The Biology of Sea Turtles Volume II

The Biology of Sea Turtles  Volume II
Author: Peter L. Lutz,John A. Musick,Jeanette Wyneken
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2002-12-17
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781420040807

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The success of the first volume of The Biology of Sea Turtles revealed a need for broad but comprehensive reviews of major recent advances in sea turtle biology. Biology of Sea Turtles, Volume II emphasizes practical aspects of biology that relate to sea turtle management and to changes in marine and coastal ecosystems. These topics i

Sea Turtles

Sea Turtles
Author: James R. Spotila
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2004-11-12
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9780801880070

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Marine biologist James R. Spotila has spent much of his life unraveling the mysteries of these graceful creatures and working to ensure their survival. In "Sea Turtles," he offers a comprehensive and compelling account of their history and life cycle based on the most recent scientific data and suggests what we can be done to save them. Illustrated with stunning, full-color photographs. 0-808-8007-6$24.95 / Johns Hopkins University Press

Sea Turtles of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States

Sea Turtles of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States
Author: Carol Ruckdeschel,C. Robert Shoop
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 151
Release: 2012-03-15
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9780820344461

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Written by two of the Southeast's foremost authorities on sea turtle conservation, this is an accessible, fully illustrated guide to the species that frequent the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States. No one who encounters a sea turtle soon forgets it. The leatherback, for instance, can grow to huge proportions, commonly approaching eight feet in length and more than half a ton in weight. Powerful swimmers, they are also among the deepest divers of all air-breathing sea creatures. Despite these assets, the survival of the leatherback, like that of all sea turtle species, is under constant threat from commercial fishing operations, overdevelopment of nesting grounds, pollution, and predation by introduced species. The guide opens with comprehensive coverage of the sea turtle's evolution, juvenile and adult life cycles, nesting, diet and feeding, disease and parasites, predators, and conservation issues. Each subsequent chapter is dedicated to a particular turtle species: loggerhead, leatherback, Kemp's ridley, green sea turtle, hawksbill, and olive ridley. The account of each species describes distribution, habitats, general appearance, life history and behavior, and conservation. For each species, photographs of hatchlings and adults and a map showing distribution and migration provide further information. Sea turtles have been swimming the seas for one hundred million years. Yet all of the species in this book—indeed, all sea turtles worldwide—are on U.S. and international endangered lists. Biologists Carol Ruckdeschel and C. Robert Shoop have dedicated their careers to learning about sea turtles—and to ensuring that we understand that we are stakeholders in the fate of these ancient creatures. With this guide in hand, readers will be better equipped to understand sea turtle biology and support sea turtle conservation efforts.

Sea Turtles

Sea Turtles
Author: Stanley L. Swartz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 1999
Genre: Sea turtles
ISBN: 0768503531

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24 visually compelling, factual texts to support your classroom guided reading program Fantastic underwater photography by award-winning photographer Robert Yin complements a predictable text structure that is suitable for the beginning reader Leveled books that encourage children to acces and interpret information for specific purposes These books are suitable for beginning readers as well as struggling readers in grades 4 & 5

Assessment of Sea Turtle Status and Trends

Assessment of Sea Turtle Status and Trends
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Ocean Studies Board,Committee on the Review of Sea-Turtle Population Assessment Methods
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2010-10-07
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780309152556

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All six species of sea turtles found in U.S. waters are listed as endangered or threatened, but the exact population sizes of these species are unknown due to a lack of key information regarding birth and survival rates. The U.S. Endangered Species Act prohibits the hunting of sea turtles and reduces incidental losses from activities such as shrimp trawling and development on beaches used for nesting. However, current monitoring does not provide enough information on sea turtle populations to evaluate the effectiveness of these protective measures. Sea Turtle Status and Trends reviews current methods for assessing sea turtle populations and finds that although counts of sea turtles are essential, more detailed information on sea turtle biology, such as survival rates and breeding patterns, is needed to predict and understand changes in populations in order to develop successful management and conservation plans.

Run Sea Turtle Run

Run  Sea Turtle  Run
Author: Stephen R. Swinburne
Publsiher: Millbrook Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2020-03-03
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781541595668

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"Can you hear me? Scritch, scratch. I'm a little sea turtle inside an egg." Follow a hatchling's treacherous journey from nest to sea. Longtime science writer Stephen Swinburne creates an engaging first-person narrative from the sea turtle's perspective. Gorgeous photographs by Guillaume Feuillet capture the drama of the hatchlings' race to safety. Back matter includes information on the life cycle of leatherback sea turtles, tips for how readers can assist with sea turtle conservation, and recommended further reading.

Let s Explore Sea Turtles

Let s Explore Sea Turtles
Author: Michael Patrick O'Neill
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2005
Genre: Sea turtles
ISBN: 0972865322

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Describes four kinds of sea turtles--hawksbill turtles, green turtles, leatherbacks, and loggerheads--and explains how people help to keep them safe and healthy in the wild.

The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles

The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles
Author: Frederick Davis
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2007-07-02
Genre: Science
ISBN: 0198042477

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Archie Carr, one of the greatest biologists of the twentieth century, played a leading part in finding a new and critical role for natural history and systematics in a post-1950s world dominated by the glamorous science of molecular biology. With the rise of molecular biology came a growing popular awareness of species extinction. Carr championed endangered sea turtles, and his work reflects major shifts in the study of ecology and evolution. A gifted nature writer, his books on the natural history of sea turtles and their habitats in Florida, the Caribbean, and Africa entertained and educated a wide audience. Carr's conservation ethic grew from his field work as well as his friendships with the fishermen who supplied him with many of the stories he retold so engagingly. With Archie Carr as the focus, The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles explores the evolution of the naturalist tradition, biology, and conservation during the twentieth century.