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10. Case Study - Tuna Dophins Turtles

10. Case Study - Tuna Dophins Turtles - and 6,000 Kemps...

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9/24/2010 1 United States is the third largest global consumer of seafood in the world. Americans ate an average 16.5 pounds of fish and shellfish per person in 2006’ Americans spent $46.6 billion in seafood restaurants in 2006 a $2.1 billion increase over 2005. They also purchased $22.7 billion worth of seafood for home consumption. The United States imports more than 75 percent of the seafood Americans eat, at least 40 percent of it farmed overseas.
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9/24/2010 8 Dolphin Population Sizes (mean of 1998, 1999, & 2000) northeastern offshore spotted dolphin - 640,000 (20% of prefishery abundance) eastern spinner dolphin - 450,000 (35% of prefishery abundance) coastal spotted dolphin - 140,000 NMFS South West Fisheries Science Center 2002 NMFS South West Fisheries Science Center 2008
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9/24/2010 13 Down to just 702 Kemps Riddley nests in 1985, there were 3,600 nests counted in 1999
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Unformatted text preview: and 6,000 Kemps Riddley nests counted in 2000, and the numbers continue to climb. http://northflorida.fws.gov/SeaTurtles/Turtle%20Factsheets/kemps-ridley-sea-turtle.htm Kemps Riddley status at Rancho Nuevo, Mexico Patrick Burns, DirectorPopulation & Habitat Program National Audubon Society July 2003 For U.S. sea turtles in general, numbers are looking pretty good as compared to 20 or 30 years ago. Green turtles deposited 9,201 nests in Florida (the highest number ever recorded in the state). The rise in green turtles nesting in Florida is described as "dramatic". Leatherback turtles produced 596 nests (the second highest on record for this species in Florida). Loggerhead turtle populations appear to be stable with 62,905 nests reported in Florida in 2002. U.S. and Florida Sea Turtles Patrick Burns, DirectorPopulation & Habitat Program National Audubon Society July 2003 9/24/2010 14...
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  • Fall '08
  • Staff
  • National Audubon Society, Sea turtle, Kemps Riddley, NMFS South West, South West Fisheries, West Fisheries Science

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