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posted on 17.12.2019, 14:38 by Christine Figgener, Joseph Bernardo, Pamela T. Plotkin
113 studies using stable isotope analysis in marine turtles reviewed and summarized in a Comprehensive Data Table as word file. Summary of studies reviewed employing stable isotope analysis (SIA) of δ13C and/or δ15N to investigate different aspects of marine turtle trophic ecology, sometimes combined SIA with satellite tracking. Table summarizes for each study: the study region, life stages surveyed, sample sizes, tissues used for SIA, major findings and reference. Studies are organized by marine turtle species > ocean basin. Juveniles and subadult stages were usually sampled in foraging areas if not indicated otherwise. The study categories A-D & M refer to a hierarchical concept model introduced in Figgener, Bernardo and Plotkin (2018) (manuscript in preparation); M indicates method papers. References marked with S indicate studies that have supplementary data available online, with * indicate studies included in the quantitative dataset. Abbreviations: SI=Stable Isotope, RBCs=red blood cells, CCL=curved carapace length, SCL=straight carapace length, SCW=straight carapace width, BM=body mass, TP=trophic position, GoM=Gulf of Mexico, AA-CSIA=Amino Acid – Compound Specific Isotope Analysis, EAA=Essential Amino Acid, Cc=Caretta caretta, Cm=Chelonia mydas, Dc=Dermochelys coriacea, Ei=Eretmochelys imbricata, Lk=Lepidochelys kempii, Lo=Lepidochelys olivacea, Nd=Natator depressus






Caretta caretta, Chelonia mydas, Eretmochelys imbricata, Dermochelys coriacea, Natator depressus, Lepidochelys kempii, Lepidochelys olivacea, Chelonioidea, Dermochelyidae, Cheloniidae


Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, global