The Lost Years of Baby Sea Turtles

Once baby turtles hatch and make their way down beaches to the ocean,
we know so little about the next years of their life.  This article discusses
how technology is beginning to change that.

We also will deploying some new technology to study turtles on Abaco
this summer – Beth Whitman (from Mike Heithaus’ lab at FIU) will be
using drones to estimate the size of turtle populations.  Super cool!

By | 2014-08-15T22:09:06+00:00 March 6th, 2014|Categories: Beaches, herpetology, migration, Turtles|1 Comment

About the Author:

Craig Layman
My lab’s interdisciplinary pursuits provide for a multi-faceted understanding of environmental change in the coastal realm. We are ecologists, asking questions that span population, community, ecosystem and evolutionary sub-disciplines. We often use a food web based perspective, exploring top-down (e.g., predation) and bottom-up (e.g., nutrient excretion) mechanisms by which animals affect ecosystem processes. All of our efforts are framed within a broader outreach framework, directly integrating science and education, using approaches such as this website.

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  1. Cindy ferguson March 14, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    Keep us posted. I visited Abaco for the first time in February and fell in love with the amazing island and the surrounding islands. I love seeing photos and reading articles about Abaco. We did see a very large sea turtle while out fishing one day. They are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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