Gitschlag, Gregg R. and Herczeg, Bryan A. (1994) Sea Turtle Observations at Explosive Removals of Energy Structures. Marine Fisheries Review, 56(2), pp. 1-8.
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Observers were placed at offshore sites to monitor and protect sea turtles during explosive removals of oil and gas structures in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana and Texas. Data collected during more than 6,500 hours of monitoring at 106 structure removals in 1992 provided information on sea turtle distribution. Eighteen individuals were observed including 10 loggerheads, 2 leatherbacks, 1 hawksbill, and 5 unidentified sea turtles. The observation rate (individuals per monitoring hour) of sea turtles was about 30 times higher during aerial surveys than during day or night suiface surveys.
|Title:||Sea Turtle Observations at Explosive Removals of Energy Structures|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Marine Fisheries Review|
|Page Range:||pp. 1-8|
|Issuing Agency:||United States National Marine Fisheries Service|
|Depositing User:||Patti M. Marraro|
|Date Deposited:||16 Aug 2012 15:44|
|Last Modified:||16 Aug 2012 15:44|
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