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Smithsonian scientists show how repeated marine predator evolution tracks changes in ancient and Anthropocene Oceans

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

For more than 250 million years, four-limbed land animals known as tetrapods have repeatedly conquered the Earth?s oceans. These creatures?such as plesiosaurs, penguins and sea turtles?descended from separate groups of terrestrial vertebrates that convergently evolved to thrive in aquatic environments. Show More Summary

US government sued over sea turtles snared in shrimp nets

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Tens of thousands of endangered sea turtles die every year in the United States when they are inadvertently snared in shrimp nets, an environmental group alleged in a lawsuit filed against the government. The Southeast shrimp trawl industry, the largest in the United States, kills some 53,000 of...

U.S. sued to curb deaths of sea turtles by shrimping industry

(Reuters) - Environmentalists seeking to curb the deaths of an estimated 53,000 sea turtles each year from getting caught in commercial shrimp nets off the southeastern United States sued federal regulators on Wednesday for stronger protections.

Down but not out: Endangered hawksbill sea turtle is back in the fight

Hawksbill sea turtles: A conservation success story for an endangered species on the Solomon Islands.

Man Jovially Narrates the Journey of Tiny Sea Turtles as They Make Their Way Back Into the Ocean

5 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In August 2014, P. Perl‘s grandfather jovially narrated the journey of tiny sea turtles as they made their way back into the ocean. The man and his wife had found the turtles on their doorstep earlier that day and were returning them back to the sea. via Digg

Hilarious, cartoony-sounding grandpa releases adorable baby sea turtles into the ocean.

last weekHumor / odd : Happy Place

He sounds like an old, Southern, retired Beetlejuice. "Check 'em out, boy. Check 'em out. Gotta love it." Indeed, we do gotta love the amazing narration of YouTuber P. Pearl's old-timey prospector-sounding grandpa helping baby sea turtles safely reach the ocean. Show More Summary

In Italy's Poorest Town, There's Little Left to Do but Join the Mafia

To the untrained eye, the tiny town of Africo on the toe of Italy might pass for paradise on Earth. In June, giant turtles emerge at night from the wine-dark sea to lay their eggs in the sand just a few miles up the beautiful coast and,...Show More Summary

People are drowning tortoises after confusing them with sea turtles

Sorry humans, you aren't helping A new bulletin from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is reminding tourists and Floridians that "all turtles are not equal." See also: Bison vs. hunter: Daily life in Yellowstone's...Show More Summary

Pick The Winners: Elephant vs. Narwhal, Sea Turtle vs. Falcon

Which two will make it to the Final Four for a chance at a feature-length article? The post Pick The Winners: Elephant vs. Narwhal, Sea Turtle vs. Falcon appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Nearly Five Years After the BP Spill, Animals Are Still Dying in the Gulf of Mexico

2 weeks agoNews : Vice News

A new report by the National Wildlife Federation says dolphins continue to die, while the recovery of sea turtles has stalled and corals continue to show signs of damage from exposure to oil.

Five years after Deepwater Horizon, wildlife still struggling dolphins dying in high numbers; sea turtles failing to nest

As the five-year anniversary of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig approaches, a new report looks at how twenty species of wildlife are faring in the aftermath of the disaster.

London museum dredges up fascinating creatures from the deep sea

LONDON — A 2-metre-long grouper fish, a giant clam shell and a Hawksbill sea turtle are among the subaqueous delights on display at a new exhibition at the Natural History Museum. Sea fans, fossils, sponge crabs, a venomous blue-ringed...Show More Summary

The Endangered Animal Bracket, Round 5: Sea Turtles Vs. Pelicans

Your choice will determine the winner. The post The Endangered Animal Bracket, Round 5: Sea Turtles Vs. Pelicans appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Dubai: Jumeirah's Doing Good in Dubai by Helping All These Sea Turtles

3 weeks agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

This turtle stayed at the Burj Al Arab and all he got was this lousy Facebook tracking system... Normally our hotel pets tend to be dogs. Occasionally cats. Once, in Cambodia, we?ve even seen crocodiles. But turtles? Here?s a new one. Show More Summary

Conservation Efforts in Revised ESA Listing of Green Sea Turtle

NOAA Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed today to reclassify the green sea turtle under the Endangered Species Act, and list turtles originating

Is It Time To Take Green Sea Turtles Off Threatened Species List?

4 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii's green sea turtles should continue to be classified as threatened because its population is small and nearly all of them nest at the same low-lying atoll, federal wildlife agencies said Friday. The Association...Show More Summary

First European sea turtles became extinct due to changing sea levels

Little is known about the oldest sea turtles that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago. The finding in the Baetic Cordillera, in Jaén, of the remains of a supposed new species of turtle, Hispaniachelys prebetica - considered the oldest in southern Europe - brought new clues six years ago. Show More Summary

The poet Nikki Giovanni talks about sea turtles and space travel

I couldn't turn down a chance to interview poet Nikki Giovanni, who was in town to address a writers' conference last weekend.

Massive 475-pound endangered sea turtle washes up on South Carolina beach

Rescuers are treating this creature and hope to return it back to the ocean soon.

After Rescue, Massive Sea Turtle Will Be Released In SC Thursday

last monthNews : The Two-Way

A rare 475-pound leatherback sea turtle "immediately responded to treatments" of fluids, vitamins and antibiotics after it was rescued Saturday.

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