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Eugenie Clark dies at 92; Respected scientist swam with sharks

As a schoolgirl in the 1930s, Eugenie Clark spent countless hours pressed up to the tanks at a New York City aquarium, absorbed by the alligators, sea turtles and hundreds of species of fish just beyond the glass.

Sea turtle arrives at SeaWorld San Diego after flight on Coast Guard aircraft

Solstice, an endangered olive ridley sea turtle, arrived at SeaWorld San Diego on Tuesday after a trip on a Coast Guard aircraft from Oregon to Coronado.

Celebrate World Sea Turtle Day!

There’s World Turtle Day (May 23) then there’s World SEA Turtle Day, which is today! Why is June 16th World Sea Turtle Day? It is the birthday of Dr. Archie Carr who is widely known as “the father of sea turtle biology.” ??? Continue reading ?

Friday news and notes: 2.20.15

Politics notes: An endorsement in the 4th district. Media: Mad Men and Pulitzer prizes. Place: Green sea turtles. And more.

These brothers build astounding, massive snow sculptures in their yard

Every winter, the Bartz brothers, Austin, 20, Trevor, 19, and Connor, 16, spend their spare time creating ginormous snow sculptures in their front yard. This year, a sea (snow?) turtle has landed in their yard and it's 12-feet high and 37-feet long. This

Improving health of marine life, coastal economies

Sea turtles and coral reefs may hold the keys to improving Florida's offshore health and economy. Scientists are getting in on the ground floor of a new alliance that aims to improve the health of Tampa Bay's waters.

Sea turtles face growing danger due to plastic trash in Australian waters

pic Sea turtles living off the coast of Australia face a growing danger in their own habitat: ocean plastic. The amount of plastic debris in the waters surrounding Australia is growing rapidly and so are the unprecedented numbers of injuries sustained by

Smithsonian scientist breaks new ground confirming marine species are what they eat

last monthArts : Artdaily

Scientists have long hypothesized that distinct species such as whales, sea turtles and seals independently evolved similar physical traits to adapt to life in the ocean. This process, known as convergent evolution, has generally been supported using qualitative, visual comparisons of bones and fossils. Show More Summary

Rehabbed endangered turtles returned into the Gulf

The conditions on Tuesday were perfect to release 21 rehabilitated sea turtles off the Louisiana coast into the Gulf of Mexico. Continue reading ? The post Rehabbed endangered turtles returned into the Gulf appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

"Cold stunned" sea turtles rehabilitated, released

last monthTechnology : Tech Talk

Over 1,000 turtles rendered immobile by the cold in November and December have been cared for and returned to the water

Have warming seas caused skyrocketing sea slug populations?

The warm ocean temperatures that brought an endangered green sea turtle to San Francisco in September have triggered a population explosion of bright pink, inch-long sea slugs in tide pools along California's central and northern coastline. The Hopkins' Rose nudibranch, while no strange sight in Southern California, is rarely spotted farther north. read more

Warming seas decrease sea turtle basking

Green sea turtles may stop basking on beaches around the world within a century due to rising sea temperatures, a new study suggests. Basking helps the turtles regulate body temperature and may aid their immune system and digestion.Show More Summary

No place like magnetic home: Sea turtles have a 'GPS' that uses Earth's magnetic field

Many animals have a talent for finding their way around the globe that any of us who gets lost doing a short trip can't help but envy.

Climate change threatens 30 years of sea turtle conservation success

A new study is sounding the alarm about climate change and its potential impact on more than 30 years of conservation efforts to keep sea turtles around for the next generation. Climate change is causing sea-level rise, and how coastal...Show More Summary

Sea turtles navigate home using Earth's magnetic field

Female sea turtles, known to swim thousands of miles before returning to their birthplace to lay eggs, find their way home by relying on unique magnetic signatures along the coast, a new study finds. For more than 50 years, scientists have been mystified by how sea turtles do this, said the study's lead researcher, J. Show More Summary

Sea turtles use the Earth’s magnetic field to find their beach of origin

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Female sea turtles are known to return to the beaches where they were born to lay their own eggs -- even if they have to swim thousands of miles to do it. But since they make their first trip away from home when they're just itty bitty newborn turtles, how they find their way back has long been a mystery.Read full article >>

For sea turtles, there's no place like magnetic home

Adult sea turtles find their way back to the beaches where they hatched by seeking out unique magnetic signatures along the coast, according to new evidence.

Sea turtle navigates vast ocean to find beach where she was born: How?

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

It's a sea turtle mystery that has stumped scientists for decades: How does the female sea turtle, which travels across thousands of miles of open ocean each year, still manage to navigate back to the same beach where she hatched to lay her eggs?

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