Capstone Title

Sea Turtle Nest Relocation as a Management Tool in Florida

Defense Date

1996

Document Type

Capstone

Degree Name

M.S. Marine Biology

First Advisor

Curtis Burney

Second Advisor

Lou Fisher

Abstract

This review will show that without sea turtle nest relocation programs, many hatchlings would never survive. Relocation practices are vital to the success potential of turtle eggs on a large number of Florida beaches. Properly managed relocation programs have provided comparable or, in some instances, greater hatching success rates than nests left in situ (Flynn, 1992).

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