Publications


  • Luschi P., Casale P. 2014. Movement patterns of marine turtles in the Mediterranean Sea: a review. Italian Journal of Zoology 81(4): 478-495. DOI: 10.1080/11250003.2014.963714 Download
  • Casale P., Freggi D., Maffucci F., Hochscheid S. 2014. Adult sex ratios of loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in two Mediterranean foraging grounds. Scientia Marina. DOI: 10.3989/scimar.03988.30 Download
  • Casale P., Freggi D., Furii G., Vallini C., Salvemini P., Deflorio M., Totaro G., Raimondi S., Fortuna C., Godley B. 2014. Annual survival probabilities of juvenile loggerhead sea turtles indicate high anthropogenic impact to Mediterranean populations. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2467 Download
  • Casale P., Mariani P. 2014. The first “lost year” of Mediterranean sea turtles: dispersal patterns indicate subregional management units for conservation. Marine Ecology Progress Series 498: 263-274. DOI: 10.3354/meps10640 Download
  • Casale P., Freggi D., Dourdeville K.M., Prescot, R. 2013. First evidence of migration by loggerhead sea turtles, Caretta caretta, from the eastern Mediterranean to north America. Vie et Milieu 63(2): 93-96. Download
  • Garofalo L., Mastrogiacomo A., Casale P., Carlini R., Eleni C., Freggi D., Gelli D.,  Knittweis L., Mifsud C., Mingozzi T., Novarini N, Scaravelli D., Scillitani G., Oliverio M., Novelletto A. 2013. Genetic characterization of central Mediterranean stocks of the loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) using mitochondrial and nuclear markers, and conservation implications. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 23:868-884. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2338 Download
  • Casale P., Freggi D., Cinà A., Rocco M. 2013. Spatio-temporal distribution and migration of adult male loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in the Mediterranean Sea: further evidence of the importance of neritic habitats off North Africa. Marine Biology 160: 703-718. DOI: 10.1007/s00227-012-2125-0 Download
  • Casale P., Aprea A., Deflorio M., De Metrio G. 2012. Increased by-catch rates in the Gulf of Taranto, Italy, in 20 years: a clue about sea turtle population trends? Chelonian Conservation and Biology 11(2): 239-243. doi: 10.2744/CCB-0987.1 Download
  • Casale P., Palilla G., Salemi A., Napoli A., Prinzi M., Genco L., Bonaviri D., Mastrogiacomo A., Oliverio M., Lo Valvo M. 2012. Exceptional sea turtle nest records in 2011 suggest an underestimated nesting potential in Sicily (Italy). Acta Herpetologica 7(1): 181-188. Download
  • Casale P., Simone G., Conoscitore C., Conoscitore M., Salvemini P. 2012. The Gulf of Manfredonia: a new neritic foraging area for loggerhead sea turtles in the Adriatic Sea. Acta Herpetologica 7(1): 1-12. Download
  • Casale P., D’Addario M., Freggi D., Argano R. 2012. Barnacles (Cirripedia: Thoracica) and associated epibionts from sea turtles in the central Mediterranean. Crustaceana, 85(4-5): 533-549. DOI:10.1163/156854012X634393 Download
  • Casale P., Affronte M., Scaravelli D., Lazar B., Vallini C, Luschi P. 2012. Foraging grounds, movement patterns and habitat connectivity of juvenile loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) tracked from the Adriatic Sea. Marine Biology 159: 1527-1535. DOI 10.1007/s00227-012-1937-2 Download
  • Casale P., Broderick A.C., Freggi D., Mencacci R., Fuller W.J., Godley B.J., Luschi P. 2012. Long-term residence of juvenile loggerhead turtles to foraging grounds: a potential conservation hotspot in the Mediterranean. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 22(2): 144-154. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2222 Download
  • Wallace B.P., DiMatteo A.D., Bolten A.B., Chaloupka M.Y., Hutchinson B.J., Abreu-Grobois F.A., Mortimer J.A., Seminoff J.A., Amorocho D., Bjorndal K.A., Bourjea J., Bowen B.W., Briseño Dueñas R., Casale P., Choudhury B.C., Costa A., Dutton P.H., Fallabrino A., Finkbeiner E.M., Girard A., Girondot M., Godfrey M.H., Hamann M., Hurley B.J., López-Mendilaharsu M., Marcovaldi M.A., Musick J.A., Nel R., Pilcher N.J., Troëng S., Witherington B., Mast R.B. 2011. Global conservation priorities for marine turtles. PLoS ONE 6(9): e24510. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0024510. http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0024510
  • Lauriano G., Panigada S., Casale P., Pierantonio N., Donovan G.P. 2011. Aerial survey abundance estimates of the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) in the Pelagos Sanctuary, Northwestern Mediterranean Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series 437: 291-302. 1034k Download
  • Casale P. 2011. Sea turtle by-catch in the Mediterranean. Fish and Fisheries 12: 299-316. 469k Download
  • Casale P., Mazaris A.D., Freggi D. 2011. Estimation of age at maturity of loggerhead sea turtles Caretta caretta in the Mediterranean using length frequency data. Endangered Species Research 13(2): 123-129. 204k Download
  • Casale P., Conte N., Freggi D., Cioni C., Argano R. 2011. Age and growth determination by skeletochronology in loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) from the Mediterranean Sea. Scientia Marina 75(1): 197-203. 361k Download
  • Nada M., Casale P. 2011. Sea turtle bycatch and consumption in Egypt threatens Mediterranean turtle populations. Oryx 45(1): 143-149. 135k Download
  • Casale P. and Margaritoulis D. (Eds.) 2010. Sea Turtles in the Mediterranean: Distribution, Threats and Conservation Priorities. IUCN/SSC Marine Turtle Specialist Group. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN, 294 pp. http://iucn-mtsg.org/publications/med-report/
  • Wallace B.P., DiMatteo A.D., Hurley B.J., Finkbeiner E.M., Bolten A.B., Chaloupka M.Y., Hutchinson B.J., Abreu-Grobois F.A., Amorocho D., Bjorndal K.A., Bourjea J., Bowen B.W., Briseño Dueñas R., Casale P., Choudhury B.C., Costa A., Dutton P.H., Fallabrino A., Girard A., Girondot M., Godfrey M.H., Hamann M., López-Mendilaharsu M., Marcovaldi M.A., Mortimer J.A., Musick J.A., Nel R., Pilcher N.J., Seminoff J.A., Troëng S., Witherington B., Mast R.B. 2010. Regional Management Units for marine turtles: a novel framework for prioritizing conservation and research across multiple scales. PLoS ONE 5(12): e15465. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0015465. http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0015465
  • Casale P., Affronte M., Insacco G., Freggi D., Vallini C., Pino d’Astore P., Basso R., Paolillo G., Abbate G., Argano R. 2010. Sea turtle strandings reveal high anthropogenic mortality in Italian waters. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 20: 611-620. 195k Download
  • Hamann M., Godfrey M.H., Seminoff J.A., Arthur K., Barata P.C.R., Bjorndal K.A., Bolten A.B., Broderick A.C., Campbell L.M., Carreras C., Casale P., Chaloupka M., Chan S.K.F., Coyne M.S., Crowder L.B., Diez C.E., Dutton P.H., Epperly S.P., FitzSimmons N.N., Formia A., Girondot M., Hays G.C., IJiunn C., Kaska Y., Lewison R., Mortimer J.A., Nichols W.J., Reina R.D., Shanker K., Spotila J.R., Tomás J., Wallace B.P., Work T.M., Zbinden J., Godley B.J. 2010. Global research priorities for sea turtles: informing management and conservation in the 21st century. Endangered Species Research 11: 245-269. 403k Download
  • Casale P., Pino d’Astore P., Argano R. 2009. Age at size and growth rates of early juvenile loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in the Mediterranean based on length frequency analysis. Herpetological Journal 19: 23-33. 115k Download
  • Casale P., Mazaris A., Freggi D., Vallini C., Argano R. 2009. Growth rates and age at adult size of loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in the Mediterranean Sea, estimated through capture-mark-recapture records. Scientia Marina 73(3): 589-595. 395k Download
  • Lazar B., Lacković G., Casale P., Freggi D., Tvrtković N. 2008. Histological validation of gonad gross morphology to sex juvenile loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta). Herpetological Journal 18: 137-140. 108k Download
  • Casale P., Abbate G., Freggi D., Conte N., Oliverio M., Argano R. 2008. Foraging ecology of loggerhead sea turtles Caretta caretta in the central Mediterranean: evidence for a relaxed life history model. Marine Ecology Progress Series 372: 265-276. 229k Download
  • Casale P., Abbate G., Freggi D., Argano R. 2008. Caretta caretta (loggerhead sea turtle). Digestion time. Herpetological Review 39 (3): 343. 119k Download
  • Casale P., Freggi D., Gratton P., Argano R, Oliverio M. 2008. Mitochondrial DNA reveals regional and interregional importance of the central Mediterranean African shelf for loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta). Scientia Marina 72(3):541-548. 272k Download
