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The importance of sea turtle conservation on nesting trends of sea turtles along Florida’s Atlantic coast: 1982--‐2012

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2013
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Sea turtles have been an important factor of the world’s oceans for millions of years. Until about 100 years ago, they were not protected at all, and in the last 40 years they have received greater protection. This increase in protection, along with conservation efforts of organizations around the globe, has contributed to increased nesting trends for at least Florida’s three main species of sea turtles: Loggerhead(Caretta caretta), Green (Chelonia mydas), and Leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea). These three species have all had a positive increase in nesting activity along Florida’s Atlantic coast since 1989. This rise in nesting activity can be positively correlated to the increased conservation efforts.
Title: The importance of sea turtle conservation on nesting trends of sea turtles along Florida’s Atlantic coast: 1982--‐2012.
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Name(s): Cody, Barbara
Moore, Jon
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Thesis
Date Created: Spring 2013
Date Issued: 2013
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: pdf
Extent: 52 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Sea turtles have been an important factor of the world’s oceans for millions of years. Until about 100 years ago, they were not protected at all, and in the last 40 years they have received greater protection. This increase in protection, along with conservation efforts of organizations around the globe, has contributed to increased nesting trends for at least Florida’s three main species of sea turtles: Loggerhead(Caretta caretta), Green (Chelonia mydas), and Leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea). These three species have all had a positive increase in nesting activity along Florida’s Atlantic coast since 1989. This rise in nesting activity can be positively correlated to the increased conservation efforts.
Identifier: FA00003509 (IID)
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Thesis (B.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, 2013.
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