Understanding, Assessing, and Resolving Light-Pollution Problems on Sea Turtle Nesting Beaches

Witherington, Blair E. and Martin, R. Erik (2000) Understanding, Assessing, and Resolving Light-Pollution Problems on Sea Turtle Nesting Beaches. St. Petersburg, FL, Florida Marine Research Institute, (Florida Marine Research Institute. Technical Report, TR-2)

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Abstract

Making the public aware of light-pollution problems on sea turtle nesting beaches is a fundamental step towards darkening beaches for sea turtles. Many of those responsible for errant lighting are unaware of its detrimental effects and are generally willing to correct the problem voluntarily once they become aware. Nonetheless, legislation requiring light management is often needed, and on many nesting beaches, it may be the only means to completely resolve light-pollution problems. An outline for initiating, promoting, and implementing beach-lighting legislation is presented in this manual along with a model ordinance that can be used to help produce legislative drafts. (84pp.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Understanding, Assessing, and Resolving Light-Pollution Problems on Sea Turtle Nesting Beaches
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Witherington, Blair E.
Martin, R. Erik
Series Name: Florida Marine Research Institute. Technical Report
Number: TR-2
Date: 2000
Publisher: Florida Marine Research Institute
Place of Publication: St. Petersburg, FL
Additional Information: Front cover states: Second Edition, revised 2000 Internal information: Third Edition, Revised 2003 and lists revisions
Uncontrolled Keywords: sea turtles, light pollution, beaches, nesting
Subjects: Conservation
Biology
Environment
Item ID: 115
Depositing User: Stephanie Haas
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2007 20:47
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2010 15:28
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/115

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