This book explores in detail threats to the world's sea turtle population to provide sound, scientific conclusions on which dangers are greatest and how they can be addressed most effectively. Offering a fascinating and informative overview of five sea turtle species, the volume discusses sea turtles' feeding habits, preferred nesting areas, and migration routes; examines their status in U.S. waters; and cites examples of conservation measures under way and under consideration.
National Research Council. 1990. Decline of the Sea Turtles: Causes and Prevention. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/1536.
|3. Population Trends||42-50|
|4. Distribution of Sea Turtles in U.S. Waters||51-60|
|5. Natural Mortality and Critical Life Stages||61-73|
|6. Sea Turtle Mortality Associated with Human Activities||74-117|
|7. Conservation Measures||118-143|
|8. Conclusions and Recommendations||144-153|
|A: Endangered Species Act Amendments of 1988||175-178|
|B: Interim Report, Committee on Sea Turtle Conservation||179-192|
|C: Illustrations of Turtle Excluder Devices||193-198|
|D: Aerial Survey Data of Sea Turtles in Fishing Zones||199-201|
|E: Sea Turtle Stranding Data||202-214|
|F: Shrimp Fishing Effort||215-217|
|G: Annotated and Chronological List of Educational Efforts on TEDS for Fishermen by National Marine Fisheries Service||218-223|
|H: Annotated and Chronological List of Educational Efforts on TEDs for Fishermen by Sea Grant||224-237|
|I: Newsletters and Notices Pertaining to TEDs||238-248|
|J: Biographies of Committee Members||249-252|
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