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Sea turtles, Nova University Oceanographic Center, Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center Collection

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Sea turtle populations have been seriously reduced worldwide through a number of human influences. Overdeveloped coastal areas have reduced their natural nesting habitats. Capture of adult turtles for eggs, meat, leather, and tortoise shell has decreased breeding populations. Incidental capture of adults in fishing nets and shrimp trawls has brought one species, the Kemp's Ridley Lepidochelys kempi to the brink of extinction. For these reasons all sea turtle species are protected. Sea turtles are protected through Florida Statues, Chapter 370, and by the United States Endangered Species Act of 1973. Of these species that nest on Broward's beaches, Green, Leatherback and Hawksbill sea turtles are listed officially as endangered and the Florida population of Loggerhead sea turtles are considered threatened. Briefly, these laws state that: No person may take, harass, harm, pursue, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture or attempt to engage in any such conduct to marine turtles, turtle nest, and/or turtle eggs."" Summary from the Broward County Florida Sea Turtle Conservation Program website <http://www.nova.edu/ocean/seaturtles/sea_turtle_are_endangered_or_threated_species.htm> Nova University Oceanographic Center supplies the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program with contract employees.

Date Digital

11-15-2009

Date Original

1975

Format

Black and white photographic print

Digital Collection

Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center Collection

Repository

NSU Archives, Nova Southeastern University

Disciplines

Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology

Rights

Educational use only, no other permissions given. U.S. and international copyright laws may protect this item. Commercial use or distribution of this digital object is not permitted without written permission of the Nova Southeastern University Archives.

Digitization Specifications

Scanned from a photographic print using a EPSON Perfection V700 Photo Scanner at 600 dpi in Tiff format and resized to JPEG 2000.

Digital ID

OCEa016.tif

Keywords

Sea turtles, Nova University Oceanographic Center, Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center Collection

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