chapter  4
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Critical Approaches to Sex Determination in Sea Turtles

Turtle Population ............................................................................109 4.3 Sex Ratios in Sea Turtle Populations .........................................................111

4.3.1 Hatchling Sex Ratios from Nesting Beaches .................................112 4.3.2 Nest Location and Hatchling Sex Ratios .......................................112 4.3.3 Seasonal Variation in Hatchling Sex Ratios ...................................114 4.3.4 Yearly Variation in Hatchling Sex Ratios ......................................114 4.3.5 Sex Ratios in Immature and Adult Portions of a Population ........115 4.3.6 Problems Encountered When Estimating Sex Ratios in a Sea

Turtle Population ............................................................................118 4.3.7 Predicting Hatchling Sex Ratios .....................................................119