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  • Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Possible Amendments to Turtle Excluder Devices. 72 Fed. Reg. 7382 (2/17/2007).
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  • Convention on Migratory Species (US non-party, non-signatory).
  • Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, Appendix I. (Ratified 1/14/1974, entered into force 1/7/1975.
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  • Determination of Nine Distinct Population Segments of Loggerhead Sea Turtles ands Endangered or Threatened: Final Rule. 76 Fed. Reg. 58668, 58952 (9/22/2011).
  • Dodd, C. Kenneth, Jr. 1988. Synopsis of the biological data on the Loggerhead Sea Turtle Caretta caretta (Linnaeus 1758). U.S. Fish Wildl. Serv., Biol. Rep. 88(14). 110pp.
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C. J. Sears á B. W. Bowen.1998). Population structure of loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) nesting colonies in the Atlantic and Mediterranean as inferred from mitochondrial DNA control region sequences. Marine Bio. 130: 567-575.
  • Endangered Species Act. 16 U.S.C. §1531 et seq.
  • Flores-Villela, Oscar / McCoy, C. J., ed. 1993. Herpetofauna Mexicana: Lista anotada de las especies de anfibios y reptiles de México, cambios taxonómicos recientes, y nuevas especies. Carnegie Museum of Natural History Special Publication, no. 17. iv + 73
  • Foley, AM, SA Peck, and GR Harman. 2006. "Effects of Sand Characteristics and Inundation on the Hatching Success of Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta Caretta) Clutches on Low-Relief Mangrove Islands in Southwest Florida." Chelonian Conservation and Biology 5 (1): 32-41.
  • General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (ratified and entered into force January 1995).
  • Inter-American Convention for the Protection and Conservation of Sea Turtles (Ratified, Febuary 2001, entered into force, May 2001).
  • Ishihara, Takashi and Naoki Kamezaki. 2011. "Size at Maturity and Tail Elongation of Loggerhead Turtles (Caretta Caretta) in the North Pacific." Chelonian Conservation and Biology 10 (2): 281-287.
  • Iverson, John B. 1992. A Revised Checklist with Distribution Maps of the Turtles of the World. xiii + 363
  • Jones, T. Todd and Wallace, Bryan P., compilers. 2012 (Updated November 2012). Proceedings of the Thirty-first Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA NMFS-SEFSC-631: 322p.
  • Klinger, Rc And Ja Musick. 1995. "Age and Growth of Loggerhead Turtles (Caretta-Caretta) from Chesapeake Bay." Copeia (1): 204-209.
  • Listing of Loggerhead Sea Turtle under the Endangered Species Act: 43 Fed. Reg. 32800 (7/28/1978).
  • Lutz(editor), P. L., & Musick(editor) J. A. (1997). The Biology of Sea Turtles. 432.
  • MASDEA (1997).
  • Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act. 15 U.S.C. §1801 et seq.
  • Mazaris, Antonios D., Athanasios S. Kallimanis, Stefanos P. Sgardelis, and John D. Pantis. 2008. "Do Long-Term Changes in Sea Surface Temperature at the Breeding Areas Affect the Breeding Dates and Reproduction Performance of Mediterranean Loggerhead Turtles? Implications for Climate Change." Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 367 (2): 219-226.
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  • NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Fisheries Office of Protected Resources: Threats (2013) (last accessed 4/16/2013).
  • NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources Loggerhead Turtle (image): (last accessed 4/15/2013).
  • National Marine Fisheries Service Southeast Fisheries Science Center. 2001. Stock assessments of loggerhead and leatherback sea turtles and an assessment of the impact of the pelagic longline fishery on the loggerhead and leatherback sea turtles of the Western North Atlantic. U.S. Department of Commerce NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS- SEFSC-455, 343 pp.
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  • Pike, DA, RL Antworth, and JC Stiner. 2006. "Earlier Nesting Contributes to Shorter Nesting Seasons for the Loggerhead Seaturtle, Caretta Caretta." Journal of Herpetology 40 (1): 91-94.
  • Pinckney, J. 1990. "Correlation-Analysis of Adult Female, Egg and Hatchling Sizes in the Loggerhead Turtle, Caretta-Caretta (L), Nesting at Kiawah Island, South-Carolina, Usa." Bulletin of Marine Science 47 (3): 670-679.
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  • Turtle Excluder Device Regulations. 50 C.F.R. 223.206-207.
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