Description

Explore the amazing world of sea turtles – their natural history, their life cycles, habitats and their struggles against the mounting threats posed by humans. Sea Turtles: An Ecological Guide is a must-have for educators, biologists, conservationists, and divers. Over 200 photographs and illustrations clearly depict every facet of a sea turtle’s life and habitat. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book benefits the Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network (WIDECAST.) Dr. Gulko is a widely recognized expert in coral reef ecosystems who is now a coral reef ecology manager for the state of Hawaii. Dr. Eckert is a sea turtle ecologist and a professor at Duke University.

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Adaptations for Living in the Marine Environment
  • Sea Turtles of the World
  • What Do Sea Turtles Eat?
  • Predators on Sea Turtles
  • Sea Turtles and Symbiosis
  • Basking Behavior
  • Mating Behavior
  • Nesting Behavior
  • Hatchlings
  • Hawaiian Gren Seat Turtles
  • The Tumor Problem
  • Human-Associated Threats
  • Conservation

Authors: David Gulko and Karen Eckert