Oil and Sea Turtles: Biology, Planning, and Response

Few animals are at greater risk from an unfortunate confluence of global changes, widespread disease, and a host of problems of human origin. Among these many risks to the continued existence of turtles is that from oil spills. The intent of the paper is to present a basic overview of sea turtle biology, summarize what is known about the effects of oil on sea turtles, review potential response actions in the event of a release, and present case histories from previous spills that potentially could or actually have affected sea turtles.

Provided by: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Topic: Software Date Added: Aug 2003 Format: PDF

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