Sargassum accumulation may spell trouble for nesting sea turtles

Andy is well ahead of the game – a first-authored paper before even enrolling at NCSU.   An easy paper to follow – read it all.

By | 2015-09-01T15:32:00-04:00 September 1st, 2015|Categories: Beaches, herpetology, pollution, seagrass, Turtles|1 Comment

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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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    Scott Sunderson January 16, 2016 at 1:34 am

    HI Craig,

    We have a mutual friend who sent me a link to your work. I appreciate all you do for these turtles, so keep up the good work. I’m fairly active in donating to help sea turtles (it’s my pet project), especially those in Central America whose nests get ravaged by locals. I understand the need for food, but I’m hoping a balance can be struck. Best wishes.

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