Environmental enrichment for sea turtles in rehabilitation: preliminary study

Lloyd, Janice, Ariel, Ellen, Adams, Dayna, and Owens, Leigh (2012) Environmental enrichment for sea turtles in rehabilitation: preliminary study. In: Australian Wildlife Rehabilitation Council. pp. 1-2. From: 2012 Australian Wildlife Rehabilitation Council, 16-20 July 2012, Townsville, QLD, Australia.

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[Extract] Since 2009, the Queensland coast has experiences high rainfall with the associated runoff causing high turbidity levels that block the sunlight needed for seagrass growth. This has resulted in a several fold increase in stranded sea turtles due to starvation as seagrasses are the preferred diet for these species. This increase in strandings exceeded the capacity of the existing turtle rehabilitation facilities in Townsville (Reef HQ), and in light of this an adjunct emergency centre was established at the School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at James Cook University (JCU) in mid-2011.

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Item Type: Conference Item (Non-Refereed Research Paper)
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2013 00:52
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