The Biology of Sea Turtles Book

The Biology of Sea Turtles


  • Author : Peter L. Lutz
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-12-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 446
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351411288

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The Biology of Sea Turtles Excerpt :

Sea turtles have existed for millions of years, making them fascinating subjects of study. In the last 20 years, the science of sea turtle biology has expanded at an exponential rate, leading to major advances in many areas. This book synthesizes the results of these advances and focuses on how these endangered marine reptiles operate in, adapt to, and are dependent upon particular features of their marine environment. New technology in data gathering, such as DNA analyses, remote sensing, and physiological monitoring techniques, has led to a much greater understanding of the biology of the sea turtle at all stages of their life history.

The Biology of Sea Turtles Book

The Biology of Sea Turtles


  • Author : Jeanette Wyneken
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2013-03-25
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 475
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439873083

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The Biology of Sea Turtles Excerpt :

Since the first volume of The Biology of Sea Turtles was published in 1997, the field has grown and matured in ways few of the authors would have predicted—particularly in the areas of physiology, behavior, genetics, and health. Volume III presents timely coverage of emerging areas as well as the integration of approaches and information that did not exist even a decade ago. The book assembles the foremost experts in each topic to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive book on sea turtles available today. New areas covered include in vivo imaging of structure, spatial distributions of marine turtles at sea, epibiosis, imprinting, parasitology, and climatic effects. Life history is explored in three chapters covering age determination, predator-prey interactions, and mortality from bycatch. The Biology of Sea Turtles, Volume III will inspire scientists and students to explore and expand their understanding of these intriguing animals. The book provides clear baseline summaries, thoughtful syntheses, and effective presentation of the most fundamental topics spanning form and function, health, distributions, behavior, genetics, evolution, and ecology. Its scope and depth make it the definitive go-to reference in the field.

Sea Turtles Book
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Sea Turtles


  • Author : James R. Spotila
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2004-10-26
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN 10 : 9780801880070

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Presents a vivid description of the natural history and life cycle of the seven species of sea tutles, including diets and mating habits, the environmental dangers that threaten their survival, and current conservation efforts.

The Biology of Sea Turtles Book

The Biology of Sea Turtles


  • Author : Jeanette Wyneken
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2013-03-25
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 475
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439873076

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The Biology of Sea Turtles Excerpt :

Since the first volume of The Biology of Sea Turtles was published in 1997, the field has grown and matured in ways few of the authors would have predicted—particularly in the areas of physiology, behavior, genetics, and health. Volume III presents timely coverage of emerging areas as well as the integration of approaches and information that did not exist even a decade ago. The book assembles the foremost experts in each topic to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive book on sea turtles available today. New areas covered include in vivo imaging of structure, spatial distributions of marine turtles at sea, epibiosis, imprinting, parasitology, and climatic effects. Life history is explored in three chapters covering age determination, predator-prey interactions, and mortality from bycatch. The Biology of Sea Turtles, Volume III will inspire scientists and students to explore and expand their understanding of these intriguing animals. The book provides clear baseline summaries, thoughtful syntheses, and effective presentation of the most fundamental topics spanning form and function, health, distributions, behavior, genetics, evolution, and ecology. Its scope and depth make it the definitive go-to reference in the field.

The Biology of Sea Turtles Book

The Biology of Sea Turtles


  • Author : Peter L. Lutz
  • Publisher : CRC-Press
  • Release Date : 1996-12-09
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 0849384222

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The Biology of Sea Turtles Excerpt :

Sea turtles have existed for millions of years, making them fascinating subjects of study. In the last 20 years, the science of sea turtle biology has expanded at an exponential rate, leading to major advances in many areas. This book synthesizes the results of these advances and focuses on how these endangered marine reptiles operate in, adapt to, and are dependent upon particular features of their marine environment. New technology in data gathering, such as DNA analyses, remote sensing, and physiological monitoring techniques, has led to a much greater understanding of the biology of the sea turtle at all stages of their life history.

Biology and Conservation of Ridley Sea Turtles Book

Biology and Conservation of Ridley Sea Turtles


  • Author : Pamela T. Plotkin
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2007-03
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 0801886112

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The smallest of the sea turtles, olive and Kemp’s ridleys are the only marine turtles to exhibit mass-nesting behavior, known as arribadas. This fascinating phenomenon, during which one could literally walk shell-to-shell across a beach, is considered one of the most amazing wonders of nature. In Biology and Conservation of Ridley Sea Turtles, Pamela T. Plotkin brings together the world’s experts on the genus Lepidochelys to present the first comprehensive, book-length examination of these fascinating animals. Featuring the writings of noted experts including Peter C. H. Pritchard, Jack Frazier, Rene Márquez-M., and Donna J. Shaver, the volume synthesizes over a half century of research. With chapters focused on evolution, development, genetics, physiology, reproduction, migration, and conservation, this book combines a wealth of knowledge and describes an agenda for further research. An integral part of oceanic ecosystems, ridleys present challenges for conservation. Olive ridleys are abundant in some areas and declining in others, whereas Kemp’s ridleys are endangered but slowly recovering. Both face beach-based threats and are prone to capture by commercial fisheries. Here Plotkin and her colleagues reveal the nature of these species and the steps needed to make sure they remain a permanent part of the marine environment.

