Growth and Viability of a Translocated Population of Alligator Snapping Turtles ( Macrochelys Temminckii )

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—Exploited for food, traditional medicine, and pets, many turtle populations have been over-harvested or even extirpated from historic ranges. Most turtles possess life-history characteristics that complicate conservation efforts. These characteristics include delayed sexual maturity and high embryo and juvenile predation rates. Restoration strategies… (More)

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