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Assistant Professor of Coastal and Marine Biology @UNCW_BaMB| population & food web ecology | ecogeochemistry | ecosystem change | he/him | 🌊🐢🐬🐟🐠🐋🏳️‍🌈
Sep 14, 2021 8 tweets 7 min read
1/7 #SeaTurtleTalks

"Stranded turtle bones reveal divergent life-history characteristics for critically #endangered #hawksbill #seaturtles inhabiting US waters"

Sometimes🐢wash ashore (strand) dead. Let's talk about what their🦴can tell us about their past life. #TurtleTuesday 2/7
Global #hawksbill pops. declined >80% in the past 100yr. Study of immature🐢was recently identified as🌎priority. Hawksbills typically inhabit🌴coral reefs but juveniles also forage in subtropical US waters➡️Texas & Florida. Yet, little is known about their ecology in the US