Olive Ridley and Loggerhead Turtle Conservation Draft#1

This topic submitted by Matt Khanna ( Khannamr@miamioh.edu) at 2:59 PM on 5/2/07.

This bat was impaled on thorns. How did this happen? Poor Navigation? Where was Air Traffic Control? Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica.

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The Olive Ridley and the Loggerhead turtle are two of the most interesting turtles that could be seen in the areas we will be studying. Both of these turtles are endangered, mainly because of humans. There are many efforts save these turtles, but it seems as if their future may be uncertain if we do not act quickly.

Introduction
A Endangered Species Act
B Where turtles can be found.
C Compare populations from previous years to the present year
D Why do they matter?


Basic information
A Eating habits
- herbivore?
- Carnivore?
- Supply of food?
B Size
C Population


Reproduction
A Where?
B When?
C How many eggs do they lay?
D Mating
E Arribada


Natural Threats
A Other animals eat their eggs.
- Major problem for Olive Ridley
B Predators


Human Threats
A Poor fishing techniques
B Hunting for Shell
C Stealing of Eggs
D Habitat dustruction
E Lights


Conservation
A TIHPA
B Projecto TAMAR
C What else can be done


Chance of survival
A Slim
B Do people care?


Conclusion


Spotila, James. Sea Turtles: A complete guide to their Biology, Behavior, and Conservation John Hopkins University, 2004

Carr, Archie: So Excellent a Fishe: A Natural History of Sea Turtles Cassell: London 1968

Fredrick, Davis, 2005, Saving Sea Turtles: the evolution of the IUCN
Marine Turtle Group. Endeavour. Vol 29, Issue 3, Pg. 114-118

Carr, Archie and D.K Caldwell: The ecology and migrations of sea turtles. Results of field work in Flordia 1973


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