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Lutz, P. L., Musick, J. A., & Wyneken, J. (Eds.). (1996). The biology of sea turtles Vol. 1. CRC Press. 
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Resource type: Book
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0849384222
BibTeX citation key: Lutz1996a
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Keywords: Caretta, Caretta caretta, Chelonia, Chelonia mydas, Cheloniidae, Chelydra, Chelydra serpentina, Chelydridae, Dermochelyidae, Dermochelys, Dermochelys coriacea, Emydidae, Eretmochelys, Eretmochelys imbricata, Geoemydidae, Lepidochelys, Lepidochelys kempii, Lepidochelys olivacea, Lissemys, Lissemys punctata, Lissemys scutata, Malaclemys, Malaclemys terrapin, Mauremys, Mauremys caspica, Natator, Natator depressus, Schildkröten = turtles + tortoises, Trachemys, Trachemys scripta, Trionychidae
Creators: Lutz, Musick, Wyneken
Publisher: CRC Press
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Sea turtles have existed for millions of years, making them fascinating subjects of study. In the last 20 years, the science of sea turtle biology has expanded at an exponential rate, leading to major advances in many areas. This book synthesizes the results of these advances and focuses on how these endangered marine reptiles operate in, adapt to, and are dependent upon particular features of their marine environment. New technology in data gathering, such as DNA analyses, remote sensing, and physiological monitoring techniques, has led to a much greater understanding of the biology of the sea turtle at all stages of their life history.

Areas of advancement discussed in The Biology of Sea Turtles include:

* Population genetics and phylogeny
* Sensory biology
* Migration and orientation hatchling behavior
* Age and growth
* Reproduction and endocrinology sex determination
* Diving physiology
* Osmoregulation

The book also addresses the endangered status of sea turtles and deals with threats to their survival posed by man-made changes to ocean and coastal zones. The first book of its kind, The Biology of Sea Turtles fills a substantial void in the literature, and will be of great value and interest to marine biologists, environmentalists, and conservationists.


* Evolution, Phylogeny, and Current Status, P.C.H. Pritchard
* Population Genetics, Phylogeography, and Molecular Evolution, B.W. Bowen and S.A. Karl
* Reproduction in Sea Turtles, J.D. Miller
* The Nest Environment and the Embryonic Development of Sea Turtles, R.A. Ackerman
* Hatchling Orientation and Behavior, K.L. Lohman, B.E. Witherington, C.M.F. Lohman, and M. Salmon
* Habitat Utilization and Migration in Juvenile Sea Turtles, J.A. Musick and C.J. Limpus
* Sea Turtle Locomotion: Mechanics, Behavior, and Energetics, J. Wyneken
* Foraging Ecology and Nutrition in Sea Turtles, K.A. Bjorndal
* Age, Growth, and Population Dynamics, M.Y. Chaloupka and J.A. Musick
* Diving Physiology, M.E. Lutcavage and P.L. Lutz
* Thermal Biology, J.R. Spotilla and F.V. Paladino
* Hormones in the Life History of Sea Turtles, D.W. Owens
* Salt, Water, and pH Balance in the Sea Turtle, P.L. Lutz
* Health Problems and Diseases of Sea Turtles, R.H. George
* Human Impacts on Sea Turtle Survival, M.E. Lutcavage, P. Plotkin, B. Witherington, and P.L. Lutz
* Index
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