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GoHawaii mobile app details secret places, safety tips and island emojis

What should you do if you encounter a giant sea turtle while swimming or snorkeling in Hawaii? Want to find a secret spot for great kayaking and outrigger canoeing? The newly released Go Hawaii mobile app answers these questions and more. The Hawaii Tourism Authority app provides suggestions about...

Helping Sea Turtles is a Group Effort

For the past two years we have released turtles with satellite tags as part of Sea Turtle Conservancy’s Tour de Turtles (www.tourdeturtles.org). Pine Tyme in 2014 and Aaron 2015. Both were sub-adult loggerheads that stranded in the Keys (Big Pine Key and Key Largo respectively). They were both released at Sombrero Beach in Marathon but […]

Boat Strike Turtles: Yoshi, Cristiane, and Ren

Over the past few months, we have admitted quite a few sea turtles with boat strike injuries. Yoshi came in March 13th with a wound on the top of his most likely caused by a boat. Luckily it just grazed the surface, but it still caused a bit of a headache. Yoshi also arrived with […]

Public Sea Turtle Release Saturday June 11th

Join us on Saturday June 11th at Sombrero Beach to release Bubbles! We will arrive at 10 am and release Bubbles at 10:30 am. Bubbles, a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtles was rescued by Troop 686 on March 15th where she was found floating and unable to dive off of Scout Key. X-rays revealed an intestinal […]

Public Sea Turtle Release Friday 7/22 at 10:30 am

Do you know where a sea turtle goes after rehab?  Join us on Friday, July 22nd on Sombrero Beach at 10:30 a.m. for a very special public sea turtle release!   Fleming, a juvenile green sea turtle will be released back to the wild, fitted with a satellite transmitter as part of Tour de Turtles […]

Follow Fleming!

Fleming, the green sea turtle we released last Friday, was tagged with a satellite transmitter. This allows us to track her as she continues her journey. Follow Fleming online at www.tourdeturtles.org.  Tour de Turtles is a project through Sea Turtle Conservancy where turtles are tagged and participate in a mock “race.” Each turtle races for a […]

Video: Orca Launches Sea Turtle 30 Feet in the Air

21 hours agoHobbies / Hunting : Outdoorhub

Lead guide aboard M/Y Evolution, Rafael Pesantes, spotted an orca pod and quickly set off with the passengers to follow the developing scene. What transpired caught everyone off-guard, but they were able to get a laugh out of it. The...Show More Summary

Threatened sea turtle run over while nesting in N.C.

2 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

The Park Service said that the injured green sea turtle was found on the beach Sunday morning and had to be euthanized

Orca Tosses Sea Turtle for Tourists' Amusement

These tourists definitely didn't expect to be treated to such a performance when an orca casually tossed a sea turtle out of the water.

Very chill sea turtle gives you a tour of the Great Barrier Reef

Ocean Safari captured stunning footage that shows a majestic green sea turtle swimming along the Mackay Reef in Cape Tribulation, Australia. Additional reporting by Storyful. Read more... More about Mashable Video, Standalone Featured, Australia, Real Time, and Travels

Turtle power! Loggerhead sea turtles have powerful jaws for...

Turtle power! Loggerhead sea turtles have powerful jaws for crunching open prey. What’s on the menu? Mainly bottom-dwelling invertebrates, including horseshoe crabs, sea urchins  and mollusks! Thank you to staffer Jim Perdue for the smashing photo of our young rescued loggerhead sea turtle!

Tiger sharks can be marine 'hyenas' too

Tiger sharks are known as impressive predators that hunt and consume almost anything from birds to sea turtles. But when the opportunity presents itself, these sharks easily convert into the role of marine scavengers. This behavior was...Show More Summary

So Amazing! This Giant Sea Turtle Returns To The Same Beach Each Year To Talk About His Favorite Kanye Album

3 weeks agoHumor : Funny or Die

So Amazing! This Giant Sea Turtle Re... It would be even more amazing if he wasn't such a prick about it. Submitted by: Ryan Haney Regular Keywords: Kanye West Music Turtles Beaches Views: 159

The Hawai'i That Was: A Veritable Rainbow of Sand (and cute gratuitous sea turtles)

Lai'e Beach on the island of Oahu, with a coral beach sand stained by iron oxides Sand is white or gray. If you live in Florida or some other low-lying coastline, the sand tends to be nearly pure quartz, leading to the white color. In California and other mountainous coasts, there are other minerals mixed with the quartz, leading to a grayer shade. Show More Summary

How to catch sea turtle egg poachers

last monthHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

"A conservation group has created 3D printed sea turtle eggs containing GPS trackers. The eggs are set to be deployed this fall in Central America during an arribada, or mass nesting event when 90 percent of eggs will be poached from certain beaches... Show More Summary

Think your parents are tough? Try being a sea turtle

Think your parents are tough? Try being a sea turtle: Put your science hat on and dig into new research from our Director of Science, Dr. Kyle Van Houtan, exploring how natural and human-caused climate factors affect loggerhead turtle hatchlings year to year.

Researchers build a crawling robot from sea slug parts and a 3-D printed body

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have combined tissues from a sea slug with flexible 3-D printed components to build "biohybrid" robots that crawl like sea turtles on the beach. A muscle from the slug's mouth provides the movement, which is currently controlled by an external electrical field. Show More Summary

When People Thought Sharks Were Harmless

last monthHumor / odd : mental_floss

Before the Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916, many assumed the deaths were the work of sea turtles or perhaps a large mackerel.

China has been killing turtles, coral and giant clams in the South China Sea, tribunal finds

China struck back loudly and forcefully Wednesday after an international tribunal invalidated many of its claims in the South China Sea. But Beijing has largely been silent about some of the tribunal’s most damning findings: that its activities there have “caused devastating and long-lasting damage...

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