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Main Title Man-made marine debris and sea turtle strandings on beaches of the upper Texas and southwestern Louisiana coasts, June 1987 through September 1989 /
Author Duronslet, Marcel J.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Revera, Dickie B.
Stanley, Kerry M.
Publisher U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Center, Galveston Laboratory,
Year Published 1991
OCLC Number 26145387
Subjects Sea turtles--Stranding--Gulf Coast (U.S.) ; Marine pollution--Gulf Coast (U.S.) ; United States--Gulf Coast. ; Sea turtles--Gulf Coast (U.S.)--Stranding
Internet Access
Description Access URL
ftp://ftp.library.noaa.gov/noaa_documents.lib/NMFS/SEFSC/TM_NMFS_SEFSC/NMFS_SEFSC_TM_279.pdf
http://www.galvestonlab.sefsc.noaa.gov/publications/pdf/201.pdf
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Status
EHAM  SH11A2 S65 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 10/01/1993
Collation 47 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Notes
"February 1991." Includes bibliographical references (pages 10-12).
Contents Notes
"This project represents one means of testing the working null hypothesis that sea turtle strandings are not related to man's activities at sea. There are a number of assumptions underlying the testing of this hypothesis, including but not limited to the following: (1) that those who take sea turtles incidentally (e.g., in commercial or recreational fishing ventures or when using explosives for petroleum platform removal, would not mutilate the carcasses in a manner that would prevent them from floating onto a beach, (2) that stranded sea turtles would exhibit evidence of natural or man-caused trauma, (e.g. shark attacks) ingestion of or entanglement in marine debris etc.), (3) that strandings and marine debris on a given beach reflect impacts within the adjacent coastal waters, and (4) that at-sea strandings represent a significant portion of total sea turtle mortalities. The purposes of this study were (1) To document strandings of sea turtles, (2) to document types and amounts of man-made marine debris, and (3) to examine the relationship between strandings and man-made marine debris along the coastlines of Texas and southwestern Louisiana.)"--Introduction, paragraphs 4-5.