The Tour de Turtles race is over this year with Panama Jack and Calypso Blue III taking first and second. Amazing that Panama Jack actually traveled 2,828 miles during the 90 day race. That is a lot of swimming. :) Started in 2008, the...Show More Summary
A loggerhead sea turtle caught on a longline in the Mediterranean. New research shows sea turtles can get “the bends” after being caught in fishing gear. (Photo: Oceana / Mar Mas) If you’re an avid scuba diver, you’re probably all too...Show More Summary
Spider crabs migrate across Port Phillip Bay in Australia. (Photo: Museum Victoria / YouTube) Australia is famous for its teeming, colorful biodiversity like sea turtles, giant clams, and coral, but it’s the Great Barrier Reef that often receives the most attention for its wildlife. Show More Summary
Two groups of healthy green sea turtles are thriving off the coast of Peru. This is hopeful news, as these turtles are part of an endangered group and their numbers were shrinking. It seems that protecting their habitats has worked, and their populations are growing again. Read more...
A loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) in the Mediterranean. New research shows loggerheads can get the bends after commercial fishing capture. (Photo: Oceana / Juan Cuetos) - The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)...Show More Summary
Like any creature that loves beautiful landscapes and the Wolfpack, Sea Turtles like to hang out in North Carolina. The endangered species is a big fan of the state's beaches, where it digs down several feet and lays its eggs ready for hatching. When...
Easter Island moray eel (Gymnothorax nasuta). (Photo: Oceana / Eduardo Sorensen) When you think of the vast marine biodiversity that exists, whales, sea turtles, dolphins, and tropical fish probably come to mind first. But, one animal that is often overlooked when it comes to thinking about the deep blue and its biodiversity are eels. Show More Summary
The ocean is home not only to predators like tiger sharks, but also the prey upon which they feed, and new video has shed light on just how those animals can effectively defend themselves from hungry sharks. Other than their hard shells, turtles posses few natural defenses. Show More Summary
Sea turtle nest sensors detect hatchlings on scenic beaches so they're protected and tourists aren't kept at bay for too long
Scientists are attaching trackers to tiny turtles.
Bigger is better, if you're a leatherback sea turtle. For the first time, researchers have measured the forces that act on a swimming animal and the energy the animal must expend to move through the water.
MADISON, Wis. — Bigger is better, if you're a leatherback sea turtle. For the first time, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Florida Atlantic University (FAU), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationShow More Summary
A sea turtle accidentally hooked on a longline. NMFS announced it will work to better its bycatch counting practices in the Gulf and Southeast fisheries. (Photo: Oceana / Mar Mas) Following Oceana’s recommendation to develop a bycatch—the...Show More Summary
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A baby loggerhead sea turtle hatchling. New nanoacoustic tags can now track sea turtle hatchlings. (Photo: Oceana / Cory Wilson) - For years, scientists have used satellite tags to track adult sea turtles and learn more about their behavior, but technology didn’t exist to sufficiently study smaller sea turtle hatchlings. Show More Summary
With new nano-sized acoustic transmitters, scientists followed the pathways of loggerhead turtle hatchlings. According to the study, local oceanic conditions are believed to drive the evolution of some unique swimming behaviors.
Hawai'i's sea turtles are afflicted with chronic and often lethal tumors caused by consuming non-native algae "superweeds" along coastlines where nutrient pollution is unchecked. The disease that causes these tumors is considered the leading cause of death in endangered green sea turtles. The new research was just published in the scientific journal PeerJ. read more
A green sea turtle with tumors (Chelonia mydas). (Photo: Peter Bennett & Ursula Keuper-Bennett / Wikimedia Commons) Green sea turtles are an endangered species, at risk from poaching, incidental take in fishing gear, and coastal development. Show More Summary
this morning. The group said, "A dead whale believed to be 40- to 50-feet long and a large sea turtle both washed ashore at Smith Point County Park in Shirley." [ more › ]
An illegal Moroccan drift gillnet boat hauls in a sea turtle. (Photo: Oceana / Jesus Renedo) Last month, Oceana submitted a proposal aimed at reducing the amount of wasted catch in New England and Mid-Atlantic gillnet fisheries, which throw away 16 percent of their total catch every year. Show More Summary