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ISRN Zoology
Volume 2013, Article ID 514576, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/514576
Research Article

Change of Plasma Chemistry Values in Captive Breeding Loggerhead Turtles (Caretta caretta)

Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, 1-3, Minato-Machi, Minato-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 455-0033, Japan

Received 7 March 2013; Accepted 1 April 2013

Academic Editors: R. Castiglia, L. Kaczmarek, I. Krams, and B. A. Young

Copyright © 2013 Yuka Kakizoe et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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