Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Logger Who?

Marine Biology Presentation Topic

There are 7 main types of turtle found in the ocean including; Green, Leatherback, Hawksbill, Kemp's Ridley, Olive Ridley, Flatback, and Loggerhead.  Loggerhead turtles is most often seen and is the only sea turtle species listed (1978) as endangered.  They are found on the southeastern coast of the United States, does that sound familiar to anyone?  They are common to where we will be visiting on our class trip.  There are many conservation organizations that are helping to try and save the species.  Key points in this presentation would be:

Introduction of Sea Turtles:
  • Basic Information
  • Simple Ecology
Loggerhead Turtles:
  • Ecology
    • Description
    • Outer Banks
  • Endangerments
    • Human impacts
    • Natural impacts
  • Conservation Aspects
    • SEE turtles
    • N.E.S.T
Research/ Conservation

Conclusion
  • Actions we can take
  • What to be aware of 

Scientific Literature:
1. This academic journal gives information researched on Forging sites, migration, and habitat modulation.

2. A temperate habitat for three species of threatened sea turtles. This link is for another academic journal with information on three species of threatened turtles including Loggerheads.


Description/Basic Information:
1. Information on sea turtles from sea world experts.

2. Here you can find all the basic information one would need to know about Loggerhead Turtles. Description, habitat, size/weight/age, diet, life history, and much more.

3. More basic information about loggerhead turtles to use and compare with other research and data recorded.

4 comments:

  1. Is there a reason that the Loggerhead is the only turtle names on the Endangered Species list? I think all of these points are great and i look forward to seeing your presentation!

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    1. I guess those were the only sea turtles listed as endangered in 1978 for a few years because are they very common on the Atlantic coast of the United States. Today five of the seven species of sea turtles existing in the world today occur in North Carolina’s coastal waters and all are on the endangered species list. They are loggerheads, green turtles, Kemp’s ridley’s, leatherbacks, and an infrequent hawksbill.

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  2. This is going to be a great presentaion! Sea turtles are so amazing.

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