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Study shows signs of hope for endangered sea turtles

Bones from dead turtles washed up on Mexican beaches indicate that Baja California is critical to the survival of endangered North Pacific loggerhead sea turtles, which travel some 7,500 miles from their nesting sites in Japan to their feeding grounds off the coast of Mexico.

Study shows signs of hope for endangered sea turtles

(University of California - San Diego) Bones from dead turtles washed up on Mexican beaches indicate that Baja California is critical to the survival of endangered North Pacific loggerhead sea turtles, which travel some 7,500 miles from their nesting sites in Japan to their feeding grounds off the coast of Mexico.

ABC’s David Muir Swoons for President Obama Snorkeling with Sea Turtles

ABC’s World News Tonight closed out the show Monday evening with a spotlight on President Barack Obama snorkeling off the coast of Hawaii for the National Geographic Channel. Anchor David Muir could barely contain his joy as he led into his report. Show More Summary

Meet Cig, the sea turtle made of over 1,000 cigarette butts strewn on a Florida beach

Cig is a sea turtle that looks rather cute until you take a closer look to see what he’s actually made of—1,200 repulsive cigarette butts. The striking trash-inspired sculpture is the work of Shelly Marshall, a self-taught artist and founder of SHELLart, who uses art to spread the message about the threats facing marine life and ecosystems. Show More Summary

Here It Is, a Sea Turtle Made of Cigarette Butts

A rotting pile of garbage gets a face and adorable turtle-y appendages, thanks to Florida artist Shelly Marshall.

How A Hollywood Prop Artist Could Help Stop Poaching At Its Source

Before sea turtles and their eggs disappear forever, conservationists are using special effects to trick thieves into revealing their criminial networks

The Ryukyu Islands Are This Year's Most Magical Piece Of Paradise

There’s a wonderland off the coast of Japan where the water is gloriously turquoise, the sand is perfectly white and you can lie on a beach with few neighbors besides the friendly sea turtles beneath the surface. Behold the Ryukyu Islands, an archipelago that stretches from the southwestern tip of Japan to Taiwan. Show More Summary

A turtle’s shell is like a suit of armor, protecting it from...

A turtle’s shell is like a suit of armor, protecting it from predators. While sea turtles can’t draw their arms, legs and heads into their shells, their large size and tough neck skin provide extra protection.  Also helpful: Humans who use our @seafoodwatch app to choose seafood that’s caught in ways that reduce harm to sea turtles

Why Are Endangered Sea Turtles Showing Up Cold and Seemingly Lifeless on Northeastern Shores?

In the past three decades, scientists have confronted a worsening epidemic of stranded Kemp's ridley sea turtles

Public Sea Turtle Release Saturday 12/24

Join us this Saturday, December 24th at 9:30 am as we release Casper! Casper, a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle is going home for the holidays!  Join us for a Public Sea Turtle Release this Saturday, December 24th on Sombrero Beach in Marathon.  Casper was rescued in October off of Marathon on the bayside.  A local family, […]

Sea Turtle Workshop a Success!

150 sea turtle biologists and veterinarians from around the world gathered in Marathon, Florida Keys last weekend to participate in the Turtle Hospital’s Annual Sea Turtle Workshop. Fellow sea turtle enthusiasts came from Florida, Texas, the Carolinas and from as far away as Italy, the West Indies, and Trinidad. The weekend kicked off with a […]

Obama orders fishermen to protect thousands of endangered sea turtles

WASHINGTON - In an effort to save thousands of endangered sea turtles, the Obama administration on Thursday issued proposed rules that would require U.S. shrimping boats to insert metal grates … Click to Continue »

BBC Reveals Happy Ending To 'Planet Earth II's' Most Heartbreaking Scene

last monthNews : Huffington Post

A scene from Sunday’s episode of “Planet Earth II,” featuring disoriented baby sea turtles facing near-certain doom, was almost too much for some viewers to handle. Fortunately, the BBC has revealed there’s no reason to fear for theShow More Summary

Giant sea turtle slaughtered and sold piece by piece to eager Guangdong villagers

last monthChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The fisherman reportedly made 20,000 RMB by slicing up the turtle and selling chunks to villagers. [ more › ]

Nomads no more, leatherback turtles find permanent coastal home

(Cornell University) Endangered leatherback sea turtles are known for their open-ocean migratory nature and nomadic foraging habits - traveling thousands of miles. But a Cornell University naturalist and his colleagues have discovered an area along the Mozambique coast that the turtles have made their permanent home.

Natural nomads, leatherback turtles opt to stay in place

Endangered leatherback sea turtles are known for their open-ocean migratory nature and nomadic foraging habits – traveling thousands of miles. But a Cornell naturalist and his colleagues have discovered an area along the Mozambique coast that the turtles have made their permanent home, according to a study published in Nature's Scientific Reports, Nov. 25.

Belize's Glover's Reef providing refuge for new generation of sea turtles

A new generation of threatened hawksbill sea turtles is thriving in the protected waters of Glover's Reef Atoll, Belize, evidence that efforts to protect these and other marine species in one of the world's great barrier reef systems are working, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and the Belize Fisheries Department.

Good guy Prince Harry releases five baby turtles into the sea

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

LONDON — If you like Prince Harry and you like watching baby turtles get rescued, you've come to the right place. SEE ALSO: Prince Harry hits back at 'sexist and racist' trolling of girlfriend Meghan Markle During his tour of the Caribbean Islands, Harry recently journeyed to a turtle nesting site on Lovers Beach, Nevis. Show More Summary

Good guy Prince Harry releases five baby turtles into the sea

LONDON — If you like Prince Harry and you like watching baby turtles get rescued, you've come to the right place. SEE ALSO: Prince Harry hits back at 'sexist and racist' trolling of girlfriend Meghan Markle During his tour of the Caribbean Islands, Harry recently journeyed to a turtle nesting site on Lovers Beach, Nevis. Show More Summary

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