The Biology of Sea Turtles, Volume III

1st Edition

Jeanette Wyneken, Kenneth J. Lohmann, John A. Musick

CRC Press
Published March 25, 2013
Reference - 475 Pages - 98 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781439873076 - CAT# K13384
Series: CRC Marine Biology Series

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    • Examines the biology of all sea turtle species
    • Describes new research techniques and syntheses spanning genetics to morphology
    • Examines the behavior, distributions, and ecology of marine turtles at sea
    • Discusses sea turtles and their predators
    • Examines likely impacts of climate change
    • Provides accessible integration of topics related to diet, growth, and energetics
    • Provides a comprehensive discussion of contaminants and toxicants
    • Summarizes sea turtle parasites and symbioses
    • Provides updated perspectives on aging, morphology, and function
    • Synthesizes new research on vision
    • Reviews possible mechanisms of natal beach imprinting
    • Presents an overview of fisheries bycatch of sea turtles
    • Examines medical care and health assessment practices of wild sea turtles
    • Contains color illustrations throughout


    Since the first volume of The Biology of Sea Turtles was published in 1997, the field has grown and matured in ways few of the authors would have predicted—particularly in the areas of physiology, behavior, genetics, and health. Volume III presents timely coverage of emerging areas as well as the integration of approaches and information that did not exist even a decade ago. The book assembles the foremost experts in each topic to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive book on sea turtles available today.

    New areas covered include in vivo imaging of structure, spatial distributions of marine turtles at sea, epibiosis, imprinting, parasitology, and climatic effects. Life history is explored in three chapters covering age determination, predator-prey interactions, and mortality from bycatch.

    The Biology of Sea Turtles, Volume III will inspire scientists and students to explore and expand their understanding of these intriguing animals. The book provides clear baseline summaries, thoughtful syntheses, and effective presentation of the most fundamental topics spanning form and function, health, distributions, behavior, genetics, evolution, and ecology. Its scope and depth make it the definitive go-to reference in the field.


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