Our Sea Turtles

A Practical Guide for the Atlantic and Gulf, from Canada to Mexico

Author: Blair E. Witherington,Dawn Witherington

Publisher: Pineapple PressInc

ISBN: 9781561647361

Category: Nature

Page: 282

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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

A Complete Guide to Their Biology, Behavior, and Conservation

Author: James R. Spotila

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801880076

Category: Nature

Page: 227

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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,C. Robert Shoop

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 082034446X

Category: Nature

Page: 152

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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.

Guide to Marine Mammals & Turtles of the U.S. Atlantic & Gulf of Mexico

Author: Kate Wynne,Malia Schwartz

Publisher: University of Alaska Sea Grant

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 114

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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.

Saving Sea Turtles

Extraordinary Stories from the Battle against Extinction

Author: James R. Spotila

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421402106

Category: Nature

Page: 240

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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,Dawn Witherington

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 1561644900

Category: Nature

Page: 342

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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

A Natural History of the Diamondback Terrapin

Author: Barbara Brennessel

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584655367

Category: Nature

Page: 219

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The first book-length investigation of a fascinating reptile

The Leatherback Turtle

Biology and Conservation

Author: James R. Spotila,Pilar Santidrián Tomillo

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421417081

Category: Nature

Page: 246

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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.

Loggerhead Sea Turtles

Author: Alan E. Bolton,Blair E. Witherington

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 1588345556

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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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.

Sea Turtle Scientist

Author: Stephen R. Swinburne

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547367554

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 65

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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.

ASA S3/SC1.4 TR-2014 Sound Exposure Guidelines for Fishes and Sea Turtles: A Technical Report prepared by ANSI-Accredited Standards Committee S3/SC1 and registered with ANSI

Author: Arthur N. Popper,Anthony D. Hawkins,Richard Fay,David Mann,Soraya Bartol,Thomas Carlson,Sheryl Coombs,William T. Ellison,Roger Gentry,Michele B. Halvorsen,Svein Lokkeborg,Peter Rogers,Brandon L. Southall,David G. Zeddies,William N. Tavolga

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319066595

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 76

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This Technical Report presents the outcome of a Working Group that was established to determine broadly applicable sound exposure guidelines for fishes and sea turtles. After consideration of the diversity of fish and sea turtles, guidelines were developed for broad groups of animals, defined by the way they detect sound. Different sound sources were considered in terms of their acoustic characteristics and appropriate metrics defined for measurement of the received levels. The resultant sound exposure guidelines are presented in a set of tables. In some cases numerical guidelines are provided, expressed in appropriate metrics. When there were insufficient data to support numerical values, the relative likelihood of effects occurring was evaluated, although the actual likelihood of effects depends on the received level. These sound exposure guidelines, which are based on the best scientific information at the time of writing, should be treated as interim. The expectation is that with more research the guidelines can be refined and more cells in the tables completed. Recommendations are put forward defining the research requirements of highest priority for extending these interim exposure guidelines.

Florida's Living Beaches

A Guide for the Curious Beachcomber

Author: Blair Witherington

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1561649880

Category: Nature

Page: 400

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A newly updated edition of the comprehensive bestselling guide to all things found on Florida's 700 miles of sandy beaches. Over 1400 identified beach features, animals, shells, plants, minerals, and manmade objects, with over 1300 full-color images and over 500 maps and 400 pages.

Marine Mammals Ashore

A Field Guide for Strandings

Author: Joseph R. Geraci,Valerie J. Lounsbury

Publisher: National Aquarium in Baltimore

ISBN: 0977460908

Category: Marine mammals

Page: 371

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Marine Mammals Ashore: A Field Guide for Strandings (J.R. Geraci & V.J. Lounsbury)in the hardcover formatis back! A comprehensive manual for understanding and dealing with a stranded seal, manatee, dolphin, whale, or sea otter, this book contains information for the interested beach dweller or student and for the scientist or marine resource manager. Marine Mammals Ashore describes rescue operations, how to organize a response team, and how to deal with the media and the public. It includes basic information on marine mammal biology, life history, and health, and an extensive bibliography.Marine Mammals Ashore also provides stranding network participants with practical guidelines for collecting data and specimens to better understand the biology and behavior of marine animals and the condition of their environment.All chapters have been updated and expanded, with emphasis on topics that include: enhancing network organization, public education, and media relations. natural and human-related mortality in each major marine mammal group. recognizing, responding to, and investigating unusual mortality events. new or updated protocols for specimen and data collection (e.g., samples for PCR analysis; basic guidelines for investigating possible noise-related strandings; collecting environmental data and samples; and a detailed protocol for examining marine mammals for signs of human interactions). zoonoses and other public health issues. updated overview of marine mammal stranding frequency and distribution in North America, with coverage extended to Canada and Mexico. overview of special topics provided by invited authors: disentanglement (Peter Howorth, Santa Barbara Marine Mammal Center, Santa Barbara CA); tagging and monitoring (Anthony Martin, British Antarctic Survey); and GIS applications (Greg Early, A.I.S., Inc., New Bedford, MA). close to 600 new references (and a few new carcass disposal stories!).The 372-page second edition features water- and tear-resistant paper, a vinyl cover, and durable plastic coil binding. There are even strategically placed lined pages for adding personal notes and contact information.

