Comments: This species uses a wide range of tropical and subtropical habitats, including shallow coastal waters with rocky bottoms, coral reefs, beds of sea grass or algae, mangrove-bordered bays and estuaries, and submerged mud flats (see NMFS and USFWS 2007). Hatchlings and small juveniles associate with masses of floating sea plants (sargassum rafts) in the open ocean (NMFS and USFWS 2007). Nesting occurs on undisturbed, deep-sand, insular or mainland beaches, from high energy ocean beaches to tiny pocket beaches several meters wide contained in crevices of cliff walls; a typical site would be a low-energy sand beach with woody vegetation, such as sea grape or saltshrub, near the water line (CSTC 1990). Successive nestings usually are in the same general area.
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