By Jeanette Wyneken
Sea turtles have existed for thousands of years, making them attention-grabbing topics of analysis. within the final twenty years, the technology of sea turtle biology has elevated at an exponential price, resulting in significant advances in lots of parts. This publication synthesizes the result of those advances and makes a speciality of how those endangered marine reptiles function in, adapt to, and are established upon specific positive aspects in their marine environment. Read more...
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