Biology of Sea Turtles, Vol. 2 by Peter L. Lutz

By Peter L. Lutz

The luck of the 1st quantity of The Biology of Sea Turtles printed a necessity for large yet accomplished experiences of significant fresh advances in sea turtle biology. Biology of Sea Turtles, quantity II emphasizes sensible features of biology that relate to sea turtle administration and to alterations in marine and coastal ecosystems. those themes comprise the interactions of people and sea turtles, an advent to sea turtle anatomy, sensory and reproductive biology, sea turtle habitat use and ecology, rigidity and future health, and the upkeep of captured animals. This quantity offers either historic and up to date details

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D. dissertation, Tulane University; New Orleans. S. 1986b. Preliminary results of analysis of fauna. Pp. 127–146. A. A. ). Archaeology at Cerros, Belize, Central America. Volume I: an Interim Report. Southern Methodist University Press; Dallas, TX. S. 1989a. Patterns of exploitation and exchange of subsistence goods in late Classic–early Postclassic Yucatan: a zooarchaeological perspective. Paper presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, 5–9 April 1989, 12 pp.

Remarkably, it was concluded that “marine animals represented the basic food resource of the Cozumel Maya” (p. 174). In trying to explain the relative rarity of marine turtle remains, but the abundance of nesting marine turtles on eastern Cozumel and their widely recognized food value, at least during contemporary times, Hamblin suggested that there may have been a taboo among the Maya on taking these animals, but no further evidence was presented. 5 km north of Puerto Juárez/Cancún City, and to the immediate west of Isla Mujeres.

This, in addition to other ancient records, led Casson (1989: 102, 168) to develop an argument that terrestrial and aquatic turtles were used since ancient times, not only for food but also as sources of raw materials for various crafts, and that the scutes of land tortoises were used for adorning especially large objects (perhaps this was the original derivation of the term tortoiseshell, now used to refer to the scutes of the hawksbill sea turtle). ” A millennium after the Periplus, other historic documents, including tenthcentury Arab and later Chinese accounts, reported the trade in tortoiseshell that ranged across much of the Indian Ocean (Al-Mas’udi in Freeman-Grenville, 1962: 15; Trimingham, 1975: 133; Wheatley, 1975: 107).

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