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Nearly Five Years After the BP Spill, Animals Are Still Dying in the Gulf of Mexico

yesterdayNews : Vice News

A new report by the National Wildlife Federation says dolphins continue to die, while the recovery of sea turtles has stalled and corals continue to show signs of damage from exposure to oil.

Five years after Deepwater Horizon, wildlife still struggling dolphins dying in high numbers; sea turtles failing to nest

As the five-year anniversary of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig approaches, a new report looks at how twenty species of wildlife are faring in the aftermath of the disaster.

London museum dredges up fascinating creatures from the deep sea

LONDON — A 2-metre-long grouper fish, a giant clam shell and a Hawksbill sea turtle are among the subaqueous delights on display at a new exhibition at the Natural History Museum. Sea fans, fossils, sponge crabs, a venomous blue-ringed...Show More Summary

The Endangered Animal Bracket, Round 5: Sea Turtles Vs. Pelicans

Your choice will determine the winner. The post The Endangered Animal Bracket, Round 5: Sea Turtles Vs. Pelicans appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Dubai: Jumeirah's Doing Good in Dubai by Helping All These Sea Turtles

This turtle stayed at the Burj Al Arab and all he got was this lousy Facebook tracking system... Normally our hotel pets tend to be dogs. Occasionally cats. Once, in Cambodia, we?ve even seen crocodiles. But turtles? Here?s a new one. Show More Summary

Conservation Efforts in Revised ESA Listing of Green Sea Turtle

NOAA Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed today to reclassify the green sea turtle under the Endangered Species Act, and list turtles originating

Is It Time To Take Green Sea Turtles Off Threatened Species List?

HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii's green sea turtles should continue to be classified as threatened because its population is small and nearly all of them nest at the same low-lying atoll, federal wildlife agencies said Friday. The Association...Show More Summary

First European sea turtles became extinct due to changing sea levels

Little is known about the oldest sea turtles that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago. The finding in the Baetic Cordillera, in Jaén, of the remains of a supposed new species of turtle, Hispaniachelys prebetica - considered the oldest in southern Europe - brought new clues six years ago. Show More Summary

The poet Nikki Giovanni talks about sea turtles and space travel

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

I couldn't turn down a chance to interview poet Nikki Giovanni, who was in town to address a writers' conference last weekend.

Massive 475-pound endangered sea turtle washes up on South Carolina beach

Rescuers are treating this creature and hope to return it back to the ocean soon.

After Rescue, Massive Sea Turtle Will Be Released In SC Thursday

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

A rare 475-pound leatherback sea turtle "immediately responded to treatments" of fluids, vitamins and antibiotics after it was rescued Saturday.

Aquarium Rushes To Save Stranded Leatherback Sea Turtle

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Earlier this week, the South Carolina Aquarium's Sea Turtle Rescue Program was called in to treat an injured reptile in urgent need of care. The patient: A 500-pound leatherback sea turtle that had stranded itself on the Yawkey-South...Show More Summary

500-pound Leatherback sea turtle rescued

3 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

A nearly 500 pound leatherback sea turtle was admitted for treatment at the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Hospital after washing ashore

Are You On A Journey As A Turtle Or A Giraffe? Here’s How You Can Tell

3 weeks agoHumor : Thought Catalog

After driving for over an hour beginning at the sea, going through the countryside and somehow winding up in the mountains, something amazing happened.

Tracking Turtles Across Miles of Open Ocean

Scientists have long known that leatherback sea turtles travel thousands of miles each year through open ocean to get from foraging habitats to nesting beaches and tropical wintering grounds,

The Life, and Death, of Jairo

Every year female hawksbill, loggerhead, green, and the massive leatherback sea turtle come to nest on the Atlantic coastline of Costa Rica, each female returning to her home beach after a year of feeding in the open ocean. During the 1960s, the nearly every green turtle nesting in this region was taken to export for […]

Leatherback Sea Turtle Rescued From Lonely Beach, Christened Yawkey

A 500-pound leatherback sea turtle has been rescued in South Carolina, which may not seem like a big deal. But only five of these massive reptiles have ever been found alive in the entire U.S., making Saturday’s rescue a true rarity....Show More Summary

Because none of us want to live in a plastic sea

4 weeks agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

If this plastic bag looks like a jelly fish to you, what chance does a sea turtle have? Plastic bags floating in the water are indiscernible from the jelly fish that sea turtles typically eat. Turtles, birds, and apex predators are particularly affected by plastic floating in our oceans. Let's #KickPlastic together with our friends @CostaSunglasses.

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.

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