The Biology of Sea Turtles - Chapter 12: Fisheries Bycatch of Marine Turtles; lessons learned from decades of research and conservation
Since the first volume of The Biology of Sea Turtles was published in 1997, the field has grown and matured in ways few of the authors would have predicted—particularly in the areas of physiology, behavior, genetics, and health. Volume III presents timely coverage of emerging areas as well as the integration of approaches and information that did not exist even a decade ago. The book assembles the foremost experts in each topic to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive book on sea turtles available today. New areas covered include in vivo imaging of structure, spatial distributions of marine turtles at sea, epibiosis, imprinting, parasitology, and climatic effects. Life history is explored in three chapters covering age determination, predator-prey interactions, and mortality from bycatch.The Biology of Sea Turtles, Volume III will inspire scientists and students to explore and expand their understanding of these intriguing animals. The book provides clear baseline summaries, thoughtful syntheses, and effective presentation of the most fundamental topics spanning form and function, health, distributions, behavior, genetics, evolution, and ecology. Its scope and depth make it the definitive go-to reference in the field. Chapter 12 - ...In this chapter, we review the current state of knowledge about global marine turtle bycatch, including how characteristics of sea turtle biology and fishing practices interact to result in bycatch, assessments of population-level impacts of turtle bycatch, descriptions of where and how turtle bycatch occurs across distinct fisheries sectors, a summary of techniques and approaches to bycatch reduction, and new ways forward for bycatch research and management.