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Record number 491826
Title First record of a Caribbean green turtle (Chelonia mydas) grazing on invasive seagrass (Halophila stipulacea)
Author(s) Becking, L.E.; Bussel, T.; Debrot, A.O.; Christianen, M.
Source Caribbean Journal of Science 48 (2014)2-3. - ISSN 0008-6452 - p. 162 - 163.
DOI https://doi.org/10.18475/cjos.v48i3.a05
Department(s) Maritiem
WIAS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2014
Abstract From Bonaire, we here provide the first documented case of the green turtle feeding on the invasive seagrass, Halophila stipulacea, in the Caribbean. The seagrass is rapidly invading existing seagrass meadows and altering key foraging habitat of this endangered marine reptile throughout the eastern Caribbean. We expect that more records of green turtles feeding on this invasive species will gradually follow from throughout the region and that the green turtle might alter its foraging behavior in response to the changing species composition of its foraging habitat.
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