Pisonia grandis does not appear to harbour fungi known to invade sea turtle nests at Heron Island, Eastern Australia

Phillott , Andrea D. (2001) Pisonia grandis does not appear to harbour fungi known to invade sea turtle nests at Heron Island, Eastern Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 125 (1). pp. 69-70.

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Abstract

Hatching success of loggerhead sea turtle nests is significantly lower at Heron I. (23°26´ S, 151°55´ E-Capricorn Group, southern Great Barrier Reef), than on the adjacent mainland1. Fungal invasion appears to play a major role in inter-specific and inter-habitat variation in egg mortality between loggerhead (Caretta caretta L.) and green (Chelonia mydas L.) sea turtles at coral cay and mainland rookeries1, and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata L.) and flatback (Natator depressus Garman) turtles at other major rookeries in eastern Australia*.

Item ID: 5393
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
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ISSN: 0372-1426
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2009 05:22
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0605 Microbiology > 060505 Mycology @ 50%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0607 Plant Biology > 060799 Plant Biology not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960808 Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%
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