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Dr. Jim Hicks | Dr. Suzy Muns, University of California Irvine | Dr. Lance Adams, Aquarium of the Pacific | Dr. Todd Schmidt, Dr. Judy St. Ledger, Sea World of California

Evaluation of the Breathing Patterns of Normal and Respiratory Diseased Olive Ridley Sea Turtles

Using Pnuemotachography (2003)

The study showed that the energetic cost of breathing is significantly higher in diseased turtles and may impact their ability to survive in the wild. This was the first respiratory study of this kind evaluating respiratory patterns of Olive Ridley sea turtles.

Last updated October 19 2011