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First Advisor

Dr. Marja Bakermans

Second Advisor

Dr. Geoff Pfeifer

Date

2013

Abstract

Every year, sea turtles migrate thousands of miles from Europe to North America to lay their eggs on our shores. Currently, all seven species of turtles are considered endangered species. One of the main causes of turtle endangerment is seldom discussed: artificial lighting. Sea turtle hatchlings use the light of the moon and the natural glow of the horizon to find their way to the ocean. Artificial lighting interferes with this instinct.

Keywords

Biosphere; Atmosphere and Human Fears

Language

English

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Rights

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Course

Biosphere; Atmosphere and Human Fears

Program

Great Problems Seminar

Format

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Artificial Lighting and Sea Turtle Hatchlings


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