Author: David Gulko
Publisher: Mutual Publishing Company
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Sea turtles play a myriad of roles in the marine ecosystem. As predator and prey, competitors and hosts, and conduits for energy and nutrient movement, these amazing, imperilled creatures are vital to the continued ecological balance of the seas. This book explores the ecology and natural history of sea turtles in an easy-to-read, yet comprehensive format suitable for amateurs and experts alike.
Author: James R. Spotila
Publisher: JHU Press
Release Date: 2004-10-26
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.
Author: Carol Ruckdeschel
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Release Date: 2012-03-15
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.
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.
Author: Peter L. Lutz
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2017-12-06
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.
Sea Tu rtles of the World provides an in-depth look at these prehistoric looking reptiles that have lived on earth longer than 210 million years, surviving two waves of mass extinction. Author and photographer Doug Perrine guides the reader through the fascinating life-cycle of the sea turtle, from their harrowing dash from the nest to the ocean as vulnerable hatchlings through the many years spent at sea during maturation, to sexual maturity, reproduction, and migration. Perrine describes the evolution of the sea turtle, its anatomy, events that lead to its endangerment, and attempts to save the sea turtle. Table of Contents: Origin and Anatomy, Mating Behavior and Reproduction, The Lost Decade, Growing Up, The Incredible Journey, Sea Turtles and Humans, Families and Species, Watching Sea Turtles, Appendices, Bibliography, Index. Detailed descriptions of the Green Sea Turtle, Loggerhead Turtle, Hawksbill Turtle, Olive Ridley Turtle, Kemp's Ridley Turtle, Australian Flatback Turtle, and the Leatherback Turtle are included, as is a chapter on watching sea turtles from land and from the water. Annotation. Perrine, a writer and photographer specializing in marine life, offers an in-depth look at the natural history of sea turtles and details efforts to preserve them in this guide for general readers. Those who would like to watch sea turtles in their natural habitat will find information on the best land and water locations for observing them. A wealth of color photos highlights species diversity and the sea turtle's relationships with fish (and divers).
Author: James R. Spotila
Publisher: JHU Press
Release Date: 2011-05-01
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.
Author: Bernard Devaux
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
Release Date: 2000
These unusual and immensely useful volumes combine the best elements of wildlife field guides with information usually found only in tourists' guidebooks. Nature Travel Guides tell readers where to observe animals in their wild natural settings, and provide general information on travel, lodging accommodations, and suggested clothing and equipment to pack for the trip. Each volume features 60 to 80 dramatic color photos, maps, charts, and drawings. Descriptions and advice focus on -- -- The subject animal's life cycle, anatomy, and behavior traits -- Regions around the world where the animal can be observed -- The best times to travel for observing the animal in its natural environment -- Safety measures to protect both animals and their human observersSea turtles can be observed in coastal waters throughout the world, including most of North America's shores. This book describes eight different sea turtles in terms of anatomy, feeding habits, global location, and ecological status.
Author: Alan E. Bolton
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
Release Date: 2017-02-07
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.
Author: Stephen R. Swinburne
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 2014-03-04
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
The Turtle Lady of St. Kitts, also known as Dr. Kimberly Stetwart, is already waiting at midnight when an 800-pound leatherback sea turtle crawls awkwardly out of the Caribbean surf and on to the sandy beach. The mother turtle has a job to do, and it’s a vital one: dig a nest where she will lay eggs that will hatch into part of the next generation of leatherbacks. With only one in a thousand of the eggs for this critically endangered species producing an adult sea turtle, the odds are stacked against her and her offspring. Lying in the sand on the dark beach, Kimberly is hard at work, too: taking samples and measurements from mother turtles, counting eggs as they’re laid, and even relocating vulnerable nests. But sea turtle conservation is about more than beachcombing and observation. It also requires dedication to the turtles as well as to the communities where the nesting sites lie, and where fishing for sea turtles can provide much-needed income—and even food. Join renowned author and photographer Steve Swinburne on a journey through history to examine the rise of the leatherback and other sea turtles. Learn how they came to be endangered and how they can be saved. For the complete selection of books in this critically acclaimed, award-winning series, visit www.sciencemeetsadventure.com.
Author: Frederick R. Davis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2007-07-02
Archie Carr, one of the greatest biologists of the twentieth century, played a leading part in finding a new and critical role for natural history and systematics in a post-1950s world dominated by the glamorous science of molecular biology. With the rise of molecular biology came a growing popular awareness of species extinction. Carr championed endangered sea turtles, and his work reflects major shifts in the study of ecology and evolution. A gifted nature writer, his books on the natural history of sea turtles and their habitats in Florida, the Caribbean, and Africa entertained and educated a wide audience. Carr's conservation ethic grew from his field work as well as his friendships with the fishermen who supplied him with many of the stories he retold so engagingly. With Archie Carr as the focus, The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles explores the evolution of the naturalist tradition, biology, and conservation during the twentieth century.
Author: Andrew Linzey
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Release Date: 2013-06-01
Raising awareness of human indifference and cruelty toward animals, The Global Guide to Animal Protection includes more than 180 introductory articles that survey the extent of worldwide human exploitation of animals from a variety of perspectives. In addition to entries on often disturbing examples of human cruelty toward animals, the book provides inspiring accounts of attempts by courageous individuals--including Jane Goodall, Shirley McGreal, Birute Mary Galdikas, Richard D. Ryder, and Roger Fouts--to challenge and change exploitative practices. As concern for animals and their welfare grows, this volume will be an indispensable aid to general readers, activists, scholars, and students interested in developing a keener awareness of cruelty to animals and considering avenues for reform. Also included is a special foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, urging readers to seek justice and protection for all creatures, humans and animals alike.