Sea Turtles Outline Draft #1

This topic submitted by Melissa Clark ( clarkms2@miamioh.edu) at 7:54 PM on 4/5/04.

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I plan on teaching the class about the life and biology of a sea turtle. I have always been fascinated by sea turtles and these long living creatures are worth learning about. Especially since we will probably come across many of them on our trip. Sea turtles are under constant threat and I would like to teach people things they can do to save our sea turtles.


Sea Turtles

I. Introduction
A. What is a Sea Turtle?
II. Life of a Sea Turtle
A. Reproduction
B. Growth
C. Sleeping/Social Habbits
D. Migration
E. Diet
F. Locations
III. Dangers
A. Human Threats
B. Natural Threats
C. Predators
D. Conservation Programs
IV. Conclusion
A. Interesting Facts

Sources:

Ancona, George. (1987). Turtle Watch. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.

Bjorndal, Karen A. (Ed.). (1979). Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles. Washington & London: Smithsonian Institution Press.

Bolton, Alan B., & Blair E. Witherington. (2003). Loggerhead Sea Turtles. Washington: Smithsonian Books.

Bush Entertainment Corporation. (2002). Sea Turtles. Retrieved March 31, 2004, from http://seaworld.org

Committee on Sea Turtle Conservation. (1990). Decline of the Sea Turtles: Causes and Prevention. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.

Florida Marine Research Institute. (2004). Sea Turtles. Retrieved March 31, 2004, from http://flordiamarine.org

Klemens, Michael W. (Ed.). (2000). Turtle Conservation. Washington & London: Smithsonian Institution.


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