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Biology of Sea Turtles

Biology of Sea Turtles - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0849384226

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Publisher: CRC Press I, LLC
Published: 1997
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Biology of Sea Turtles - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0849384226

Peter L. Lutz and John A. Musick

ISBN13: 978-0849384226
ISBN10: 0849384222
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 97
Publisher: CRC Press I, LLC

Published: 1997
International: No
Summary
  • Includes new research techniques and findings not available in any other single source
  • Covers pressing conservation and environmental issues
  • More than 80 figures, including 8 color plates
  • 1,600 references allow you to easily find specific topics in the literature


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.
Areas of advancement discussed in The Biology of Sea Turtles include:

  • Population genetics and phylogeny
  • Sensory biology
  • Migration and orientation hatchling behavior
  • Age and growth
  • Reproduction and endocrinology sex determination
  • Diving physiology
  • Osmoregulation

The book also addresses the endangered status of sea turtles and deals with threats to their survival posed by man-made changes to ocean and coastal zones. The first book of its kind, The Biology of Sea Turtles fills a substantial void in the literature, and will be of great value and interest to marine biologists, environmentalists, and conservationists.

Table of Contents

Evolution, Phylogeny, and Current Status, P.C.H. Pritchard
Population Genetics, Phylogeography, and Molecular Evolution, B.W. Bowen and S.A. Karl
Reproduction in Sea Turtles, J.D. Miller
The Nest Environment and the Embryonic Development of Sea Turtles, R.A. Ackerman
Hatchling Orientation and Behavior, K.L. Lohman, B.E. Witherington, C.M.F. Lohman, and M. Salmon
Habitat Utilization and Migration in Juvenile Sea Turtles, J.A. Musick and C.J. Limpus
Sea Turtle Locomotion: Mechanics, Behavior, and Energetics, J. Wyneken
Foraging Ecology and Nutrition in Sea Turtles, K.A. Bjorndal
Age, Growth, and Population Dynamics, M.Y. Chaloupka and J.A. Musick
Diving Physiology, M.E. Lutcavage and P.L. Lutz
Thermal Biology, J.R. Spotilla and F.V. Paladino
Hormones in the Life History of Sea Turtles, D.W. Owens
Salt, Water, and pH Balance in the Sea Turtle, P.L. Lutz
Health Problems and Diseases of Sea Turtles, R.H. George
Human Impacts on Sea Turtle Survival, M.E. Lutcavage, P. Plotkin, B. Witherington, and P.L. Lutz

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