Corpus ID: 59674072

Techniques for Measuring Sea Turtles

  title={Techniques for Measuring Sea Turtles},
  author={A. Bolten and A. Carr},
  • A. Bolten, A. Carr
  • Published 1999
  • Biology
  • Sea turtles are measured to accomplish a number of objectives, and there are many technique and equipment options. The objectives may dictate different levels of accuracy and precision (see below) as well as the appropriate methods and equipment to be used. Sea turtles are measured on nesting beaches to relate body size to reproductive output, to determine minimum size at sexual maturity, and to monitor nesting female size for a particular rookery. Sea turtles are measured on foraging grounds… CONTINUE READING
    309 Citations

    Figures from this paper

    Growth rates of sea turtles in Watamu, Kenya
    • 8
    Are stocks of immature loggerhead sea turtles always mixed
    • 8
    • PDF
    High rates of growth recorded for hawksbill sea turtles in Anegada, British Virgin Islands
    • 18
    • Highly Influenced
    Sex ratios of juvenile loggerhead sea turtles Caretta caretta in the Mediterranean Sea
    • 37
    • PDF


    Growth Rates of Immature Green Turtles, Chelonia mydas, on Feeding Grounds in the Southern Bahamas
    • 135
    The turtles of Venezuela
    • 302
    Guest editorial : Measuring sea turtles
    • Marine Turtle Newsletter
    • 1986
    Measurement error : The great chelo - nian taboo , p . 47 - 49
    • and Y . Fernandez ( Compilers ) . Proceedings of the Sixteenth Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Conservation and Biology
    • 1998
    The Turtles of Venezuela . SSAR Contribution to Herpetology No
    • 1984
    Manual of sea turtle research and conservation techniques
    • 43