The Biology of Sea Turtles, Volume I

Peter L. Lutz, John A. Musick

© 1996 - CRC Press
Published December 9, 1996
Reference - 446 Pages
ISBN 9780849384226 - CAT# 8422
Series: CRC Marine Science

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  • 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
  • Summary

    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.


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