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

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


  • Author : Carol Ruckdeschel
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-15
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 9780820344461

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

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 Turtle Research and Conservation Book

Sea Turtle Research and Conservation


  • Author : Brad Nahill
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-11-27
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128210307

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Sea Turtle Research and Conservation Excerpt :

Sea Turtle Research and Conservation: Lessons From Working in the Field is a comprehensive reference of experiences with sea turtle species from global experts. This book looks at the human side of protecting and studying these unique animals around the world, as well as the challenges involved, such as cultural differences and conducting research in remote locations. Led by a renowned expert in sea turtle conservation, this book addresses the largest issues the sea turtle species are facing currently. Nearly all species of sea turtles are endangered due to illegal hunting, getting caught in fishing gear, climate change, and more. Chapters in this book range from the use of cutting-edge technology to learn more about this elusive reptile, to working with communities with long histories of sea turtle trade and consumption. It provides readers with firsthand accounts of sea turtle conservation efforts from conservationists based around the world and offers important suggestions and solutions for ensuring the future of these sea turtle species. Sea Turtle Research and Conservation: Lessons From Working in the Field is a valuable resource for field biologists, marine conservationists, and policymakers, especially those connected with marine conservations, wildlife protection, and sustainable development Offers examples of groundbreaking technology to conduct noninvasive sea turtle research Written by global experts working in the field to study and protect sea turtle species Includes human-to-human case studies and advice for collaborating with cultures and communities to save these endangered animals

The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles Book

The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles


  • Author : Frederick Davis
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-07-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 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.

The Leatherback Turtle Book

The Leatherback Turtle


  • Author : James R. Spotila
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2015-10-30
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421417080

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The Leatherback Turtle Excerpt :

Weighing as much as 2,000 pounds and reaching lengths of over seven feet, leatherback turtles are the world’s largest reptile. These unusual sea turtles have a thick, pliable shell that helps them to withstand great depths—they can swim more than one thousand meters below the surface in search of food. And what food source sustains these goliaths? Their diet consists almost exclusively of jellyfish, a meal they crisscross the oceans to find. Leatherbacks have been declining in recent decades, and some predict they will be gone by the end of this century. Why? Because of two primary factors: human redevelopment of nesting beaches and commercial fishing. There are only twenty-nine index beaches in the world where these turtles nest, and there is immense pressure to develop most of them into homes or resorts. At the same time, longline and gill net fisheries continue to overwhelm waters frequented by leatherbacks. In The Leatherback Turtle, James R. Spotila and Pilar Santidrián Tomillo bring together the world’s leading experts to produce a volume that reveals the biology of the leatherback while putting a spotlight on the conservation problems and solutions related to the species. The book leaves us with options: embark on the conservation strategy laid out within its pages and save one of nature’s most splendid creations, or watch yet another magnificent species disappear.

Marine Conservation Book

Marine Conservation


  • Author : G. Carleton Ray
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-12-31
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118714447

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Providing a guide for marine conservation practice, Marine Conservation takes a whole-systems approach, covering major advances in marine ecosystem understanding. Its premise is that conservation must be informed by the natural histories of organisms together with the hierarchy of scale-related linkages and ecosystem processes. The authors introduce a broad range of overlapping issues and the conservation mechanisms that have been devised to achieve marine conservation goals. The book provides students and conservation practitioners with a framework for thoughtful, critical thinking in order to incite innovation in the 21st century. "Marine Conservation presents a scholarly but eminently readable case for the necessity of a systems approach to conserving the oceans, combining superb introductions to the science, law and policy frameworks with carefully chosen case studies. This superb volume is a must for anyone interested in marine conservation, from students and practitioners to lay readers and policy-makers." —Simon Levin, George M. Moffett Professor of Biology, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University

The Biology of Sea Turtles  Volume II Book
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The Biology of Sea Turtles Volume II


  • Author : Peter L. Lutz
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2002-12-17
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN 10 : 1420040804

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The Biology of Sea Turtles Volume II Excerpt :

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 Book

Sea Turtles


  • Author : Candace Patterson
  • Publisher : Nova Science Publishers
  • Release Date : 2016-04-01
  • Genre: Green turtle
  • Pages : 147
  • ISBN 10 : 1634849817

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Modern marine turtles belong to an ancient group of reptiles inhabiting the Earth for over 110 million years, since the Cretaceous. Marine turtles depend on both marine and terrestrial habitats for their growth and development, from high energy beaches to benthic reefs, and the open waters of the seas. All seven species of sea turtles are listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Animals (IUCN 2011). The threats facing sea turtles are many, both on land and at sea, including habitat loss, predation, and human exploitation. This book examines the ecology, behavior and conservation efforts of sea turtles.

Sea Turtles Book

Sea Turtles


  • Author : Blair E. Witherington
  • Publisher : Voyageur Press (MN)
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN 10 : 9780760326442

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Describes the life of sea turtles including their form and function, their transition from land to sea and back again, and their relationship with humans.

Biology of Turtles Book
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Biology of Turtles


  • Author : Jeanette Wyneken
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2007-12-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 1420004972

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Biology of Turtles Excerpt :

Featuring in-depth contributions from an international team of experts, the Biology of Turtles provides the first comprehensive review of the Testudinata. The book starts with the premise that the structure of turtles is particularly interesting and best understood within the context of their development, novelty, functional diversity, and evolution. It provides a robust discussion of the development and diversity of the shell. The book also explores the turtle body plan, its physiological and ecological consequences, evolutionary novelties, and their importance. The 200 illustrations found throughout the text enhance the chapters combine with color illustrations of the development of the shell, aspects of bone structural diversity, growth, and skeletochronology, to make this book an unparalleled resource. The volume concludes with a thoughtful discussion of the more than century long debate on the origins of turtles and the reasons why our understanding of the phylogenic origins and evolution of turtles remains tentative. Currently available books on this subject are woefully out of date and no overall review of Testudinata has been undertaken...until now. Each chapter represents a milestone in synthesizing a wide range of available information on specific subjects. The book’s challenge: look both inside and outside the shell to build a clearer understanding of the diversity and evolution of turtles.