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dc.contributor.authorWakefield, Katie
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-30T14:27:00Z
dc.date.available2014-01-30T14:27:00Z
dc.date.issued2013-04
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11005/2276
dc.description.abstractBecause the beaches of St. Catherines Island, Georgia are not manipulated and maintained like beaches of tourist destinations, the loggerhead sea turtles that come to nest on this island have to contend with a relatively dynamic coastline. The number of turtle nests being deposited on the beaches of St. Catherines has increased over the last decade, but since approximately 70% are found in unsuitable locations every summer, they must be relocated to areas where they have a better chance of survival. By comparing the in situ nest hatch rate successes and relocated nest hatch rate successes in 2006 and 2012, I determined the extent to which relocating nests alters the success rate of the clutch for these two years. This information will aid in the defining of suitable nesting habitat for the turtles and determine if there is any significant difference in the success rates of nests left in their original location and nests that have been relocated.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipDr. Chris Van dee Ven; Dr. Kirk Zigler; Dr. Bishop; St. Catherine's Island Sea Turtle Programen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of the Southen_US
dc.subjectScholarship Sewanee 2013en_US
dc.subjectUniversity of the Southen_US
dc.subjectC.carettaen_US
dc.subjectnesting habitaten_US
dc.subjecthatch rate successen_US
dc.subjectSea turtlesen_US
dc.subjectSt. Catherine's Island, Georgiaen_US
dc.titleC.caretta Nesting Habitat and Hatch Rate Successen_US
dc.typePresentationen_US


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