It isn't every day that surgeons have to remove 5kg of coins from the belly of a patient. It's even more remarkable when that patient is a sea turtle. More »
A green sea turtle suspended in a beam of light—your Wednesday reminder that the ocean is turtley awesome. Thank you to visitor Jeff Reynolds for the lovely photo!
It’s not every day that surgeons have to remove 11 pounds of coins from the belly of a patient. It’s even more remarkable when that patient is a sea turtle. Read more...
iStock/cookelma From loggerheads to leatherbacks, turtles are ancient mariners that have survived the test of time. But now more than ever, human activities are testing their ability to survive. Today, nearly all species of sea turtles are endangered as a result of habitat destruction, climate change, poaching, and accidental entanglement. Show More Summary
natureconservancy: More hawksbill sea turtles live in the Arnavon islands than anywhere else, so we’ve protected 40,000 acres there. Learn more about these turtle protecters—bit.ly/TheTurtleTrackers—photo by Tim Calver @timcalver. #hawksbills #turtles #endagered #tncmag #protectperserve #solomonislands #arnavon #island #protect #savenature #livenature (at Solomon Islands)
noaasanctuaries: It’s turtle Tuesday! This loggerhead sea turtle was spotted in Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. Loggerheads’ powerful jaws enable them to feed on hard-shelled prey, such as whelks and conch. Adults can reach up to 250 pounds! (Photo: GP Schmahl/NOAA)
Close Encounter Your Shot photographer Matthew Smith photographed this stunning close-up of a newly hatched hawksbill turtle in the Bismarck Sea. He said, “Elders in the villages of Northern Papua New Guinea told me of the sad decline in numbers of these turtles, noticeable in their lifetime. A small project has been set up there […]
They grow up so fast! Here’s the little loggerhead when it arrived in the fall of 2015 as a 3.12 ounce hatchling. See how much it’s grown since! Want a deeper dive into the science of sea turtle hatchlings, threats they face and how we can help them thrive? Check out the sea turtle section of our Conservation and Science blog!
(Florida Atlantic University) Is it a boy or is it a girl? For baby sea turtles it's not that cut and dry. Because they don't have an X or Y chromosome, baby sea turtles' sex is defined during development by the incubation environment. Show More Summary
Investigators say that they seized more than 150 items in the February 2016 raid, including clothing and accessories made from endangered animals like jaguars, ocelots, sea turtles, and more. [ more › ]
A venerated sea turtle who was fed hundreds of coins by supplicants seeking good fortune is dead. The 25-year-old animal was living in a pond in a town near the Gulf of Thailand in late February when rescuers found her close to drowning from the weight of her cache—about 11 pounds worth. Show More Summary
The turtle died after 915 coins were removed from her stomach.
Tourists in eastern Thailand used to toss coins at a green sea turtle that lived in a pond in eastern Thailand, wishing for luck and longevity. But swallowing the shiny tidbits turned out to be a death sentence for the reptile. After having nearly a thousand coins removed from its stomach in a...
Two weeks after swallowing nearly 1,000 coins, beloved sea turtle named "Piggy Bank" slips into a coma and dies
The green sea turtle drew international sympathy when it emerged that she had consumed nearly 1,000 coins that had been thrown into her pool. She died despite two emergency surgeries.
An endangered green sea turtle named “Bank” has died just weeks after undergoing a four-hour surgery in Thailand to remove nearly 1,000 coins from her stomach. The 25-year-old turtle ultimately suffered from blood poisoning from theShow More Summary
Omsin, a green sea turtle, has died. She was 25 years old. Read more...