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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 weekHealth : 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?

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?

How sea turtles find home from thousands of miles away

Loggerheads travel across whole oceans to return to the beaches where they were born; new research shows how they do it

3 Brothers In Minnesota Built A 12-Foot-Tall Sea Turtle Out Of Snow… And It's The Best Snowman We've Seen Since Olaf From Frozen!

Someone needs to warn Elsa that she's no longer the best snowman maker out there! That's because three brothers from New Brighton, Minnesota, just outdid the Frozen star by making a GIGANTIC 12-foot-tall sea turtle out of snow. And when we say 12-feet-tall, that's only taking into account its height; altogether, it's about the size of a [...]

Late Night FDL: Bring Your Arms

Kate Pierson - Bring Your Arms Kate Pierson stands up for Sea Turtles in 'Bring Your Arms'...

B52s’ Kate Pierson & Sia Track Was Inspired by a Sea Turtle Rescue in Mexico

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Out.com

'Bring Your Arms' is inspired by Pierson and Sia’s experience witnessing a sea turtle rescue in Mexico. read more

Ocean Roundup: Florida Manatees See Better Year in 2014, Links between Fish Fins and Human Hands Discovered, and More

A Florida manatee. Manatee’s had a better year in 2014 than they did in previous years. (Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region / Flickr Creative Commons) - Kemp’s ridley sea turtles are typically found in the warmer waters of the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. Show More Summary

New sea turtle robot could extend missions by charging its own batteries

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

When they're in the water, sea turtles are fast and maneuverable – qualities that are also desirable in underwater robots. Additionally, the robotic equivalent of a turtle's streamlined shell could be stuffed full of electronic components and batteries. Show More Summary

‘Tis The Season (To Pretend There’s No Season At All)

Listen. I’m not one to ever come out against presents. I love sea turtle calendars just as much, if not more than the average person, but I really need society to get the hell away from me with this whole “let’s be jolly” thing. This is not the most wonderful time of the year. Not … Continue reading ‘Tis The Season (To Pretend There’s No Season At All)

Crocodile Eats Sea Turtle Shell On Beach Then Waddles Away With Very Full Belly [Viral Video]

A salt water crocodile ate a sea turtle shell before waddling off the beach a full stomach. Footage of the crocodile eating the sea turtle quickly captured by park range Dani Best became a viral video. The crocodile seat turtle shell...Show More Summary

The Best Nonfiction Books of 2014

last monthNews : The Daily Beast

The CIA’s love affair with Dr. Zhivago, a female Thoreau’s fight to save sea turtles, the Parthenon’s secrets, and a history of the office—it was a good year for truth.

Major comeback for sea turtles: Highest reported nest counts in Nicaragua

Scientists noticed a dramatic increase in nesting of critically endangered hawksbill sea turtles including the highest nest counts since a conservation project began there in 2000.

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