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Feeding time in the Open Sea!

Aquarium visitors and residents at the Open Sea exhibit Our Open Sea exhibit provides a window into the blue-water ecosystem of the Pacific Ocean. Apex predators like sharks and tuna glide past sea turtles, mackerel, and shimmering schools of sardines. Show More Summary

Sea-Turtle Season

The turtle emerged unannounced from the sea, her massive shell peaking into the moonlight first, then her head, then her body. Heaving after her thousand-mile journey, she dragged herself ashore, found a quiet spot in the dunes, burrowed into the sand, and laid her hundred eggs. And then, glassy-eyed from her ordeal, she turned, heading down the beach and back into the breakers.

Surfrider Foundation joins lawsuit to stop seawalls in Florida

Surfrider Foundation has joined three other conservation groups to save Florida's beaches and the sea turtles from the impacts of sea walls.

This Heartbreaking (And Graphic) Video Will Make You Rethink That Plastic Straw

The next time you reach for a straw to pop into your iced coffee, think of the turtle in the video below. A team of researchers was looking for turtles in Costa Rican waters last week when they came across an Olive Ridley sea turtle that appeared to be having trouble breathing. Show More Summary

Tour de Turtles: The Race to Save the Turtles and Maybe Humans as Well

This is the third year I participated in the Tour de Turtles event and the 8th year of the race. Each year I have learned more about the challenges facing the sea turtles who all are either on the threatened, endangered, or critically endangered list. Show More Summary

Watch Turtle In Agony As Plastic Straw Is Pulled From Its Nostril — Why You Shouldn’t Dump Plastic Waste Into The Ocean

Distressing footage has emerged online showing members of a research expedition off the coast of Costa Rica struggling to extract a plastic drinking straw lodged in the nostril of a male Olive Ridley sea turtle, an endangered species of green sea turtles. Show More Summary

Sea Turtles Take The Cake At Beach Wedding

How can you beat the charming badassery of 100 baby turtles preparing the walkway for your wedding?

New deep-sea anglerfish discovered in Gulf of Mexico

They are some of the most interesting and unique creatures in the oceans -- deep-sea life. Most people can identify a shark or sea turtle or whale, but many are shocked to see what a lanternfish or oarfish looks like. Deep-sea creatures can be down-right scary looking. Show More Summary

Small Beach Wedding Becomes Massive Affair When Baby Sea Turtles Join The Party

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Just before sunset on July 23, Josh Moore and his soon-to-be-husband Jeff Calvert were about to join hands and walk to a seaside arch set up for their intimate beach wedding, when Moore suddenly stopped in his tracks. It wasn't cold feet. Show More Summary

Hey! Atlantic Ocean! Here Come The Bebeh Sea Turtles!

The U.S. Coast Guard, along with the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton, FL., released 570+ Bebeh Sea Turtle Hatchlings into the Atlantic Ocean on Monday. The Loggerhead and Green Turtles have protected status and are classified as endangered or threatened. All images by Joe Raedle/Getty as seen on Mashable. Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: ResQte […]

Fun in the sun! Our green sea turtles take regularly scheduled...

Fun in the sun! Our green sea turtles take regularly scheduled breaks from the Open Sea exhibit to catch some rays on the roof and generate vitamin D. Snacks are always a plus! Check our Open Sea cam for a look at our turtles on exh...

Landscape of no fear: Sea turtles don't avoid hungry tiger sharks the way you'd think

Sea turtles don't alter their movements to avoid shark attacks, researchers find, which means sea turtles are tougher than most of us.

TV highlights: ‘Candidly Nicole’ is back for season two

(All times Eastern.)Springtime arrives on “Life on the Reef” (PBS at 8 p.m.), complete with nesting sea birds, spawning corals and thousands of hatching baby turtles.The “Home Free” (Fox at 9) contestants rush to complete their house renovations within five days.Read full article >>

Higher sea levels are bad for endangered turtles

Researchers discover what higher tides mean for turtles at one of the world’s most important nesting sites.

Scientists study predator-prey behavior between sharks, turtles

A new collaborative study examined predator-prey interactions between tiger sharks and sea turtles off the Northwestern Atlantic Ocean. The research team used long-term satellite tagging data from large tiger sharks and adult femaleShow More Summary

Rising sea levels are suffocating already-endangered turtle eggs

As climate change drives sea levels to rise around the globe, scientists are warning that it could have a devastating effect of the survival rate of turtle eggs. In the new research, published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, scientists found

Veteran Shot Protecting Sea Turtle Nests to Receive PETA Award

A Compassionate Action Award is on its way from PETA to 72-year-old Vietnam War veteran Stanley Pannaman, who was shot while volunteering to monitor sea turtle nests on a... The post Veteran Shot Protecting Sea Turtle Nests to Receive PETA Award appeared first on PETA.

Elderly Florida Man Gets Shot In The Butt While Protecting Baby Sea Turtles

last monthNews / Crime : Crime Feed

On Friday, a 72-year-old man was shot in the rump with his own gun while attempting to protect a sea turtle nest. The post Elderly Florida Man Gets Shot In The Butt While Protecting Baby Sea Turtles appeared first on Crime Feed.

A Florida man shot a volunteer in the butt because he doesn't like sea turtles

Imagine not liking sea turtles. Then imagine not liking sea turtles so much that you would attack someone who does like sea turtles. That's what happened on July 17 in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida, when a man approached and subsequently...Show More Summary

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