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Unintended backpackers

Unintended backpackers

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Published by Karumbé
Abstract Here we report the first observations of the
rapa whelk Rapana venosamassively bio-fouling
immature green turtles Chelonia mydas. From
November 2004 to July 2011, we examined 33 green
turtles with rapa whelks attached to their carapaces in
Uruguayan waters. The number of attached rapa
whelks ranged from 1 to 49 individuals, representing
up to 20 % of turtle weight. This previously unre-
corded interaction may be of global importance to
green turtles conservation because (a) immature green
turtles from distant breeding populations utilize insu-
lar and coastal waters of the Rı ´o de la Plata estuary and
Atlantic coast of Uruguay as developmental and
foraging habitats and (b) attached whelks may reduce
green turtle fitness by reducing buoyancy, increasing
drag, and causing severe injuries to the carapace.
Abstract Here we report the first observations of the
rapa whelk Rapana venosamassively bio-fouling
immature green turtles Chelonia mydas. From
November 2004 to July 2011, we examined 33 green
turtles with rapa whelks attached to their carapaces in
Uruguayan waters. The number of attached rapa
whelks ranged from 1 to 49 individuals, representing
up to 20 % of turtle weight. This previously unre-
corded interaction may be of global importance to
green turtles conservation because (a) immature green
turtles from distant breeding populations utilize insu-
lar and coastal waters of the Rı ´o de la Plata estuary and
Atlantic coast of Uruguay as developmental and
foraging habitats and (b) attached whelks may reduce
green turtle fitness by reducing buoyancy, increasing
drag, and causing severe injuries to the carapace.

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