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BEHAVIORAL RESPONSES OF NESTING SEA TURTLES TO ARTIFICIAL LIGHTING

@article{Witherington1992BEHAVIORALRO,
  title={BEHAVIORAL RESPONSES OF NESTING SEA TURTLES TO ARTIFICIAL LIGHTING},
  author={B. Witherington and A. Carr},
  journal={Herpetologica},
  year={1992},
  volume={48},
  pages={31-39}
}
Effects of artificial lighting on loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and green turtle (Che- lonia mydas) nesting behavior were determined experimentally at major nesting beaches: Melbourne Beach, Florida, USA (loggerheads) and Tortuguero, Costa Rica (green turtles). I conducted exper- iments in which a portion of each nesting beach remained dark, or was illuminated with white, mercury vapor (MV) or yellow, low pressure sodium vapor (LPS) luminaires of equal luminance. Lighting beaches with MV… Expand
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