Sea Turtles of Indonesian New Guinea - Perspectives on Ocean Science - UCTV - University of California Television
Sea Turtles of Indonesian New Guinea - Perspectives on Ocean Science
Premiere Date: 8/10/2011; 56 minutes


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Little is known of the initial phase of the sea turtle's lifecycle, especially the critically endangered leatherback. Ocean surface currents play an important role as "conveyer belts" for hatchlings, but these strong swimmers might still be able to influence their trajectories at sea. Join Scripps marine biology student Geoffrey Gearheart as he explains how scientists are determining the dispersal patterns and mechanisms of leatherback hatchlings of west Papua (Indonesia) and how this knowledge may help tailor more adequate conservation measures. (#21702)

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K-12 Educational Standards

Standards for Grade(s): 9-12

Earth Sciences

Energy in the Earth System

5b. Students know the relationship between the rotation of Earth and the circular motions of ocean currents and air in pressure centers.

Earth Sciences

Energy in the Earth System

5d. Students know properties of ocean water, such as temperature and salinity, can be used to explain the layered structure of the oceans, the generation of horizontal and vertical ocean currents, and the geographic distribution of marine organisms.

Ecology

6c. Students know how fluctuations in population size in an ecosystem are determined by the relative rates of birth, immigration, emigration, and death.

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