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The Hawai'i That Was: A Veritable Rainbow of Sand (and cute gratuitous sea turtles)

Lai'e Beach on the island of Oahu, with a coral beach sand stained by iron oxides Sand is white or gray. If you live in Florida or some other low-lying coastline, the sand tends to be nearly pure quartz, leading to the white color. In California and other mountainous coasts, there are other minerals mixed with the quartz, leading to a grayer shade. Show More Summary

How to catch sea turtle egg poachers

3 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

"A conservation group has created 3D printed sea turtle eggs containing GPS trackers. The eggs are set to be deployed this fall in Central America during an arribada, or mass nesting event when 90 percent of eggs will be poached from certain beaches... Show More Summary

Think your parents are tough? Try being a sea turtle

Think your parents are tough? Try being a sea turtle: Put your science hat on and dig into new research from our Director of Science, Dr. Kyle Van Houtan, exploring how natural and human-caused climate factors affect loggerhead turtle hatchlings year to year.

Researchers build a crawling robot from sea slug parts and a 3-D printed body

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have combined tissues from a sea slug with flexible 3-D printed components to build "biohybrid" robots that crawl like sea turtles on the beach. A muscle from the slug's mouth provides the movement, which is currently controlled by an external electrical field. Show More Summary

When People Thought Sharks Were Harmless

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

Before the Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916, many assumed the deaths were the work of sea turtles or perhaps a large mackerel.

China has been killing turtles, coral and giant clams in the South China Sea, tribunal finds

China struck back loudly and forcefully Wednesday after an international tribunal invalidated many of its claims in the South China Sea. But Beijing has largely been silent about some of the tribunal’s most damning findings: that its activities there have “caused devastating and long-lasting damage...

Great Barrier Reef tourist pollution may be giving turtles herpes

Pollution may be the cause of a peculiar form of herpes currently plaguing sea turtles living near the Great Barrier Reef. Researchers at James Cook University in Australia have been mapping the outbreak and found a hotspot in a small part of Cockle Bay frequented by tourists. Show More Summary

Turtle power: How hatching together avoids capture

Green turtles hatching en masse from their nests 'swamp' predators, allowing more individuals to reach the safety of the sea, new research concludes.

Turtle power: How hatching together avoids capture

New research has found that green turtles hatching en masse from their nests 'swamp' predators, allowing more individuals to reach the safety of the sea. The study, by the Universidade Federal de Alagoas in Brazil and the UniversityShow More Summary

Florida Man Caught Stealing 107 Sea Turtle Eggs

A Florida man has been arrested for poaching more than 100 sea turtle eggs on Jupiter Island in Florida, stealing the eggs as they were hatched late at night. Glenn Robert Shaw was arrested Friday after the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission increased patrols after receiving reports of poaching. Show More Summary

Daily Crime Blotter: Florida Man Busted Stealing 107 Sea Turtle Eggs, Woman Arrested For Swinging Baby “Like A Bat” To Beat Boyfriend & More Crime News

2 weeks agoNews / Crime : Crime Feed

Here are the crime stories making headlines today, July 5, 2016... The post Daily Crime Blotter: Florida Man Busted Stealing 107 Sea Turtle Eggs, Woman Arrested For Swinging Baby “Like A Bat” To Beat Boyfriend & More Crime News appeared first on CrimeFeed.

Herpes Outbreak Among Australia’s Green Sea Turtles Likely Triggered by Pollution

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Australian scientists in the midst of investigating a herpes outbreak among green sea turtles at the Great Barrier Reef say the blight—which causes abnormal growths on the skin, mouth, eyes, and internal organs—is likely due to pollution. Read more...

Suspect Busted With 107 Stolen Sea Turtle Eggs

Jupiter is the big story in the news today, but Jupiter Island, Fla., is making headlines, too, for an entirely different reason, WJXT reports. Per a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Facebook post, a report came in about someone taking sea turtle eggs from a beach behind a local...

As National Park Service confronts a sexual harassment, this dysfunctional park is Exhibit A

CANAVERAL NATIONAL SEASHORE, Fla. — This secluded beach on a barrier island off the Atlantic coast is a sunbathers’ paradise of nesting sea turtles and wading shore birds in the shadow of the Kennedy Space Center. But for rangers, visitor guides and many of the 50 employees here, working at this national park is anything but paradise. Multiple […]

Scientists created zombie 'Frankenturtles' to discover why loggerheads are dying

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Not just any turtle could help these scientists determine why loggerhead sea turtles are dying. They recruited a dead one.

Selfie-Obsessed Crowd Beats Turtle Pulled From The Ocean

Dolphins, sharks, and now sea turtles—people are torturing ocean animals for pictures of themselves. The post Selfie-Obsessed Crowd Beats Turtle Pulled From The Ocean appeared first on PETA.

We All Need This Today: Hypnotizing Baby Sea Turtles - No, this is not the plot of a Ninja Turtles episode ... that we know of.

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

No, it's not Monday yet, so this is technically not our regular "Monday Cute" feature. It's just a particularly terrible Friday in an overall year that's not doing much better, and it could use a quick injection of adorable, which we've found in this video on hypnotizing baby sea turtles.

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