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Six-Year Study of Mortality Rates, and Causes of Injury and Illness of SeaTurtles in South Florida

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2016
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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach, Florida is devoted to the rescue and rehabilitation of injured or sick sea turtles along the east coast of South Florida. In this study, data on illnesses, injuries, and patient mortality of sea turtles brought into the Loggerhead Marinelife Center were analyzed based on patient records from 2011 to 2016. The goal of this thesis is to make an assessment of the different anthropogenic and non-anthropogenic factors that have affected sea turtles in South Florida for the past six years. In addition, this thesis aims to understand the correlation between the different types of stresses and mortality rates in patients.
Title: Six-Year Study of Mortality Rates, and Causes of Injury and Illness of SeaTurtles in South Florida.
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Name(s): Lamanna, Gabriela
Moore, Jon
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Thesis
Date Created: Spring 2016
Date Issued: 2016
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: pdf
Extent: 37 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach, Florida is devoted to the rescue and rehabilitation of injured or sick sea turtles along the east coast of South Florida. In this study, data on illnesses, injuries, and patient mortality of sea turtles brought into the Loggerhead Marinelife Center were analyzed based on patient records from 2011 to 2016. The goal of this thesis is to make an assessment of the different anthropogenic and non-anthropogenic factors that have affected sea turtles in South Florida for the past six years. In addition, this thesis aims to understand the correlation between the different types of stresses and mortality rates in patients.
Identifier: FA00003679 (IID)
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Thesis (B.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, 2016.
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