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Nearly all of Florida's loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings are now female - Yale Climate Connections

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:15

Yale Climate Connections

Nearly all of Florida's loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings are now female
Yale Climate Connections
Every year in Florida, millions of baby sea turtles scramble across the sand from their nests to the ocean. Recently, almost all of these baby turtles have been female. Wyneken: “When an egg is laid, there's no x and y chromosome. The sex of the embryo ...

Va. Aquarium's stranding team sees increase in sea turtles hooked by fishermen - WAVY-TV

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 02:28

WAVY-TV

Va. Aquarium's stranding team sees increase in sea turtles hooked by fishermen
WAVY-TV
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) -- More than a dozen sea turtles are now in the care of the Virginia Aquarium's Stranding Response Team. All of the sea turtles are recovering from the same injury, getting hooked by local fisherman. "A lot of sea turtles, ...

SCCF to showcase documentary about recovery efforts for Kemp's ridley sea turtles - Island Reporter

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 22:21

Island Reporter

SCCF to showcase documentary about recovery efforts for Kemp's ridley sea turtles
Island Reporter
In celebration of the rare Kemp's ridley nest that kicked off the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's 2018 season, an award-winning documentary highlighting the critical role conservation organizations and volunteers are playing in their recovery ...

FLORIDA TODAY Business Notes: SHINE; Cocoa Police; Sea Turtles - Florida Today

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 20:08

Florida Today

FLORIDA TODAY Business Notes: SHINE; Cocoa Police; Sea Turtles
Florida Today
Assistance for seniors with insurance questions. The Port St. John Public Library is hostings counselors from Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Elders (SHINE) on Tuesdays from noon–3 p.m. and Wednesdays from 1–4 p.m.. The counselors assist ...

Turtle Talk - Palm Beach

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 19:08

Palm Beach

Turtle Talk
Palm Beach
Few creatures are as synonymous with Florida as sea turtles. Between March and October, more than 100,000 threatened and endangered turtles (primarily loggerheads, greens, and leatherbacks) nest on Floridian beaches, with the majority of that activity ...

Sea turtle to be released from Loggerhead Center on World Turtle Day - Palm Beach Post

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 18:39

Palm Beach Post

Sea turtle to be released from Loggerhead Center on World Turtle Day
Palm Beach Post
Teddy the sea turtle was found near Hutchinson Island in January in rough shape and starving. Now, the turtle will released back into the ocean on Wednesday, World Turtle Day, which is a “happy coincidence,” said Hannah Deadman-Arnst, public relations ...

Greene Turtle Bars To Skip The Straws Starting Wednesday - Patch.com

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 14:42

Patch.com

Greene Turtle Bars To Skip The Straws Starting Wednesday
Patch.com
COLUMBIA, MD — The Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grille is taking a hint from its own name and going straw free this week. A press release from the restaurant chain says staring May 23, which is World Turtle Day, they are cutting the plastic cord in ...

Turtle nesting peaks at Padre Island National Seashore - Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 13:32

Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Turtle nesting peaks at Padre Island National Seashore
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Turtle nesting peaks at Padre Island National Seashore. CLOSE. Annual nest counts rise and fall, but the effort never sleeps to establish a nesting colony of Kemp's ridley sea turtles on Padre Island National Seashore. David Sikes/Caller-Times. by ...

Video: Bridget The Sea Turtle's Rehabilitation - Bernews

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 12:01

Bernews

Video: Bridget The Sea Turtle's Rehabilitation
Bernews
The Bermuda Tourism Authority has released a video highlighting the successful rehabilitation of a sea turtle named 'Bridget', with the video also providing tips on how to help if you find an injured turtle.

