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Table 1 Information on sampled loggerhead sea turtles and their condition at the time of admission to the rescue centers in the Adriatic Sea

From: Characterization of oral and cloacal microbial communities of wild and rehabilitated loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta)

Turtle ID Origin Sampling date (YYYY-MM-DD) Days before sampling Sampling site CCL (cm) Weight (kg) Sex Life stage Reason for admission to rescue center
Oral Cloacal Water
ID010 CRO, Korčula 2018-12-11 3 + NA 40 F adult Old head injury; weight was measured prior to release 2019-11-04
2019-04-08 121 + + 69.7 46.5
ID019 IT, Barletta 2019-01-09 0 + + 50.7 31 ND juvenile Trawling (32 m depth), treated for gas embolism
2019-01-11 2R + +
ID022 IT, Barletta-Trani 2019-01-10 0R + + 72 42 M adult Trawling (22 m depth), released during the day
ID023 IT, Trani 2019-01-11 13 + + 64 30.6 ND juvenile Trawling (36 m depth) hospitalized at the WWF center in fresh water (7 days leeches removal treatment)
ID026 IT, Molfetta 2019-01-21 6R + + + 64.5 32.1 M adult Found at the beach, not good clinical status
ID028 IT, Barletta 2019-01-17 0 + + 74.5 46 F adult Trawling (34 m depth), gas embolism
ID030 IT, Barletta 2019-01-17 0 + + 63 29.5 ND juvenile Trawling (34 m depth), gas embolism
2019-01-21 4R + + +
ID034 IT, Bisceglie 2019-01-22 0R + 72 45.6 F adult Trawling (40 m depth), good clinical status
ID040 IT, Barletta-Trani 2019-01-28 4R + 66 35.2 ND juvenile Trawling (40 m depth), good clinical status
ID041 IT, Barletta-Trani 2019-01-28 4R + + 55.5 20 ND juvenile Trawling (22 m depth), gas embolism
ID042 IT, Barletta 2019-01-29 0R + + 67.5 36.4 ND juvenile Trawling (40 m depth), good clinical status
ID044 IT, Bisceglie 2019-01-29 0R + + 68 36.3 ND juvenile Trawling (30 m depth), good clinical status
  1. Letter “R” in superscript next to the number of day before sampling indicates release into the wild on that day, if not present it means that the turtle was kept in the clinic or rescue center after the sampling
  2. CCL curved carapace length, ND not determined