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Thais free 1,066 turtles to celebrate King's birthday

Hundreds of Thai schoolchildren and naval officers sent 1,066 turtles scuttling into the sea on Wednesday in a ceremony aimed at bringing good fortune to the new King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who turns 65 on Friday.

Thailand: New King Celebrates Huge Birthday as Junta Chief Urges Loyalty From Thais

King Vajiralongkorn is holding huge celebrations, turning his birthday into a public holiday and releasing 1,066 symbolic sea turtles.

Thais turn to 1,066 turtles to celebrate new king's birthday

CHONBURI, Thailand (Reuters) - Hundreds of people gathered at a beach in Thailand on Wednesday to release 1,066 turtles into the sea as part of celebrations to mark the birthday of new King Maha Vajiralongkorn this week.

The Navy Is Tracking Sea Turtles Released by an Aquarium. Here's Why.

The green sea turtle Grinch has a reputation for being difficult to work with at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.

Special Sea Turtle Release on Friday 7/21

Join us Friday July 21st on Sombrero Beach at 9:30 am! Join us on Friday July 21st on Sombrero Beach at 10 am for a very special public sea turtle release! Argus, a juvenile sea turtle will be released to the wild; fitted with a satellite transmitter as part of Tour de Turtles 2017! You […]

The solution to helping keep plastic out of sea turtle’s...

The solution to helping keep plastic out of sea turtle’s tummies—and the ocean—is in our hands. Find out how you can help at www.ourhands.org

neaq:Myrtle the green sea turtle is a big fan of leafy greens....

neaq: Myrtle the green sea turtle is a big fan of leafy greens. She has her own farm share.  ????????

Environmental group sues after Trump administration scraps effort to protect West Coast sea animals

An environmental group has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s withdrawal of proposed limits on the number of endangered whales, dolphins and sea turtles that can be killed or injured by sword-fishing nets on the West Coast. Oceana Inc., which lodged the case late Wednesday...

Watching this sea turtle eat a jellyfish like spaghetti is strangely satisfying

It’s lunchtime, so in honor of lunches everywhere (but especially the seafood lunches of the word), here’s a turtle (...)

Philippine police arrest rare sea turtle poachers

Philippine police said Friday they had seized 70 dead hawksbill marine turtles, a critically endangered species illegally trafficked for its prized shell, and arrested two suspects.

Forget the tortoise and the hare—sea turtles were built for...

Forget the tortoise and the hare—sea turtles were built for speed! Paddling their blade-shaped flippers, they power through the ocean as fast as 15 miles per hour, leaving sea hares in the dust, er, bubbles.

It’s jelly time! SFGate? talks with aquarist Wyatt Patry about...

It’s jelly time! SFGate? talks with aquarist Wyatt Patry about the return of sea nettle swarms and leatherback sea turtles to Monterey Bay after a three-year absence.

Previously unknown extinction of marine megafauna discovered

(University of Zurich) Over two million years ago, a third of the largest marine animals like sharks, whales, sea birds and sea turtles disappeared. This previously unknown extinction event not only had a consid-erable impact on the earth's historical biodiversity but also on the functioning of ecosystems. This has been demonstrated by researchers at the University of Zurich.

A campaign to eliminate plastic straws is sucking in thousands of converts

last monthHealth : The Checkup

The anti-straw push grew when video of a sea turtle with plastic stuck in its nose went viral.

nationalaquarium: Four years ago today we released our 100th...

nationalaquarium: Four years ago today we released our 100th rehabilitated sea turtle, Willard! 

Was a Nude Sunbather Injured When a Sea Eagle Mistook His Testicles for Turtle Eggs?

last monthHumor / odd : Snopes

A harrowing story about a hapless tourist in Australia originated from a site that publishes hoax articles.

Warming temperatures threaten sea turtles

The study by Dr Jacques-Olivier Laloë of the University's College of Science and published in the Global Change Biology journal, argues that warmer temperatures associated with climate change could lead to higher numbers of female sea turtles and increased nest failure, and could impact negatively on the turtle population in some areas of the world.

250-Pound Sea Turtle Rescued After Wandering Into Backyard Pool

It is nesting season for turtles in the Florida Keys and homeowners might want to check their pools for unwanted guests before diving in.

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