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“And for the Turtles!”: International Conservation Efforts

Frederick Rowe Davis

in The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles: Archie Carr and the Origins of Conservation Biology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195310771
eISBN:
9780199790098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310771.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

By the 1960s, Carr's activities for international sea turtle conservation developed along several pathways. The Caribbean Conservation Corporation and support from the US Navy facilitated Operation ... More


Further Results of Sea Turtle Research and Conservation Biology

Frederick Rowe Davis

in The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles: Archie Carr and the Origins of Conservation Biology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195310771
eISBN:
9780199790098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310771.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Carr spent more than thirty years dedicated to the study of the ecology and migration of sea turtles. Many of the stories he had heard from the turtle captains had been confirmed through tag returns ... More


Study and Conservation of Sea Turtles

Frederick Rowe Davis

in The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles: Archie Carr and the Origins of Conservation Biology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195310771
eISBN:
9780199790098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310771.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

The seven years following the Carrs return from Honduras proved to be highly productive and successful. Carr published High Jungles and Low and the Handbook of Turtles. He also inaugurated his study ... More


Parque Marino Las Baulas: Conservation Lessons From a New National Park and From 45 Years of Conservation of Sea Turtles in Costa Rica

James R. Spotila and Frank V. Paladino

in Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica: Learning the Lessons in a Seasonal Dry Forest

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223097
eISBN:
9780520937772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223097.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter examines the biology of sea turtles in the tropical dry forest beaches of Costa Rica. It first discusses the development of Parque Marino Las Baulas on the Guanacaste coast. It then ... More


Energetics of Leatherback Sea Turtles: A Step toward Conservation

David R. Jones, Amanda L. Southwood, and Russel D. Andrews

in Experimental Approaches to Conservation Biology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240247
eISBN:
9780520930636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240247.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses experimental approaches used to study the ecology and physiology of the critically endangered leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea). It describes the measurement of ... More


Turtles and Tortoises

L. Lee Grismer

in Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, Including Its Pacific Islands and the Islands in the Sea of Cortes

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224179
eISBN:
9780520925205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224179.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses the diversity of turtles and tortoises in Baja California and the Gulf of California. It examines their characteristics, distribution, and natural history. The Emylidae (pond ... More


Modified and Unmodified Turtle Remains from Nu‘alolo Kai

Michael W. Graves, Stephanie Jolivette, Kelley S. Esh, and Julie S. Field

in Abundance and Resilience: Farming and Foraging in Ancient Kaua'i

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839895
eISBN:
9780824868369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839895.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines modified and unmodified archaeological remains of sea turtles from Nuʻalolo Kai. The 1958–1964 and 1990 archaeological excavations at Nuʻalolo Kai yielded only a small number of ... More


Experimental Approaches to Conservation Biology

Malcolm Gordon (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240247
eISBN:
9780520930636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240247.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

We are living in the early stages of a looming worldwide extinction crisis. Abundant evidence shows that the current rate of species extinctions is nearing its highest level since the asteroid ... More


Sea turtles

Seth Stapleton and Karen L. Eckert

in Reptile Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198726135
eISBN:
9780191825934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198726135.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter outlines methods most commonly used to gather management-relevant data on sea turtles from the study of nesting beaches. Nesting beach studies are implemented worldwide and provide a ... More


The Evolution of a Trading Zone: A Case Study of the Turtle Excluder Device

Lekelia D. Jenkins

in Trading Zones and Interactional Expertise: Creating New Kinds of Collaboration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014724
eISBN:
9780262289436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014724.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Sea turtles are an endangered species, while shrimping is the most profitable U.S. fishery. Thus, the incidental death of sea turtles in shrimp trawls (a problem generally known as bycatch) became ... More


Magnetoreception

Michael H. Hofmann and Lon A. Wilkens

in Sensory Evolution on the Threshold: Adaptations in Secondarily Aquatic Vertebrates

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252783
eISBN:
9780520934122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252783.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter focuses on magnetoreception in animals. It provides a brief overview of the physics of the Earth's magnetic fields, followed by a description of animals known to sense these fields. ... More


Migration to special habitats

Hugh Dingle

in Migration: The Biology of Life on the Move

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199640386
eISBN:
9780191780714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640386.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Many migrations match life histories to special habitat requirements. One such requirement is that of refuges. Waterfowl are particularly vulnerable during molt, and many migrate to sites offering ... More


Migration, winds, and currents

Hugh Dingle

in Migration: The Biology of Life on the Move

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199640386
eISBN:
9780191780714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640386.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter outlines some of the ways in which migrants take advantage of perturbations in air and water to facilitate their journeys. The winds and currents considered range from those of planetary ... More


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