Records of reptilian life in the Bahamas go back to the days of Christopher Columbus, who described the lizards and sea turtles of the region when he landed on several of these islands in 1492. He noted, for example, that rock iguanas were a favorite food of the native Lucayan people. And yet the islands still hold biological secrets. Show More Summary
Two new "Finding Dory" clips reveal the return of sea turtles Crush and Squirt.
An old friend arrives to lend Marlin a hand in the first clip from Disney and Pixar's summer sequel Finding Dory.
The mural had previously been written over with "Latino art only." [ more › ]
We’ve all seen those heartbreaking images of marine animals strangled in the plastic rings that hold together six beverage cans, commonly used for beer and soda. One brewery in Florida is taking on this terrible environmental problem by creating “edible six-pack rings” which sea turtles can happily chomp on rather than risking injury or death. Show More Summary
Hawaii’s endangered hawksbill sea turtles have been protected under the Endangered Species Act since 1978. So why are their population numbers still so low? Catch up on the latest research from Dr. Kyle Van Houtan, Monterey Bay Aquarium’s director of science, and learn how plastic pollution keeps baby hawksbill turtles from thriving.
nubbsgalore: little baby buddy sea turtles photographed by noel celiis, jason bradley and luciano candisani in rocas atoll; greg lovett in tequesta, florida; uriel sinai in mikhmoret sancutary, israel; ralph pacein tortuguero, costaShow More Summary
Today is Endangered Species Day. Who knew? While most of us are empathetic about the plight of elephants, tigers, sea turtles, condors, and other endangered animals, they seem distant from our daily lives -- both literally and figuratively. Show More Summary
Need a drink? Sea turtles can drink ocean water thanks to glands near their eyes that remove excess salt! Learn more about the endangered green sea turtle
Joint digging saves turtle hatchlings time and energy, leaving them in better shape to head down the beach and into the sea
Conventional wisdom says removing beach debris helps sea turtles nest; now, as sea-turtle nesting season gets underway, a new University of Florida study proves it. Clearing the beach of flotsam and jetsam increased the number of nests by as much as 200 percent, the study shows, while leaving the detritus decreased the number by nearly 50 percent. read more
Now, to see a flying sea turtle in your dream indicates that you are guarded with your emotions, while waiting endlessly for the subway represents that you may feel you are in a dead-end relationship. Or, look, maybe it's just a sea turtle that has to catch the F train ... More »
An illegal trade in marine turtles is continuing despite legislation and conservation awareness campaigns, a pioneering study has shown. The study, conducted by researchers from the University of Exeter in the Cape Verde islands, 500...Show More Summary
As fishermen and scientists chase tropical tuna and marlin that have drifted into San Diego's unusually warm waters during the last two years, they've encountered something else they've never seen: flotillas of loggerhead sea turtles bobbing off the California coast. "This is the first account...
An illegal trade in marine turtles is continuing despite legislation and conservation awareness campaigns, a pioneering study has shown.
Nearly 4,100 sea turtles sucked into Florida power plant Digital Journal (heresy 101) :-( Facebook’s ‘trending topics’ spark debate and distrust CNN. Furzy: “I noticed last week that Twitter dropped #DumpHillary which was trending magnificently to the top!” Amazon unveils its own version of YouTube CNN (furzy) Grexit? ‘Everyone’s outraged’: angry Greeks foresee Grexit and […]
— A Southern California couple has been sentenced to six months in prison for smuggling more than 900 endangered sea turtle eggs into the United States from Mexico, the U.S. attorney's office said. Jose and Olga Jimenez pleaded guilty Feb. 19 to charges of conspiracy, smuggling and unlawful trafficking...
The Turtle Hospital in the Florida Keys is the first fully licensed veterinary hospital exclusively for sea turtles.
Since 2013, when the Chinese central government launched new rhetoric encouraging innovation and would-be entrepreneurs, the country has been gripped by a startup craze that is now reaching across borders and oceans to lure back Chinese who went overseas to study and work – Chinese more colloquially known as “sea [...]