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she/her/hers Integrative Biology PhD Student Florida Atlantic University Animal Behavior, Sensory Biology, Movement Ecology "I like turtles."
Sep 14, 2021 7 tweets 5 min read
1/7 Evidence for the independent evolution of visual perception during seafinding by hatchling leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) 🐢#SeaTurtleTalks #TurtleTuesday 2/7 Hatchling sea turtles crawl toward the lowest and brightest horizon when they emerge from nests at night #seafinding. Differences in spectral sensitivities driven by different life histories could lead to the independent evolution of this innate behavior. #SeaTurtleTalks