Calculating Loggerhead Hatchling Success Rates

Measuring the success of sea turtle nests and hatchlings is essential to monitoring the health of a local sea turtle population. The data can be used to develop information such as effectiveness of the management program, individual female reproductive health, estimates of future adult populations, and effects of weather phenomena (i.e. hurricanes, El Niño-Southern Oscillation events).

Author
Rachel Teller
Organization Affiliation
College of Charleston
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