question after it in SELGEM
Place:
St. Teresa, Wilson Beach, Franklin County, Florida, United States, North Atlantic Ocean
Collection Date:
22 Apr 1964
Specimen Count:
2
Record Last Modified:
20 Oct 2014
Common name:
Barnacles
Taxonomy:
Animalia Arthropoda Maxillopoda Balaniformes Chelonibiidae
Published Name:
Chelonibia caretta (Spengler)
Accession Number:
265862
USNM Number:
113409
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Crustacea
Invertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
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Chelonibia caretta (Spengler)

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Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
South Atlantic Ocean
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Rio De Janeiro, Cape Frio, Brazil, South Atlantic Ocean
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
15 Jan 2013
Common name:
Barnacles
Taxonomy:
Animalia Arthropoda Maxillopoda Balaniformes Chelonibiidae
Published Name:
Chelonibia caretta (Spengler)
Accession Number:
000000
USNM Number:
51838
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Crustacea
Invertebrate Zoology
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NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
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Caretta patriciae Zug, 2001

view Caretta patriciae Zug, 2001 digital asset number 1
Collector:
Jack H. McLellan
Type Status:
Holotype
Type Citation:
Zug, G. R. 2001. Smithsonian Contr.Paleobiology. 90: 207-212, Tf. 3,4,5,6.
Place:
Beaufort County, North Carolina, United States
Collection Date:
17 Jul 1972
Specimen Count:
1
Site Number:
42246
Record Last Modified:
11 Dec 2017
Skeletal Morphology:
Skull elements, partial skull lacking basioccipital, basisphenoid, and left quadrate-squamosal complex through and including left jugal.
Geological Age:
Cenozoic - Neogene - Pliocene - Hemphillian
Stratigraphy:
Chesapeake Group - Yorktown Fm
Common name:
Turtle
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Cheloniidae
Published Name:
Caretta patriciae Zug, 2001
USNM Number:
PAL186731
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Paleogeneral
Reptiles / Amphibians
Reptilia Chelonia
Paleobiology
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NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
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Caretta caretta

Preparation:
Dry
Remarks:
partial postcranial skeleton
Sex:
Sex unknown
Place:
No Locality Data
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
22 Aug 2014
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Cheloniidae
Published Name:
Caretta caretta
Other Numbers:
Field Number : No Field Number
USNM Number:
222473
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Amphibians & Reptiles
Vertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_6341599

Caretta caretta

Preparation:
Ethanol
Stage:
Eggs
Place:
Sekania, Zakinthos Island, Ionian Island Group, Greece, Europe
Collection Date:
17 Jul 1982
Specimen Count:
2
Record Last Modified:
22 Aug 2014
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Cheloniidae
Published Name:
Caretta caretta
Other Numbers:
Field Number : Z 289
USNM Number:
247802
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Amphibians & Reptiles
Vertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_6101663

Caretta caretta

Preparation:
Ethanol
Remarks:
scutes
Sex:
Female
Place:
Sekania, Zakinthos Island, Ionian Island Group, Greece, Europe
Collection Date:
17 Jul 1982
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
22 Aug 2014
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Cheloniidae
Published Name:
Caretta caretta
Other Numbers:
Field Number : Z 289
USNM Number:
247798
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Amphibians & Reptiles
Vertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_6101659

Caretta caretta

Preparation:
Dry
Remarks:
skull, shell and partial postcranial skeleton
Sex:
Female
Place:
No Locality Data
Collection Date:
11 Dec 1978
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
22 Aug 2014
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Cheloniidae
Published Name:
Caretta caretta
Other Numbers:
Field Number : WSU 3079
USNM Number:
232399
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Amphibians & Reptiles
Vertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_6351525

Caretta caretta

Preparation:
Ethanol
Remarks:
scutes
Sex:
Female
Place:
Sekania, Zakinthos Island, Ionian Island Group, Greece, Europe
Collection Date:
11 Jul 1982
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
22 Aug 2014
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Cheloniidae
Published Name:
Caretta caretta
Other Numbers:
Field Number : Z 267
USNM Number:
247796
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Amphibians & Reptiles
Vertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_6101657

Caretta caretta

Preparation:
Dry
Remarks:
skull
Place:
Inhambane, Inhambane, Mozambique, Africa
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
22 Aug 2014
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Cheloniidae
Published Name:
Caretta caretta
Other Numbers:
Field Number : No Field Number
USNM Number:
49573
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Amphibians & Reptiles
Vertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_6026175

Caretta caretta

Preparation:
Ethanol
Stage:
Egg
Place:
Sekania, Zakinthos Island, Ionian Island Group, Greece, Europe
Collection Date:
13 Jul 1982
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
22 Aug 2014
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Cheloniidae
Published Name:
Caretta caretta
Other Numbers:
Field Number : Z 279
USNM Number:
247800
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Amphibians & Reptiles
Vertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_6101661

Caretta caretta

Preparation:
Ethanol
Stage:
Eggs
Place:
Sekania, Zakinthos Island, Ionian Island Group, Greece, Europe
Collection Date:
13 Jul 1982
Specimen Count:
2
Record Last Modified:
22 Aug 2014
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Cheloniidae
Published Name:
Caretta caretta
Other Numbers:
Field Number : Z 277
USNM Number:
247801
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Amphibians & Reptiles
Vertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_6101662

Caretta caretta

Preparation:
Dry
Remarks:
pleurals and peripherals
Sex:
Sex unknown
Place:
No Locality Data
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
22 Aug 2014
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Cheloniidae
Published Name:
Caretta caretta
Other Numbers:
Other USNM Number : USNM-OSTEO 029263
USNM Number:
220769
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Amphibians & Reptiles
Vertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_6339896

Caretta caretta

Biogeographical Region:
Oceania
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Pacific Ocean
Preparation:
Dry
Sex:
Male
Place:
La Foa, Southern, South Province, New Caledonia, Pacific Ocean
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
5 Apr 2017
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Cheloniidae
Published Name:
Caretta caretta
Other Numbers:
Field Number : No Field Number
USNM Number:
117356
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Amphibians & Reptiles
Vertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_6088628

Caretta caretta

Biogeographical Region:
Indoaustralia
Preparation:
Ethanol
Place:
Australia, Australia
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
3 May 2017
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Cheloniidae
Published Name:
Caretta caretta
Other Numbers:
Field Number : No Field Number
USNM Number:
591734
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Amphibians & Reptiles
Vertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_13266047

Caretta caretta

Biogeographical Region:
Indoaustralia
Preparation:
Ethanol
Place:
Australia, Australia
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
3 May 2017
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Cheloniidae
Published Name:
Caretta caretta
Other Numbers:
Field Number : No Field Number
USNM Number:
591736
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Amphibians & Reptiles
Vertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_13266050

Caretta caretta

Preparation:
Dry
Remarks:
skull
Sex:
Sex unknown
Place:
No Locality Data
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
22 Aug 2014
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Cheloniidae
Published Name:
Caretta caretta
Other Numbers:
Other USNM Number : USNM-OSTEO 029207
USNM Number:
220767
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Amphibians & Reptiles
Vertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_6339894

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