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Study of the Relationship between Seagrass and Sea Turtle: A Study of Nesting Sites Selection of Loggerhead Sea Turtle in Crete Island, Greece

Louhenapessy, Daniel George (2010) Study of the Relationship between Seagrass and Sea Turtle: A Study of Nesting Sites Selection of Loggerhead Sea Turtle in Crete Island, Greece.

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Abstract:Sea turtles nest on a variety of beach types, however it is still not really clear why they choose one beach and ignore others in order to deposit their eggs. This study was to investigate the beach sand characteristics and seagrass presence focusing in nest site selection by Loggerhead sea turtles in Crete, Greece. To detect presence and absence of seagrass, underwater photo imaging was used. The statistical test was using in this research namely using independent ttest, chi-square significant tests and Wilcoxon signed ranks test. The result of beach sand characteristics shown that grain shape and grain cleanliness is significant different between nesting and non-nesting beaches. In addition, sea grass presence is almost in nesting beaches. It can be sign as a preference of this animal to choose that beach as a nesting site. Keywords : Loggerhead sea turtle, Beach sand characteristics, Seagrass.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:ITC: Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation
Programme:Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation MSc (75014)
Link to this item:https://purl.utwente.nl/essays/90728
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