Sea Turtle Season Returns to Florida! - South Florida Reporter - South Florida Reporter

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 23:31

South Florida Reporter

Sea Turtle Season Returns to Florida! - South Florida Reporter
South Florida Reporter
It was a pitch dark, warm evening as a small crowd gathered at the beach, the designated meeting point for our Authentic Florida adventure. A Sea Turtle ...
Sea turtle nests: hoping for the best despite the odds | Port Orange ...Port Orange Observer

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Grad students track sea turtle nesting habits along NC coast - UNCW Seahawk

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 21:45

UNCW Seahawk

Grad students track sea turtle nesting habits along NC coast
UNCW Seahawk
UNC Wilmington data science students Adam Silva and Olivia Bryson have been tracking sea turtle nesting habits along the North Carolina coast. They have worked on the project with Chris Shank, director of Bald Head Island Conservancy. They have taken ...

Watch it: Lights out! It's sea turtle nesting season - Tallahassee.com

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 21:45

Tallahassee.com

Watch it: Lights out! It's sea turtle nesting season
Tallahassee.com
Watch it: Lights out! It's sea turtle nesting season. CLOSE. Sea turtles are protected and nesting season requires all beach lights to be darkened. GINNY BEAGAN/TCPALM. by Taboola by Taboola. AD CONTENT. DirectExpose · Giant Movie Bloopers We Just ...

Warmer weather brings more Virginia Aquarium sea turtle rescues - 13newsnow.com WVEC

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 21:32

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Warmer weather brings more Virginia Aquarium sea turtle rescues
13newsnow.com WVEC
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- Sea turtles come to Hampton Roads for the warm water starting in April and migrate south around October. While they're here, they can get into a little bit of trouble. That's where the Virginia Aquarium Rescue team comes ...

Most Endangered Animals In Massachusetts Revealed - Patch.com

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 14:54

Patch.com

Most Endangered Animals In Massachusetts Revealed
Patch.com
Description: The endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtle is one of seven species of sea turtles found throughout the world. One of the smaller sea turtles, it has overlapping scutes (plates) that are thicker than those of other sea turtles. This protects them ...
On Endangered Species Day, Association of Zoos and Aquariums Celebrate Third Year of Successful Collaborative ...GlobeNewswire (press release)

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Scallop sales to pay for projects to help turtles, fisheries - WABI

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:45

WABI

Scallop sales to pay for projects to help turtles, fisheries
WABI
Groups receiving the awards include Coonamessett Farm Foundation of East Falmouth, Massachusetts, which was awarded more than 72,000 pounds of scallops to study the impact of the Atlantic sea scallop fishery on loggerhead sea turtles.

Four Czech zoos join project to save sea turtles - Prague Daily Monitor

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 06:13

Four Czech zoos join project to save sea turtles
Prague Daily Monitor
Prague, May 17 (CTK) - The Czech zoological gardens in Liberec, Ostrava, Olomouc and Hodonin take part in a project aiming to save the endangered sea turtles that its head, biologist Hana Svobodova, from the Czech Coalition for Biodiversity ...

Scallop sales to pay for projects to help turtles, fisheries - Sacramento Bee

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 04:13

Scallop sales to pay for projects to help turtles, fisheries
Sacramento Bee
The sale of scallops will help pay for projects designed to study subjects such as the impact of fishing on sea turtles and how to make the New England shellfish fishery more efficient. The New England Fishery Management Council announced awards to 15 ...

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Gahirmatha Turtle Sanctuary - Atlas Obscura

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 00:39

Atlas Obscura

Gahirmatha Turtle Sanctuary
Atlas Obscura
Every year, during a five-to-seven day period in January or February, hundreds of thousands of Olive Ridley sea turtles land on Gahirmatha Beach in Odisha to mate. When the mating is over, up to 600,000 female Olive Ridleys begin the laborious process ...

Sea turtle release kicks off nature festival - Nassau County Record

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 23:03

Nassau County Record

Sea turtle release kicks off nature festival
Nassau County Record
From live animal exhibits to foot-stomping music, the 12th annual Wild Amelia Nature Festival, set for Friday through Sunday, has a lot to offer. Wild Amelia, a nonprofit organization run entirely by volunteers, conducts educational nature programs ...