The main focus of this discussion is the conservation efforts to help sea turtle populations. An overview of each species will provide a foundation of information to build on. Species information will provide the viewer with knowledge to be able to identify species by sight and crawl, and to gain a greater understanding of the needs of sea turtles. Most of the conservation information will deal with local (east coast) efforts. Others will possibly tie in if they connect to or support the local data/information.
- physical appearance
- conservation status
- food habits
Habitat and Range – physical features of habitat and overall ranges of each species.
- migration and navigation.
Conservation Efforts – current efforts to control/decrease the loss of species.
- light pollution and sea turtle nesting.
- fishing nets.
- Habitat preservation.
1.Ernst, Lovich, and Barbour. Turtles of the United States and Canada.
Washington D.C. Smithsonian Institution Press. 1994.
2.O’Keefe, M.T. Sea Turtles, the Watchers’ Guide. Lakeland. Larsen’s Outdoor Publishing. 1995.
3.Dando and Burchett. Sea Life, A Complete Guide to the Marine Environment. Washington D.C. Smithsonian Institution Press. 1996.
www.nmfs.noaa.gov and links.
http://biology.usgs.gov and links.
possible other sites not yet located.
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