Sea turtles play a myriad of roles in the ecosystem. As predator and prey, competitors and hosts, and conduits for energy and nutrient movement, these amazing, imperiled creatures are vital to the continued ecological balance of the seas. This book explores the ecology and natural history of sea turtles in an easy-to-read, yet comprehensive format suitable for amateurs and experts alike.
Educators will find thorough, stand-alone lesson on the intricacies of marine ecology on each page. For biologists, resource managers and policy makers, this book is an invaluable reference tool. Divers will find a field guide that reaches beyond simple identification, to understanding. For conservationists and eco-tourism operators, here is an in-depth exploration of the important roles sea turtles play in ecosystems, and the ways in which we can ensure their continued survival.