So Excellent a Fishe

A Natural History of Sea Turtles

Author: Archie Fairly Carr,Karen A. Bjorndal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813037981

Category: Nature

Page: 248

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This title captures Carr's gentle humour, his passionate fascination with sea turtles, and his intense love of sharing his knowledge with readers. A foreword by Karen Bjorndal brings the story up to date.

Tammy Turtle

A Tale of Saving Sea Turtles

Author: Suzanne Tate

Publisher: Nags Head Art, Inc.

ISBN: 9781878405050

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 28

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Discusses the characteristics and behavior of sea turtles in a fictional story designed to promote environmental awareness

Seashells of Georgia and the Carolinas

A Beachcomber's Guide

Author: Blair E. Witherington,Dawn Witherington

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 1561644978

Category: Nature

Page: 77

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With simple organization, this guide tells the individual stories of 213 shelled mollusks using descriptive accounts, distribution maps, and color photographs. Accounts feature glimpses of each seashell's former life as a living creature. The organization and descriptions as well as the photographs make shell identification easy.

Sea Turtle Health and Rehabilitation

Author: Charles A. Manire

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781604270990

Category: Sea turtles

Page: N.A

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This full-color guide presents extensive information for the proper rescue, evaluation, care, and rehabilitation of sick and injured sea turtles at every stage of life. It is the first-ever comprehensive book on sea turtle husbandry, health, medicine, and surgery. In-depth information is provided on the physiological systems of sea turtles, causes and sources of illness and injury, diagnostic procedures, and medical and surgical treatments. It's an essential reference for veterinarians, students, technicians, rehabilitators and conservationists. Key Features: Contains over 600 amazing color illustrations and photos to aid in the diagnostic evaluation and treatment of sea turtle injury and illness Presents over 50 tables that assimilate and organize important data, particularly in the areas of clinical pathology and nutrition

Marine Ecoregions of North America

Author: Tara A. C. Wilkinson,Ed Wiken,Juan Bezaury Creel,Thomas F. Hourigan,Tundi Agardy,Commission for Environmental Cooperation (Montréal, Québec)

Publisher: Instituto Nacional de Ecología

ISBN: 2923358414

Category: Nature

Page: 177

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Describes and maps the North American oceanic and coastal waters, classifying them into 24 marine ecoregions, according to oceanographic features and geographically distinct assemblages of species. Descriptive profiles of the ecoregions describe their key features, in terms of physical, oceanographic, and biological characteristics, as well as human impacts. The book is intended to provide a framework for collecting and organizing information on these regions, and to encourage a sense of joint responsibility and a collaborative strategic approach to dealing with the challenges of conserving the regions' shared oceans.

Marine and Coastal Protected Areas

A Guide for Planners and Managers

Author: Rodney V. Salm,John R. Clark,Erkki Siirila

Publisher: IUCN

ISBN: 9782831705408

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 370

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This is a new edition of the classic textbook on marine protected area (MPA) management in the tropics, originally produced as an output of the Bali World Parks Congress in 1982. Approaches to planning and managing MPAs have evolved considerably. Major advances include innovative financing mechanisms, partnerships with the private sector and NGOs, and collaborative management between government and coastal communities. These advances have brought new approaches for MPA establishment and management that are more participatory, involving communities through interaction and collaboration rather than prescription. With new case studies and illustrations, the guide comes in a water-resistant cover for field use. It is intended for those who plan individual and/or national MPA systems and gives philosophical context for MPAs along with some basic principles and approaches.

Sea Turtles

Author: Laura Marsh

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426308531

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Presents the life of sea turtles, including where they travel, how they build nests, and what they eat.