Abstract

Following a multi-decadal tagging program at loggerhead nesting areas in Greece, 28 individual turtles have been identified with reproductive longevities greater than 21 yrs, ranging from 22 to 33 yrs. Continuation of this long-term tagging program, along with improvement of tag retention through usage of PIT tags, are expected to increase the herein reported maximum reproductive longevity of loggerhead turtles.

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