For more than 250 million years, four-limbed land animals known as tetrapods have repeatedly conquered the Earth?s oceans. These creatures?such as plesiosaurs, penguins and sea turtles?descended from separate groups of terrestrial vertebrates that convergently evolved to thrive in aquatic environments. Show More Summary
Tens of thousands of endangered sea turtles die every year in the United States when they are inadvertently snared in shrimp nets, an environmental group alleged in a lawsuit filed against the government. The Southeast shrimp trawl industry, the largest in the United States, kills some 53,000 of...
(Reuters) - Environmentalists seeking to curb the deaths of an estimated 53,000 sea turtles each year from getting caught in commercial shrimp nets off the southeastern United States sued federal regulators on Wednesday for stronger protections.
Hawksbill sea turtles: A conservation success story for an endangered species on the Solomon Islands.
In August 2014, P. Perl‘s grandfather jovially narrated the journey of tiny sea turtles as they made their way back into the ocean. The man and his wife had found the turtles on their doorstep earlier that day and were returning them back to the sea. via Digg
He sounds like an old, Southern, retired Beetlejuice. "Check 'em out, boy. Check 'em out. Gotta love it." Indeed, we do gotta love the amazing narration of YouTuber P. Pearl's old-timey prospector-sounding grandpa helping baby sea turtles safely reach the ocean. Show More Summary
To the untrained eye, the tiny town of Africo on the toe of Italy might pass for paradise on Earth. In June, giant turtles emerge at night from the wine-dark sea to lay their eggs in the sand just a few miles up the beautiful coast and,...Show More Summary
Sorry humans, you aren't helping A new bulletin from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is reminding tourists and Floridians that "all turtles are not equal." See also: Bison vs. hunter: Daily life in Yellowstone's...Show More Summary
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A new report by the National Wildlife Federation says dolphins continue to die, while the recovery of sea turtles has stalled and corals continue to show signs of damage from exposure to oil.
As the five-year anniversary of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig approaches, a new report looks at how twenty species of wildlife are faring in the aftermath of the disaster.
LONDON — A 2-metre-long grouper fish, a giant clam shell and a Hawksbill sea turtle are among the subaqueous delights on display at a new exhibition at the Natural History Museum. Sea fans, fossils, sponge crabs, a venomous blue-ringed...Show More Summary
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This turtle stayed at the Burj Al Arab and all he got was this lousy Facebook tracking system... Normally our hotel pets tend to be dogs. Occasionally cats. Once, in Cambodia, we?ve even seen crocodiles. But turtles? Here?s a new one. Show More Summary
NOAA Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed today to reclassify the green sea turtle under the Endangered Species Act, and list turtles originating
HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii's green sea turtles should continue to be classified as threatened because its population is small and nearly all of them nest at the same low-lying atoll, federal wildlife agencies said Friday. The Association...Show More Summary
Little is known about the oldest sea turtles that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago. The finding in the Baetic Cordillera, in Jaén, of the remains of a supposed new species of turtle, Hispaniachelys prebetica - considered the oldest in southern Europe - brought new clues six years ago. Show More Summary
I couldn't turn down a chance to interview poet Nikki Giovanni, who was in town to address a writers' conference last weekend.
Rescuers are treating this creature and hope to return it back to the ocean soon.
A rare 475-pound leatherback sea turtle "immediately responded to treatments" of fluids, vitamins and antibiotics after it was rescued Saturday.