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Our Sea Turtles

Author: Blair E. Witherington
Publisher: Pineapple PressInc
ISBN: 9781561647361
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Our Sea Turtles is an abundantly illustrated guide to our human experience with a majestic and intriguing group of marine animals. The book dives deep into the lives of sea turtles, telling their story with unique perspectives and fascinating images that engender understanding and compassion.

Sea Turtles

Author: James R. Spotila
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801880076
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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.

Sea Turtles Of The Atlantic And Gulf Coasts Of The United States

Author: Carol Ruckdeschel
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 082034446X
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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.

Saving Sea Turtles

Author: James R. Spotila
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421402106
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His inspirational story of dedicated individuals, creative endeavors, and adventure reveals what is being done and what else we must do in order to ensure that these fascinating animals continue swimming in the oceans.

Living Beaches Of Georgia And The Carolinas

Author: Blair Witherington
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 1561644900
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"Living Beaches of Georgia and the Carolinas" satisfies a beachcomber's curiosity within a comprehensive yet easily browsed guide covering beach processes, plants, animals, minerals, and manmade objects. Full-color photos. Maps.

Diamonds In The Marsh

Author: Barbara Brennessel
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9781584655367
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The first book-length investigation of a fascinating reptile

Guide To Marine Mammals Turtles Of The U S Atlantic Gulf Of Mexico

Author: Kate Wynne
Publisher: University of Alaska Sea Grant
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All U.S. Atlantic species of whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, manatee, and sea turtles are depicted in this identification guide. Designed for the professional as well as the casual observer, it shows identifying characteristics and habits for each species. The book follows the same format as Kate Wynne's Guide to Marine Mammals of Alaska. Printed on waterproof paper. Published by Rhode Island Sea Grant. Winner of the 2000 National Outdoor Book Award for best nature guidebook.

Loggerhead Sea Turtles

Author: Alan E. Bolton
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 1588345556
Size: 55.28 MB
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Sea turtles have been the focus of research and intense conservation efforts for decades and the Loggerhead Sea Turtle, currently listed as a threatened species, is arguably one of the best studied of the seven species. Loggerhead Sea Turtles brings together, for the first time, international experts to synthesize the knowledge of Loggerhead biology and conservation and sets the stage for future ecological, biological, and conservation research. Highly detailed coverage includes diet, growth, nesting, migration, habitat selection, and conservation.

The Leatherback Turtle

Author: James R. Spotila
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421417081
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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.

Sea Turtle Scientist

Author: Stephen R. Swinburne
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547367554
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This compelling addition to the award-winning Scientists in the Field series explores the leatherback sea turtle's remarkable natural history and recounts the extraordinary efforts being made by scientists trying to save them. 15,000 first printing.