Articles | Volume 12, issue 23
Research article
08 Dec 2015
Research article |  | 08 Dec 2015

Stable isotopes in barnacles as a tool to understand green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) regional movement patterns

M. Detjen, E. Sterling, and A. Gómez


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (14 Oct 2015) by S. Wajih A. Naqvi
AR by Matthias Detjen on behalf of the Authors (18 Oct 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Oct 2015) by S. Wajih A. Naqvi
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (13 Nov 2015)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (14 Nov 2015) by S. Wajih A. Naqvi
Short summary
We report on the oxygen isotope signatures in green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) barnacles (Platylepas sp.) to suggest likely regional movement patterns by mapping these onto a predictive oxygen isotope map of the Pacific. Exploring barnacle proxies potential relevance as an alternative tool with which to study green sea turtle migration, we find that these could complement traditional methods of studying connectivity between turtle populations and help inform more effective conservation policy.
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