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Green Turtle

42,000 Turtles legally killed each year

Over 42,000 turtles are legally killed each year, 80% of them endangered green turtles (Chelonia mydas), a study suggests. British scientists investigated which countries allowed...
Lion's Mane Jellyfish

Have you seen Basking Sharks, Jellyfish or Turtles in UK Waters?

The Marine Conservation Society wants to know if you’ve seen any basking sharks, turtles or jellyfish – in UK and Irish waters. Jellyfish? Yes, because...
loggerhead turtle

Baby Turtles and FlipperBot Show How to Walk on Sand

For turtle hatchlings struggling to reach the sea, success may depend on having flexible wrists that allow them to move without disturbing too much...
Leatherback Turtle

Changing Weather Threatens Survival of Baby Leatherback Turtles

Critically endangered leatherback turtles face serious threat from climate change in addition to existing egg poaching and fishing dangers. Scientists have discovered a clear link between climate and survival of the leatherback. Warming climate is killing eggs and hatchlings. Action is needed, both to mitigate this effect and, ultimately, to reverse it to avoid extinction. We need to change fishing practices that kill turtles at sea, intervene to cool the beach to save the developing eggs and find a way to stop global warming. Otherwise, the leatherback will be lost.

Why leatherback turtles linger in South Pacific

Tagging and tracking leatherback sea turtles has produced new insights into the turtles' behavior in a part of the South Pacific Ocean long considered...

2011 is the Year of the Turtle

Turtle conservation groups are designating 2011 as the Year of the Turtle. The sex of some species of turtles is determined by the temperature of...

World’s Largest Leatherback Turtle Population Found

An international team of scientists has identified a nesting population of leatherback sea turtles in Gabon, West Africa as the world's largest.The research, published...

Turtles at risk from non-stick pans

The same chemicals that keep food from sticking to our frying pans and stains from setting in our carpets are damaging the livers and...

Turtle hatchery established in North Sulawesi

The North Sulawesi Watersports Association (NSWA)has long been aware that the Sea Turtles, which are attracted to the long sandy beaches of Bunaken Marine...