You’re floating in the warm waters of the South Pacific. As you glance into the world below, you notice a shimmer of colors, green, red, and orange. No, it’s not long lost treasure you’ve spotted. It is the critically endangered hawksbill sea the
A new global review led by the University of Exeter that set out to investigate the hazards of marine plastic pollution has warned that all seven species of marine turtles can ingest or become entangled in the discarded debris that currently litters the oceans. read more
Scientists from Australia dress sea turtles in little swimsuits to collect and study their poop. Yeah, the story loses a bit of its cuteness after that little fact.
That poop isn't going to collect itself.
How do researchers collect fecal samples from endangered sea turtles? They throw swimsuits and diapers on them and wait until they poop, obviously. When faced with a poop-collecting predicament during a Ph.D. research project, two researchers...Show More Summary
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'Turtle Bay Resort Map, 2014,' O’ahu, HI, USA, by James Niehues. (Photo: All images from Mind the Map © Gestalten 2015) Old maps get a lot of love, and with good reason—with their sea monsters and sheer craftsmanship, they can transport us through both space and time. Show More Summary
If you're wondering what the best dressed sea turtles are wearing at the beach this season, then the University of Queensland has the answer. As part of a study to find the foraging areas of endangered loggerhead turtles, researchers...Show More Summary
(Photo: University of Queensland) It's a stylish one piece suit with pair of stripes across the midriff to accentuate the body's lines. Why is this baby loggerhead sea turtle wearing it? Owen Coffee, a doctoral student at the University of Queensland built this swimsuit in order to hold a diaper on it. Show More Summary
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A sea turtle hatchling, playful and spunky in a piece from the Vision Research Collection. (Photo: University of Queensland) Sea turtles already sport some of the best accessories in the animal kingdom—those shells are so scute! ButShow More Summary
Marine biologists diving near the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific were shocked when they came across a glowing sea turtle, the first bioluminescent reptile ever recorded. The turtle, a hawksbill sea turtle, is critically endangered. The research… The post Marine Biologists are Shocked By What They’ve Discovered in the South Pacific: WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.
Scientists were shocked to stumble upon the psychedelic sight of a glowing loggerhead
It doesn't get more lit than being the first-discovered bioluminescent reptile.
What's In My Apple Juice!? A disgusting alien-thing was found in a couple’s carton of apple juice on the weekend.No one knows what the blob is, but it looks like a cross between a slug and a condom.Lorna Fisher said she and her boyfriend...Show More Summary
Children often suffer pain, confusion and insecurity when their parents separate. In some cases they even blame themselves, or feel that somehow it's their fault their parents no longer want to be together. Many children secretly harbor fantasies -- sometimes for years -- that their parents will one day reconcile and get back together. Show More Summary
This article originally appeared on artnet News. A marine biologist studying coral reefs off the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific made an amazing discovery this week when he noticed a "bright red-and-green spaceship" approaching his way in the pitch dark waters. Show More Summary
Hey, Mother Nature, we seriously dig you. You amazed us with letting us discover the teeniest glass frog who happened to look like Kermit the Frog, and earlier this week, we yelled “Eureka!” over the confirmation that yes, Houston, there is liquid water on Mars. What else could possibly follow that?! How about a glowing […]
The hawksbill sea turtle is the first biofluorescent reptile ever caught on tape.
"I've been [studying turtles] for a long time, and I don't think anyone's ever seen this," sea turtle expert Alexander Gaos tells National Geographic. "This is really quite amazing." Gaos is referring to video footage showing a hawksbill sea turtle glowing neon red and green, looking like a swimming rave...