- Publisher: Smithsonian Books (2022-03-01)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 336 pages
- ISBN-13: 9781588345578
- Item Weight: 572.67 grams
- Dimensions: 10.0 x 7.0 x 0.57 cm
A rich and thorough guide about one of the oldest creatures on earth
Sea turtles have been swimming the oceans and nesting on beaches around the world for 110 million years. Of the seven species, loggerhead sea turtles are arguably one of the best studied and are beloved but vulnerable, having been under federal protection in the United States since the Endangered Species Act of 1973.
Loggerhead Sea Turtles sets the stage for future ecological, biological, and conservation research, featuring the voices of international experts who thoroughly explore loggerhead biology and conservation. Highly detailed coverage includes diet, growth, nesting, migration, habitat selection, and conservancy. The book captures the power and majesty of the loggerhead and pays tribute to the incredible lives they lead, the journeys they make, and what must be done to preserve their population.
About the Author
Alan B. Bolten is a research professor at the University of Florida, Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research. Blair E. Witherington is a sea turtle research biologist with the State of Florida.