Leatherback Turtles in Hawaii

John and Julia Davenport are currently spending 3 weeks on Hawaii, working with NOAA turtle scientists upon the anatomy of juvenile leatherback turtles. They are focussing primarily on the thermophysiology of the species and work is going extremely well. Already cooperation with NOAA in California is in prospect to extend the work to adult specimens, and a side project on the structure of the skull over the turtle’s pineal eye has been spun off.

 

Image: John Davenport with NOAA colleagues T. Todd Jones (left) and George Balazs (right)

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