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Incubation temperatures of loggerhead turtle (caretta caretta) nests On NW Florida Beaches

Duration

September 2010 - March 2012

Narrative

The ratio of males to females in a population is an important feature of population structure. Sex ratio directly relates to reproductive rate and adaptive capability of a population (Ridley 1993) and is necessary for determining size, status, and dynamics of the population. For all species of sea turtles, basic knowledge of natural existing sex ratios has been missing until recently and is still not complete for most nesting groups. Sex determination of sea turtles is dependent upon the temperature at which the eggs are incubated (Yntema and Mrosovsky 1982).

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 101

Masters Students: 234

Phd Students: 160

Post Docs: 60

University Staff: 268

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 671

Scientific Publications: 1868

Presentations: 4326

 

Personnel

  • Raymond CarthyPrincipal Investigator
  • Margaret LamontCo-Principal Investigator

Funding Agencies

  • Fish and Wildlife Service

Links

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey