Marine Turtle Conservation Guidelines

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Complete Guidelines:

Marine Turtle Conservation Guidelines (111 pg/3.7Mb)

Individual Sections:

Table of Contents

Section 1 - General Information for Permit Holders

Section 2 - Nesting Beach Survey Activities

Section 3 - Stranding and Salvage Activities

Section 4 - Holding Marine Turtles in Captivity

Section 5 - Tagging Marine Turtles

Section 6 - Research Activities

Section 7 - Educational Activities

Appendix A - Forms, Etc.

Marine Turtle Monitoring for Beach Restoration Projects

Marine Turtle Holding Facility Quarterly Report

Educational Presentation Using Live Turtles form

Disorientation Incident Report (updated 5/08)
form should be fill in capable to allow for saving and emailing

Disorientation Incident Report Directions

(Not part of the Guidelines, but can be used)
Obstructed Nesting Attempt Report form(updated 5/08)
form should be fill in capable to allow for saving and emailing
Obstructed Nesting Attempt Report Directions

Marine Turtle Necropsy Report

FWC Nighttime Public Hatchling Release form

Fibropapilloma Documentation form

FWC Public Turtle Watch Schedule

FWC Public Turtle Watch Summary

Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Stranding Report
(Only use an original form, do not photocopy)

Tagging Data form

FWC Marine Turtle Transfer form

Appendix B - Glossary of Terms

Appendix C - Resources

Appendix D - Quick Reference Tables

Authorized Activities

Reporting Requirements

Why's and How's of Nest Protection and Marking

Conducting Nesting Surveys and Related Activities

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