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
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 >>
The baby loggerhead sea turtles emerged on Friday night
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
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
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
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.