Date of Award

Summer 8-1-2016

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Mark Hauber

Second Advisor

Marc Valitutto

Academic Program Adviser

Mark Hauber


This study aimed to test the predictions that (1) turtles raised under mercury vapor artificial lamps will display the greatest amount of time spent in ultra-violet zones, and (2) turtles are able to differentiate between UVB and non-UVB light sources. Prediction 1 was partially supported, while prediction 2 was met.



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