Nesting Ecology of the American Crocodile in the Coastal Zone of Belize

  title={Nesting Ecology of the American Crocodile in the Coastal Zone of Belize},
  author={Steven G. Platt and John B. Thorbjarnarson},
  pages={869 - 873}
Abstract We conducted a study of American Crocodile nesting ecology in coastal Belize from June 1996 to July 1997. Most nesting areas were found on elevated beach ridges composed of coarse sand. Shallow, brackish lagoons adjacent to nesting areas provide critical nursery habitat for hatchlings. The most significant nesting areas were found in the Turneffe Atoll. American crocodiles construct both hole and mound nests in Belize. Clutches are deposited during the last half of the dry season, from… 

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