Sea Turtles

Author: David Gulko
Publisher: Mutual Publishing Company
ISBN: 1566476518
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Science

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.

Sea Turtles

Author: James R. Spotila
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801880070
Release Date: 2004-10-26
Genre: Nature

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.

Sea Turtles of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States

Author: Carol Ruckdeschel
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820344461
Release Date: 2012-03-15
Genre: Nature

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.

Sea Turtles

Author: Blair E. Witherington
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 9780760326442
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Nature

Describes the life of sea turtles including their form and function, their transition from land to sea and back again, and their relationship with humans.

Sea Turtles of the World

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Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: UOM:49015002943745
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Nature

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).

The Biology of Sea Turtles

Author: Peter L. Lutz
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781351411288
Release Date: 2017-12-06
Genre: Science

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.

Our Sea Turtles

Author: Blair E. Witherington
Publisher: Pineapple PressInc
ISBN: 1561647365
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Nature

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.

Sea Turtles

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Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 0822530058
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Introduces the world's largest turtles, and discusses their nesting habits, how young turtles grow up, turtle migration, the reasons why turtles are endangered, and conservation efforts

Sea Turtles of Hawai i

Author: Patrick Ching
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 0824824342
Release Date: 2001-01
Genre: Nature

Offers an illustrated look at the natural history of the sea turtle species that live in Hawaiian waters.

Loggerhead Sea Turtles

Author: Alan E. Bolton
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 9781588345554
Release Date: 2017-02-07
Genre: Nature

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.

Saving Sea Turtles

Author: James R. Spotila
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9781421402109
Release Date: 2011-05-01
Genre: Nature

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.

The Ultimate Guide to Hawaiian Reef Fishes Sea Turtles Dolphins Whales and Seals

Author: John P. Hoover
Publisher: Mutual Publishing Company
ISBN: 1566478871
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Nature

Features hundreds of clear underwater photographs and detailed easy-to-read descriptions of 386 fish species, as well as the whales, dolphins, and turtles most often seen in Hawaii. This is the most complete Hawaii field underwater guide.

Sea Turtle Scientist

Author: Stephen R. Swinburne
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544155466
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.

The Windward Road

Author: Archie Carr
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9780307832115
Release Date: 2013-06-26
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The Windward Road, published in 1956, made history. When Archie Carr began to rove the Caribbean to write about sea turtles, he saw that their numbers were dwindling. Out of this appeal to save them grew the first ventures in international sea turtle conservation and the establishment of the Caribbean Conservation Corporation. In addition to sea turtle biology, Carr recorded his general impressions, producing a natural history sprinkled with colorful stories.

Turtles of the United States and Canada

Author: Carl H. Ernst
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801891212
Release Date: 2009-05-12
Genre: Nature

Ernst and Lovich’s thoroughly revised edition of this classic reference provides the most updated information ever assembled on the natural histories of North American turtles. From diminutive mud turtles to giant alligator snappers, two of North America’s most prominent experts describe the turtles that live in the fresh, brackish, and marine waters north of Mexico. Incorporating the explosion of new scientific information published on turtles over the past fifteen years—including the identification of four new species—Ernst and Lovich supply comprehensive coverage of all fifty-eight species, with discussions of conservation status and recovery efforts. Each species account contains information on identification, genetics, fossil record, distribution, geographic variation, habitat, behavior, reproduction, biology, growth and longevity, food habits, populations, predators, and conservation status. The book includes range maps for freshwater and terrestrial species, a glossary of scientific names, an extensive bibliography for further research, and an index to scientific and common names. Logically organized and richly illustrated—with more than two hundred color photographs and fifty-two maps— Turtles of the United States and Canada remains the standard for libraries, museums, nature centers, field biologists, and professional and amateur herpetologists alike.