The Seychelles is building two gigantic marine conservation areas to help save turtles, dolphins, and other sea animals. It has done so in exchange for a large chunk of its national debt being paid off. The deal is the first debt swap...Show More Summary
Glass artist Raven Skyriver demonstrates the team effort required to create a large sculpture of a sea turtle. His studio creates all kinds of incredible glass animals, including lizards, sharks, whales, seahorses, fish, octopi, and more. Video by Derek Klein Films.
One July day in 1851, during the peak of California’s Gold Rush, about 100 sea turtles broke free from a restaurant’s yard. As one Daily Alta California journalist put it, they had simply “[taken] a notion to leave,” and with that, escaped and ambled down the streets of San Francisco. Show More Summary
Sea turtles Hostile architecture on the Embarcadero December, 2017
Booga, a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle will be returned to her ocean home on Saturday, February 10th at 10:00 a.m. Booga was rescued two weeks after Hurricane Irma, 17 miles North of Marathon where a local commercial fisherman found her entangled in a trap line. The US Coast Guard Marathon Station assisted […]
A study of a 54-million-year-old sea turtle hatchling found in Denmark is adding to a growing body of evidence that certain proteins can remain intact in the fossil record for tens of millions of years.
Who's your daddy? No, it's not a TV clip from "The Jerry Springer Show" to identify who the "real" father is. Rather, it is a groundbreaking study of sea turtle nests and hatchlings using paternity tests to uncover "who are your daddies?"
(Florida Atlantic University) A groundbreaking study of sea turtle nests and hatchlings using paternity tests to uncover 'who are your daddies?' is the first to document multiple paternity in loggerhead sea turtle nests in southwest Florida. Show More Summary
In past years, more than half of the green sea turtles admitted had large tumors caused by a disease scientists have linked to pollution.
Using new technologies developed to extract life history information from bones, researchers are learning more than ever about populations of green sea turtles living in the eastern region of the Pacific Ocean. While their numbers remain dangerously depleted, the new data show that green sea turtles are spending more time offshore, increasing their risk as fishing bycatch.
Sonny Tumbelaka/Getty For more than a hundred million years, female sea turtles have dug nests on beaches, filling them with papery eggs before covering them up and bidding adieu. But in Australia’s northern Great Barrier Reef, something...Show More Summary
Over 100 baby turtles have hatched on a Singapore beach before being released into the sea, authorities said Tuesday, in a boost for the critically endangered creatures.
Alarming results from a recent gender ratio study revealed that 99 percent of young green turtles from Australia's Northern Great Barrier Reef are female and that male sea turtles are disappearing. Closer to home, researchers from Florida Atlantic University have documented a similar trend in sea turtle hatchlings in southeast Florida. Show More Summary
(Florida Atlantic University) Male sea turtles are disappearing and not just in Australia. FAU researchers found that 97 to 100 percent of hatchlings in southeast Florida have been female since 2002. They are the first to show why and...Show More Summary
If their status changes, protections for the leatherbacks could be reduced.
(Duke University) A new drone-enabled population survey -- the first ever on sea turtles -- shows that larger-than-anticipated numbers of turtles aggregate in waters off Costa Rica's Ostional National Wildlife Refuge. Scientists from Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill estimate turtle densities may reach up to 2,086 animals per square kilometer. Show More Summary
Hundreds of thousands of sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs during mass-nesting events at Ostional National Wildlife Refuge on Costa Rica's Pacific coast, making it one of the most important nesting beaches in the world.
Federal ocean managers say it might be time to move the East Coast population of the world's largest turtle from the U.S.'s list of endangered animals. An arm of the … Click to Continue »
Endangered sea turtles go into a comatose state when water temperatures drop below 50 degrees
(Reuters) - Rising temperatures at Australia's Great Barrier Reef are causing more green turtles to be born female, which could lead to the species dying out, a new scientific study has found.