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Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) hatchery in South Carolina

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Image of a loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) hatchery in South Carolina. Nests are placed in an area where they are protected in varying degrees from natural or anthropogenic hazards. Efforts such as these are intended to increase the success rate of loggerhead reproduction and reverse population declines caused by human activities.
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Resource Group Biology and Conservation of Loggerhead Sea Turtles

This collection of images shows events associated with the reproduction of the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) - a marine species with a worldwide distribution. Loggerheads are listed as Endangered on a worldwide basis. In the United States, loggerheads are listed as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act and are protected by federal and state laws. The loggerhead nesting population in the southeastern United States continues to decline, and conservation experts recommend that this species be reclassified from Threatened to Endangered.
Resource Group Link http://ecoed.esa.org/index.php?P=AdvancedSearch&Q=Y&FK=%22Biology+and...
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Life science discipline (subject)
Keywords marine reptile, human impacts, beaches, hatchlings, migration, mating strategy, life cycle, conservation, IUCN
Key taxa Caretta caretta, Loggerhead
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Pedagogical Use Description This series of images can be used in lectures dealing with marine biology, conservation biology, and herpetology. It can also be used in courses that take field trips to coastal locations where loggerheads nest. To promote active learning, it can be used to as a set-up piece to promote class discussion of human impacts on species, such as whether people should limit otherwise normal activities (having outdoor lighting) to prevent harm to a single natural species.
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Primary Author Affiliation CoastalAmerica
Primary Author email arturo_e_herrera@hotmail.com
Rights Arturo Herrera
Date Of Record Submission 2011-05-04

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