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Flight to safety for 50 cold-stunned turtles - Cape Cod Times (subscription)

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Flight to safety for 50 cold-stunned turtles
Cape Cod Times (subscription)
“We're a little crunched,” said Merigo, the director of the rescue and rehabilitation program at the New England Aquarium. The month between Thanksgiving and Christmas traditionally accounts for the bulk of sea turtle strandings each year. While this ...

Michigan Couple Volunteers To Fly Turtles Rescued Off Cape Cod To Florida - CBS Local

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 12:59

CBS Local

Michigan Couple Volunteers To Fly Turtles Rescued Off Cape Cod To Florida
CBS Local
BOSTON (CBS) – A Michigan couple responded to an “urgent request” to the aviation community and will fly 52 endangered sea turtles to Florida after they were rescued from Cape Cod beaches. New England Aquarium sought volunteer pilots to transport the ...

Chinese Villagers Brutally Slaughter Endangered Sea Turtle For Food - NextShark

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 02:41

NextShark

Chinese Villagers Brutally Slaughter Endangered Sea Turtle For Food
NextShark
An endangered giant sea turtle was brutally butchered and sold to villagers in China's Guangdong Province. The leatherback reptile sold like hot cakes in just ...
Guangdong investigates slaughter of precious sea turtle- China.org.cnChina.org.cn
Sea turtle killing suspects in custodyGlobal Times

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Couple to fly endangered sea turtles to Florida - The Patriot Ledger

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 23:22

The Patriot Ledger

Couple to fly endangered sea turtles to Florida
The Patriot Ledger
A Michigan couple on Friday will fly 52, endangered sea turtles that had been recently treated for hypothermia by the New England Aquarium to the Florida panhandle for further rehab and eventual release. The couple responded to an urgent request passed ...
Visit is over for Florida-bound turtles | Boston HeraldBoston Herald
NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher provides care for cold-stunned sea tu ...WECT-TV6
Cape turtles to be flown to Florida - News - capecodtimes.com ...Cape Cod Times (subscription)
Coastal Review Online
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Antalya's children run marathon to preserve loggerhead sea turtles - Daily Sabah

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 21:29

Daily Sabah

Antalya's children run marathon to preserve loggerhead sea turtles
Daily Sabah
Children will test their limits on a race course at an upcoming running event to promote the preservation of loggerhead sea turtles, also known as caretta carettas, in Antalya on Dec. 24. The Caretta Kids Run will gather children aged between 3 and 10 ...

NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher provides care for cold-stunned sea tu ... - Home - WSFX

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 20:58

NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher provides care for cold-stunned sea tu ...
Home - WSFX
The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is caring for five Kemp's ridley sea turtles that were injured in a cold-stunning event along the coast of Massachusetts ...

Huge 458lb sea turtle is slaughtered and sold by Chinese fishermen - Daily Mail

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 17:46

Daily Mail

Huge 458lb sea turtle is slaughtered and sold by Chinese fishermen
Daily Mail
A shocking footage capturing the slaughter of a huge sea turtle has emerged from China. The giant reptile was captured in the waters around Xuwen County in southern China on the afternoon of December 6, reported People's Daily. The 458lb creature was ...

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Giant sea turtle slaughtered and sold piece by piece to eager ... - Shanghaiist

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 10:03

Giant sea turtle slaughtered and sold piece by piece to eager ...
Shanghaiist
Photos and video of an endangered, giant sea turtle being slaughtered and hacked into pieces to be sold by the seaside in Guangdong province have gone viral ...

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Saying turtles threatened, groups sue S.C. over seawalls | News ... - Aiken Standard

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 08:47

Saying turtles threatened, groups sue S.C. over seawalls | News ...
Aiken Standard
COLUMBIA — Two environmental groups have followed through on their threat to sue South Carolina if it doesn't protect sea turtles from hard plastic seawalls ...

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Guangdong investigates slaughter of 200kg protected giant sea turtle - South China Morning Post

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 05:46

South China Morning Post

Guangdong investigates slaughter of 200kg protected giant sea turtle
South China Morning Post
The Guangdong ocean and fisheries administration said late on Wednesday evening that it is looking into the slaughter of a protected giant sea turtle.

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Under the 'sea': Oklahoma Aquarium building long-sought sea turtle exhibit - Tulsa World

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 05:31

Tulsa World

Under the 'sea': Oklahoma Aquarium building long-sought sea turtle exhibit
Tulsa World
JENKS — Standing amid sculpted concrete, exhibit director Phil Tate manipulates wet material to create artificial coral for a 64,000-gallon tank soon to be filled with water to accommodate the Oklahoma Aquarium's loggerhead sea turtles. The aquarium ...
Staff Prepares for Cold-Stunned TurtlesCoastal Review Online

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Oklahoma Aquarium working to complete long-sought sea turtle ... - Tulsa World

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 00:33

Tulsa World

Oklahoma Aquarium working to complete long-sought sea turtle ...
Tulsa World
A crew works on the sea turtle habitat Wednesday at the Oklahoma Aquarium, which is scheduled to be completed and opened in March. JESSIE ...

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Wellfleet Bay Sanctuary rescues another loggerhead sea turtle - Cape Cod Today

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 22:26

Cape Cod Today

Wellfleet Bay Sanctuary rescues another loggerhead sea turtle
Cape Cod Today
And the turtles just keep on coming... Our field team retrieved this wonderful 80 pound loggerhead at Breakwater Beach in Brewster yesterday! What the photo doesn't show is the staircase they and the turtle had to climb to get off the beach! Good job ...

Saying turtles threatened, groups sue SC over seawalls - Myrtle Beach Sun News

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 11:13

Saying turtles threatened, groups sue SC over seawalls
Myrtle Beach Sun News
Two environmental groups have followed through on their threat to sue South Carolina if it doesn't protect sea turtles from hard plastic seawalls installed on beaches a few years ago. The state Sierra Club and Wildlife Federation filed a lawsuit ...

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Fill gaps in knowledge of sea turtles - The Straits Times

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 21:01

Fill gaps in knowledge of sea turtles
The Straits Times
It is heartening to note that Singapore is opening a sea turtle hatchery on Small Sisters' Island to help develop the eggs of these reptiles in a safe environment ("Move to save Singapore's endangered sea turtles"; Nov 14). Though great strides have ...

DHEC sued over failure to remove turtle-blocking seawalls - Island Packet

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 19:23

Island Packet

DHEC sued over failure to remove turtle-blocking seawalls
Island Packet
COLUMBIA, SC Two conservation groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday over the state's failure to force the removal of experimental seawalls that they say are keeping rare sea turtles from reaching nesting sites at beaches in Charleston and Beaufort counties.

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LOOK: Sea turtle from Malaysia reaches Puerto Princesa - ABS-CBN News

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 10:05

ABS-CBN News

LOOK: Sea turtle from Malaysia reaches Puerto Princesa
ABS-CBN News
PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan - A huge Green Sea Turtle was found stranded in a fish trap in one of the villages here, Tuesday. Residents who discovered the sea turtle immediately coordinated with the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development ...

Endangered sea turtles are actually thriving at Belize reef - Fox News

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:54

Fox News

Endangered sea turtles are actually thriving at Belize reef
Fox News
Endangered hawksbill sea turtles are doing swimmingly well at a reef in Belize, the Wildlife Conservation Society has announced. The sea turtles are described as “critically endangered” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, so the fact ...