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Sea Turtle Squeeze: A Spatial Assessment of Hawksbill Sea Turtle Nesting Habitat and Future Sea Level Rise in the Caribbean

Abstract

The goal of this project is to conduct a preliminary assessment of the effects of climate change on hawksbill sea turtles. It also explores ways that adaptive management can mitigate negative impacts on turtles in Anguilla and the Caribbean region. The main objectives include (1)  to complie a literature review of relebant information concerning sea level rise and hawksbill sea turtles in the Caribbean; (2) to examine the threat of climate change a national level, for the island of Anguilla; (3) Create a comprehensive map, using GIS to access the local changes in climate that hawksbill turtles are facing in Anguilla; (4) To create an online expedition diary to document and communicate the sea level rise and hawksbill sea turtle story.

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