Many Miami environmental science graduate students take the Ecology Field Courses each year.
I. Basic Loggerhead Sea Turtle Information (so we all understand what reptile is being discussed) and Brief History Lesson
a. Where to look for them, what they look like, their adverage size
b. Once on the Endangerd Speices List & What was done about it
2. Social Relations and Reproduction
a. Relations between Parent/Parent and Parent/Child
b. Pre-Mating social activities
c. Mating and Nesting
d. Post-Nesting/ Migration/ Movement
a. Sex determination, sex ratio
b. Age determination
a. Review and final connections
b. Future of Loggerhead Sea Turtles
An assessment of the Kemp's Ridley (Lepidochelys Kempii) and Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) sea turtle populations in the Western North Atlantic, a report of the Turtle Expert Working Group. Miami FL: US Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 
Ed. Bolten, Alen B. and Ed. Witherington, Blair E. Loggerhead Sea Turtles. Washington DC: Smithsonian Books, c 2003.
Bjorndal, Karen A. Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, c 1995.
Cultural Inheritance as a Mechanism for Population Sex-Ratio Bias in Reptiles. Freedberg, Steven and Wade, Micheal J. "Evolution” Vol. 55 No. 5 (May, 2001), pp. 1049-1055.
Environmental Sex Determination in Reptiles: Ecology, Evolution, and Experimental Design. Janzen, Fredric J. & Paukstis, Gary L. In "The Quarterly Review Of Biology” Vol. 66, No. 2 (Jun., 1991), pp. 149-179
Post-Nesting movements and behavior of loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) departing form east-central Florida nesting beaches. Dodd, Kenneth C. Jr. ; Byles, Richard. Chelonian Conservation and Biology. 4(3) 2003. pp. 530-536.
Reproductive biology and conservation status of the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) in Espirito Santo State, Brazil. Baptistotte, Cecilia; Thome, Joao C. A.; Bjorndal, Karen A. Chelonian Conservation and Biology. 4 (3) 2003. pp. 523-529.
Scott, Jack Deuton. Photos by Ozzie Sweet. Loggerhead turtle; Survivor form the Sea. New York, Putnam
[c 1974] (Used for fun)
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