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Re: Continental predators, etc.
> On Fri, 31 Aug 2001, David Marjanovic wrote:
> > > > [...] It should also be noted that Marine
> > > > Turtles have used the simplest strategy of all (bury them at night
> > > > forget them) quite successfully for 65 million years, even on
> > > > continental beaches and using traditional sites year after year.
> > >
> > > Which continental beaches?
> > Lots, e. g. in Greece and Turkey.
> The Turkish beach which hosts Loggerhead Turtles (_Caretta caretta) is
> basically a sand bar which juts out from the mainland. As such, it is
> remote. There is some predation, but wolves must walk something like 5 km
> to the site--that's 5 km along a sand bar. [...]
Why wolves? Aren't rats enough?
> Now, which Greek beach was it?
Don't know, AFAIK several, and aren't there more in Turkey?
Is it really only *Caretta caretta*, BTW?