Listen. I’m not one to ever come out against presents. I love sea turtle calendars just as much, if not more than the average person, but I really need society to get the hell away from me with this whole “let’s be jolly” thing. This is not the most wonderful time of the year. Not … Continue reading ‘Tis The Season (To Pretend There’s No Season At All)
A salt water crocodile ate a sea turtle shell before waddling off the beach a full stomach. Footage of the crocodile eating the sea turtle quickly captured by park range Dani Best became a viral video. The crocodile seat turtle shell...Show More Summary
The CIA’s love affair with Dr. Zhivago, a female Thoreau’s fight to save sea turtles, the Parthenon’s secrets, and a history of the office—it was a good year for truth.
Scientists noticed a dramatic increase in nesting of critically endangered hawksbill sea turtles including the highest nest counts since a conservation project began there in 2000.
A humpback whale. The humpback whale population in the Arabian Sea was discovered to be the most genetically unique. (Photo: NOAA Photo Library / Flickr Creative Commons) - Scientists have found that humpback whales in the Arabian Sea are the most genetically distinct in the world. Show More Summary
A nesting Kemp’s ridley sea turtles. Nearly 1,000 sea turtles, most of them Kemp’s ridleys, stranded off Cape Cod over the past month. (Photo: National Park Service [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons) - Scientists are sounding the...Show More Summary
When I joined the Foreign Service, I never imagined my first overseas Thanksgiving would involve four days of community activities, releasing sea turtle hatchlings into the sea, and celebrating the holiday with nine turkeys (one of whom was pardoned) in East Java.
The Tour de Turtles race is over this year with Panama Jack and Calypso Blue III taking first and second. Amazing that Panama Jack actually traveled 2,828 miles during the 90 day race. That is a lot of swimming. :) Started in 2008, the...Show More Summary
A loggerhead sea turtle caught on a longline in the Mediterranean. New research shows sea turtles can get “the bends” after being caught in fishing gear. (Photo: Oceana / Mar Mas) If you’re an avid scuba diver, you’re probably all too...Show More Summary
Spider crabs migrate across Port Phillip Bay in Australia. (Photo: Museum Victoria / YouTube) Australia is famous for its teeming, colorful biodiversity like sea turtles, giant clams, and coral, but it’s the Great Barrier Reef that often receives the most attention for its wildlife. Show More Summary
Two groups of healthy green sea turtles are thriving off the coast of Peru. This is hopeful news, as these turtles are part of an endangered group and their numbers were shrinking. It seems that protecting their habitats has worked, and their populations are growing again. Read more...
A loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) in the Mediterranean. New research shows loggerheads can get the bends after commercial fishing capture. (Photo: Oceana / Juan Cuetos) - The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)...Show More Summary
Like any creature that loves beautiful landscapes and the Wolfpack, Sea Turtles like to hang out in North Carolina. The endangered species is a big fan of the state's beaches, where it digs down several feet and lays its eggs ready for hatching. When...
Easter Island moray eel (Gymnothorax nasuta). (Photo: Oceana / Eduardo Sorensen) When you think of the vast marine biodiversity that exists, whales, sea turtles, dolphins, and tropical fish probably come to mind first. But, one animal that is often overlooked when it comes to thinking about the deep blue and its biodiversity are eels. Show More Summary
The ocean is home not only to predators like tiger sharks, but also the prey upon which they feed, and new video has shed light on just how those animals can effectively defend themselves from hungry sharks. Other than their hard shells, turtles posses few natural defenses. Show More Summary
Sea turtle nest sensors detect hatchlings on scenic beaches so they're protected and tourists aren't kept at bay for too long
Scientists are attaching trackers to tiny turtles.
Bigger is better, if you're a leatherback sea turtle. For the first time, researchers have measured the forces that act on a swimming animal and the energy the animal must expend to move through the water.
MADISON, Wis. — Bigger is better, if you're a leatherback sea turtle. For the first time, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Florida Atlantic University (FAU), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationShow More Summary