A leatherback sea turtle. Leatherback “pink spots” may play an important physiological role. (Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region / Flickr Creative Commons) - Researchers have discovered that the “pink spot” on leatherback sea turtles’ heads may actually play a useful physiological role. Show More Summary
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — It's like Florida's version of The Blob. Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region's economy.
A kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) sea turtle. (Photo: Terry Ross / Flickr Creative Commons) - Ten sea turtles that were rehabilitated after swallowing fishing hooks in the Gulf of Mexico were released into the wild over the weekend. Show More Summary
After stints in the West, more Chinese nationals are returning to take high-level jobs with domestic companies, lured home by more pay and power.
A sea turtle in the Great Barrier Reef. (Photo: University of Denver / Flickr Creative Commons) - The Chesapeake Bay experienced their eighth-largest dead zone this summer since record keeping began in the 1980s, according to Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources. Show More Summary
Members from the U.S. Coast Guard and National Park Service rescued a loggerhead sea turtle Sunday in Oregon Inlet. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina
A leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea). (Photo: Oceana / © 2009 Tim Calver www.timcalver.com) As you likely know, natural predators aren’t the only threats to sea turtles and marine mammals in the open ocean—many manmade threats, like derelict fishing gear, pollution, and plastics, constantly endanger marine life. Show More Summary
An olive ridley sea turtle hatching, a species to be protected by the Nicaraguan military. (Photo: S M / Flickr Creative Commons) - As sea turtle hatching season gets underway in Nicaragua, the nation’s military has been sent to the coast to protect baby sea turtles from poachers. Show More Summary
Some 2,500 endangered sea turtles have made their annual descent on Nicaragua's Pacific coast to nest, protected by soldiers deployed to stop locals from stealing their eggs, the army said Monday. The first 1,400 Olive Ridley turtles...Show More Summary
Sea turtles have been swimming the world’s oceans for more than 100 million years. Some species, according to the World Turtle Trust, have actually been around since before some dinosaur species. There were once millions of sea turtles in the ocean, but the advent of humankind has caused a population crisis, and thanks to pollution,
A huge 5 metre tall, 15 metre long floating Sea Turtle sculpture has today impressed onlookers as it cruised past icons such as the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge into Cockle Bay. The turtle - which will take residence floating...Show More Summary
In this photo by Rob Griffith, an inflatable sea turtle sculpture floats past the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The sculpture by Australian artist BJ Price is emblazoned with an abstract, black-and-white rendering of coral reef structures. Show More Summary
From the Inuit woman who survived alone on an Arctic island for two years, to the family lost at sea who drank turtle blood to stay hydrated, check out these nine harrowing stories of self-preservation.
A very special public turtle release Friday, August 15th at 1:00 pm Sombrero Beach Hi there! My name is Pine Tyme, and I’m an 80 pound sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle who was found floating, unable to dive near Big Pine Key, Florida Keys, Florida. Luckily, I was spotted and named by a couple of Big Pine Key residents that were out surveying islands for mosquito … Read More ?
In this photo by Firdia Lisnawati, locals and tourists on the Indonesian island of Bali help release endangered giant green turtles into the sea. Police Col. Djoko Hari Utomo says the turtles being released were among 17 turtles confiscated from a poacher last month. Show More Summary
Life as a sea turtle can be rough. Not only are turtles trying to survive predators, destruction of habitat, fishing nets, and pollution, but only about 1% of hatchlings survive to face those challenges in the first place. Enter [Samuel...Show More Summary
When I think about the multiplayer games that I really enjoy, one immediately comes to mind: Turtle Rock Studios' Left 4 Dead. In a sea of samey competitive multiplayer titles, something about that particular game really worked for me. Show More Summary
The Kemp’s ridley turtle is one of the smallest sea turtles, and the species is critically endangered. The turtles nest and breed mostly in the Gulf of Mexico, but then the juveniles range northward, following warm currents to the New England coast. Show More Summary
You may love the plastic in your credit card, water pipes and gym bags but whales, sea turtles and birds certainly don't. Polyvinyl chloride, also known as PVC or vinyl, is one of the world's most common plastics. It's also a major source...Show More Summary
Loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings make their way to the ocean in Florida. (Photo: FloridaKeysTV / Florida Keys Turtle Cam) It’s that wonderful time of year again on the East Coast: sea turtle hatching season! Turtle nests—from green sea...Show More Summary