Decline of the Sea Turtles : Causes and Prevention. by National Research Council, Committee on Sea Turtle

By National Research Council, Committee on Sea Turtle Conservation

This booklet explores intimately threats to the world's sea turtle inhabitants to supply sound, medical conclusions on which hazards are maximum and the way they are often addressed such a lot successfully. supplying a desirable and informative evaluation of 5 sea turtle species, the quantity discusses sea turtles' feeding conduct, most well liked nesting parts, and migration routes; examines their prestige in U.S. waters; and cites examples of conservation measures less than manner and less than consideration.

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The Secretary of Commerce has authority over sea turtles in marine waters and the Secretary of the Interior has authority over sea turtles on land. ESA authorizes the secretaries to extend to threatened species the same protections provided to endangered species. Under the ESA, it is unlawful to import, export, take, possess, sell, or transport endangered species without a permit, unless these activities are specifically allowed by regulation. Early observations of sea turtle populations strongly indicated that inadvertent capture and death of sea turtles in shrimp trawls was a major mortality factor of the species.

Nesting Areas Females deposit egg clutches on high-energy beaches, usually on islands, where a deep nest cavity is dug above the high water line. Major green turtle nesting activity occurs on Ascension Island, Aves Island, in Costa Rica, and in Surinam. S. S. Virgin Islands and in Puerto Rico and in somewhat About this PDF file: This new digital representation of the original work has been recomposed from XML files created from the original paper book, not from the original typesetting files. Page breaks are true to the original; line lengths, word breaks, heading styles, and other typesetting-specific formatting, however, cannot be retained, and some typographic errors may have been accidentally inserted.

Eastern Atlantic nesting records are from only a few African locations and associated offshore islands (Brongersma, 1982).

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