The Biology of Sea Turtles, Volume 1

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Peter L. Lutz, John A. Musick
CRC Press, Dec 9, 1996 - Science - 448 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

H Pritchard
5
Chapter
10
Chapter
15
References
24
Chapter 2
29
Chapter 3
51
Chapter 4
83
Orientation Navigation and Natal Beach Homing in Sea Turtles
107
Chapter 8
194
Chapter 9
222
Diving Physiology
277
Thermal Biology
297
Chapter 12
315
Salt Water and pH Balance in Sea Turtles
343
Health Problems and Diseases of Sea Turtles
363
Human Impacts on Sea Turtle Survival
387

Habitat Utilization and Migration in Juvenile Sea Turtles
137
Mechanics Behavior and Energetics
165

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About the author (1996)

Musick is an internationally recognized shark researcher and the Acuff Professor of Marine Science at the College of William and Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science.

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