Scientific Publications

Loggerhead Marinelife Center's research team works with local and international organizations to form partnerships and share initiatives and best practices that are core to our mission of ocean conservation with a special focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles. These resources document some of our published findings and successful projects.














Albinism In Florida Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) Hatchlings: Ratio-Based Evidence of Basic Mendelian Recessiveness

Plasma chemistry in nesting leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) from Florida: understanding the importance of sample hemolysis effects on blood analytes

Breeding sex ratio and population size of
loggerhead turtles from Southwestern Florida

Impacts of a geotextile container dune core on marine turtle nesting in Juno Beach, Florida, United States

Longitudinal study of breeding sex ratios of two imperiled turtles nesting in southern Florida

The research project above was funded in part by a grant awarded from the Sea Turtle Grants Program. The Sea Turtle Grants Program is funded from proceeds from the sale of the Florida Sea Turtle License Plate. Learn more at

Evidence of accumulation and elimination of inorganic contaminants from the lachrymal salt glands of leatherback sea turtles

Comparison of Whole Blood and Plasma Glucose Concentrations in Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas) Determined Using a Glucometer and a Dry Chemistry Analyzer

Blood Chemistry and Hematology Values in Healthy and Rehabilitated Rough-Toothed Dolphins (Steno bredanensis) fffffffffffff

Potential effects of brevetoxins and toxic elements on various health variables in Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) and green (Chelonia mydas) sea turtles after a red tide bloom event

Blood analytes of oceanic-juvenile loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) from Azorean waters: reference intervals, size-relevant correlations and comparisons to neritic loggerheads from western Atlantic coastal waters

Note on the unique physiologic state of loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) during nesting season as evidenced by a suite of health variables