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Natural nomads, leatherback turtles opt to stay in place

Endangered leatherback sea turtles are known for their open-ocean migratory nature and nomadic foraging habits – traveling thousands of miles. But a Cornell naturalist and his colleagues have discovered an area along the Mozambique coast that the turtles have made their permanent home, according to a study published in Nature's Scientific Reports, Nov. 25.

Belize's Glover's Reef providing refuge for new generation of sea turtles

A new generation of threatened hawksbill sea turtles is thriving in the protected waters of Glover's Reef Atoll, Belize, evidence that efforts to protect these and other marine species in one of the world's great barrier reef systems are working, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and the Belize Fisheries Department.

Good guy Prince Harry releases five baby turtles into the sea

LONDON — If you like Prince Harry and you like watching baby turtles get rescued, you've come to the right place. SEE ALSO: Prince Harry hits back at 'sexist and racist' trolling of girlfriend Meghan Markle During his tour of the Caribbean Islands, Harry recently journeyed to a turtle nesting site on Lovers Beach, Nevis. Show More Summary

Good guy Prince Harry releases five baby turtles into the sea

LONDON — If you like Prince Harry and you like watching baby turtles get rescued, you've come to the right place. SEE ALSO: Prince Harry hits back at 'sexist and racist' trolling of girlfriend Meghan Markle During his tour of the Caribbean Islands, Harry recently journeyed to a turtle nesting site on Lovers Beach, Nevis. Show More Summary

25 stranded sea turtles rescued from cold waters of Cape Cod

Twenty-five stranded sea turtles have been rescued from the chilly waters of Cape Cod.

A sea turtle changes everything at Redtwist Theatre

Like its eponymous sea creature, Jake Jeppson's "Turtle" spent some time treading water. Originally slated for Next Theatre — before that Evanston institution went belly-up two years ago — it has now found refuge in a world premiere at Redtwist Theatre under Damon Kiely's discerning direction....

Join us for Mike’s Release Saturday 11/19

Join us on Saturday November 19th at 10 am at Sombrero Beach as we release Mike!     Mike, a 105 pound loggerhead sea turtle will be returned to his ocean home on Saturday, November 19th at 10:00 a.m.  Mike was rescued the end of September where he was found floating on Washerwoman’s Shoal off […]

Bryan Adams Scores Ban on Hunting of Sea Turtles

Grammy Award–winner Bryan Adams has helped initiate a ban on the hunting of sea turtles in the Caribbean nation that he calls home. The post Bryan Adams Scores Ban on Hunting of Sea Turtles appeared first on PETA.

Volcom’s Sustainability Initiative Turns Fishing Nets into Bikinis

Lost fishing nets are a dangerous threat to fish, marine mammals, sea turtles and other types of marine life that become entangled in their webs. But Volcom's solution gives these discards from the fishing industry new life.

HMAS Glenelg Saves Sea Turtles

A quiet watch was the expectation for Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate James Cole in patrol boat HMAS Glenelg, but what he got was a lesson in ocean rescue for some entangled wildlife. “I stepped on to the bridge wing to get some fresh air and as I did, I noticed a net floating past,” he said.

Seabirds' Plastic-Eating Habits Remain Puzzling

Imagine that you are constantly eating, but slowly starving to death. Hundreds of species of marine mammals, fish, birds, and sea turtles face this risk every day when they mistake plastic debris for food.

The sea creature that survived when the dinosaurs didn't

3 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Researchers believe this ancient turtle survived after an asteroid obliterated most life on Earth 65 million years ago

Photos: Ancient Sea Turtle Discovered Along Angolan Coast

About 64 million years ago, a sea turtle with a triangular-shaped head swam along the arid coastline of what is now Angola.

Tough Turtle: Dino-Killing Asteroid Spared Sea Creature

Shortly after an asteroid smashed into Earth about 65.5 million years ago, obliterating much of life on Earth, an ancient sea turtle with a triangular-shaped head swam along the relatively arid shores of southern Africa, a new study finds.

Opinion leaders rally behind animal issues on eve of national election

Measure 100 in Oregon will help save endangered sea turtles, elephants, rhinos, and other wild animals threatened with cruel poaching and extinction. Photo by iStockphoto Momentum is building in the three states where The HSUS and the...Show More Summary

Saving sea turtles good for tourism, too

Seven of the world’s eight sea turtles species nest on the beaches of Mexico – undertaking the serious business of reproduction in 17 of the country’s 32 states. That means FULL STORY The post Saving sea turtles good for tourism, too appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Dumbass Surfs a Turtle

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Ricky Rogers is a complete idiot. Or at least that’s how he was described by Royal Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty spokesperson Michael Beatty after he posted a picture of him and a friend “surfing” a beached sea turtle on Facebook. Australia man truly is the new Florida man. Read more...

From factory farming to wildlife trafficking, ballot measures to affect the lives of millions of animals

In Oregon, voters will weigh in on Measure 100, which will help save endangered sea turtles, elephants, rhinos, and other wild animals threatened with poaching. Every day close to 100 elephants are killed in Africa, and their tusks hacked off to supply the black market for ivory trinkets. Show More Summary

'Ghost Fishing' Kills Long After the Gear Is Lost

Abandoned fishing equipment traps whales, sharks, sea turtles and other marine wildlife.

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