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Biology of Sea Turtles - 97 edition

Biology of Sea Turtles (ISBN10: 0849384222; ISBN13: 9780849384226)
ISBN13: 978-0849384226
ISBN10: 0849384222


  • 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, more 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. less

Edition/Copyright: 97
Cover: Hardcover
Publisher: CRC Press I, LLC
Published: 12/28/1996
International: No

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