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Leatherback Sea Turtle Rescued from Fishing Gear

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

Ocean News: Nicaragua Dispatches Military to Protect Baby Turtles, New Zealand Bans Shark Finning, and More

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

Endangered Nicaragua turtles lay eggs under army guard

last weekNews : The Newsroom

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 Turtle Says A Touching ‘Thank You’ To Diver Who Frees The Little Guy From Deadly Debris

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,

15 metre long floating Sea Turtle launches undersea exhibition at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

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

Image of Asia: Floating in Sydney Harbour

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

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

9 Amazing Stories Of Real Life Castaways

2 weeks agoOdd : Oddee

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.

Join US as we release our first satellite tagged rehab turtle that you can track on the internet!

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 ?

Image of Asia: Returning turtles to the sea

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

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

Nerds Helping Sea Turtles

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

Here's over 20 minutes of Evolve's Kraken

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

Endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles released at Assateague

4 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

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

It's Time to Take this Poisonous Plastic Out of Our Oceans

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

Video: Watch Dozens of Baby Loggerhead Sea Turtles Scurry to the Ocean

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

‘Blue Mind’ explores the calming effect that water has on people

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Wallace J. Nichols spent nearly two decades as a marine biologist studying Pacific Ocean sea turtles and working with fishermen in Baja California, Mexico, to protect the turtles from poachers. But in the past five years, he has turned a new page, delving into neuroscience, human behavior and what he calls the “blue mind.” Read full article >>

Baby Sea Turtles Found to Make Noise to Coordinate Hatching

Leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) hatching from their nest in the U.S. Virgin Islands. (Photo: Oceana / Tim Calver) If you’ve ever witnessed a sea turtle nest hatch, you’ve probably noticed that it seems like these reptiles emerge from their nests in silence. Show More Summary

Watch tiny sea turtles make their way from the nest to the ocean

Under the glow of the moon, 100 loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings made their way from the beach to the ocean on Friday night, and it was all caught on tape. A camera, funded by the Florida Keys tourism council, has been set up so people around the world can learn more about sea turtles by watching live-streaming. Show More Summary

Loggerhead Sea Turtles Gain Protection with Swordfish Drift Gillnet Fishery Restriction

A loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta). (Photo: Oceana / Carlos Suárez) Yesterday, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced an area closure for the California swordfish drift gillnet fishery after facing mounting pressure from Oceana and our partner conservation groups. Show More Summary

Video: Spangled Emperor Fish Dazzle the Great Barrier Reef

A school of spangled emperor (Lethrinus nebulosus). (Photo: Flickr Creative Commons / Bill & Mark Bell) When you think of the Great Barrier Reef, you probably think of vibrant corals, glowing clams, and free-swimming sea turtles. But in this slow-motion video, one free diver catches the elegant beauty of spangled emperor—a fish you may have overlooked.

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