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- Karnad, Divya, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Biological conservation 2009 v.142 no.10 pp. 2083-2088
- sea turtles; hatching; wildlife habitats; wildlife management; coasts; beaches; light; animal behavior; nesting sites; Casuarina equisetifolia; India
- ... Sea-finding behavior in sea turtle hatchlings is modified by the visual cues provided by artificial beach front lighting. The consequent landward movement of hatchlings in response to coastal electric lighting reduces their survival rates. We assessed the potential impact of coastal lighting at Rushikulya, an important mass nesting site of the olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) in the ...