  • Casale P., Freggi D., Rocco M. 2008. Mortality induced by drifting longline hooks and branchlines in loggerhead sea turtles, estimated through observation in captivity. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 18: 945–954. 133k Download
  • Casale P., Cattarino L., Freggi D., Rocco M., Argano R. 2007.  Incidental catch of marine turtles by Italian trawlers and longliners in the central Mediterranean. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 17: 686–701. 220k Download
  • Casale P., Freggi D., Basso R., Vallini C., Argano R. 2007. A model of area fidelity, nomadism, and distribution patterns of loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in the Mediterranean Sea. Marine Biology 152:1039–1049. 619k Download
  • Casale P., Mazaris A.D., Freggi D., Basso R., Argano R. 2007. Survival probabilities of loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) estimated from capture‑mark‑recapture data in the Mediterranean Sea. Scientia Marina 71(2):365-372. 316k Download
  • Casale P, Lazar B, Pont S, Tomás J, Zizzo N, Alegre F, Badillo J, Di Summa A, Freggi D, Lacković G, Raga JA, Rositani L, Tvrtković N 2006. Sex ratios of juvenile loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in the Mediterranean Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series 324:281-285. 282k Download
  • Casale P., Freggi D., Basso R., Argano R. 2005. Length-width and length-weight relationships of Caretta caretta from Italy, Mediterranean Sea. Marine Turtle Newsletter 110:9. 153k Download
  • Casale P., Freggi D., Basso R., Argano R. 2005. Interaction of the static net fishery with loggerhead sea turtles in the Mediterranean: insights from mark‑recapture data. Herpetological Journal 15:201-203. 50k Download
  • Casale P., Freggi D., Basso R., Argano R. 2005. Size at male maturity, sexing methods and adult sex ratio in loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) from Italian waters investigated through tail measurements. Herpetological Journal 15:145-148. 122k Download
  • Casale P., Freggi D., Basso R., Argano R. 2005. Oceanic habitats for loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) in the Mediterranean Sea. Marine Turtle Newsletter 107:10-11. 239k Download
  • Casale P., Freggi D., Basso R., Argano R. 2004. Epibiotic barnacles and crabs as indicators of Caretta caretta distribution and movements in the Mediterranean Sea. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 84:1005-6. 72k Download
  • Casale P., Laurent L., De Metrio G. 2004. Incidental capture of marine turtles by the Italian trawl fishery in the north Adriatic Sea. Biological Conservation 119(3):287-295. 235k Download
  • Lazar B., Casale P., Tvrtković N., Kožul V., Tutman P., Glavić N. 2004. The presence of green sea turtle, Chelonia mydas, in the Adriatic sea. Herpetological Journal 14:143-147. 2584k Download
  • Casale P. and Cannavò G. 2003. When a turtle is worth a hook. Marine Turtle Newsletter 101:28. 56k Download
  • Casale P., Nicolosi P., Freggi D., Turchetto M., Argano R. 2003. Leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) in Italy and in the Mediterranean basin. Herpetological Journal 13:135-139. 158k Download
  • Casale P., Laurent L., Gerosa G., Argano R. 2002. Molecular evidence of male-biased dispersal in loggerhead turtle juveniles. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 267(2):139-145. 95k Download
  • Casale P., Gerosa G. and Yerli S.V. 2000. Female-biased primary sex ratio of the green turtle (Chelonia mydas) estimated through sand temperatures at Akyatan, Turkey. Zoology in the Middle East 20:37-46. 2125k Download
  • Casale P., Gerosa G., Argano A., Barbaro S. and Fontana G. 1998. Testosterone titers of immature loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) incidentally caught in the Central Mediterranean: a preliminary sex ratio study. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 3(1):90-93. 1252k Download
  • Laurent L., Casale P., Bradai M. N., Godley B. J., Gerosa G., Broderick A. C., Schroth W., Schierwater B., Levy A. M., Freggi D., Abd El-Mawla E. M., Hadoud D.A., Gomati H. E., Domingo M., Hadjichristophorou M., Kornaraky L., Demirayak F. and Gautier Ch. 1998. Molecular resolution of marine turtle stock composition  in  fishery bycatch: a case study in the Mediterranean. Molecular Ecology 7:1529-1542. 773k Download
  • Gerosa G., Aureggi M., Casale P. and Yerli S.V. 1998. Green turtle nesting at Akyatan beach, Turkey, 1994-1997. Marine Turtle Newsletter 81:4-5. 82k Download