Sea Turtles

Nine turtles helping researchers learn about “lost years”

Written by on March 6, 2017 in Marine Life, Sea Turtles
Nine turtles helping researchers learn about “lost years”

Last month, SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast released nine juvenile flatback turtles off the coast of Bundaberg as part of a one-of-a-kind marine conservation project.

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Celebrate National Fossil Day with ancient sea turtles

Written by on October 12, 2016 in Marine Life, Sea Turtles
Celebrate National Fossil Day with ancient sea turtles

New research on sea turtle fossils reveals an important link to modern sea turtles.

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Sea turtles need natural light and clean beaches

Written by on May 27, 2016 in Marine Life, Sea Turtles
Sea turtles need natural light and clean beaches

Two studies published this month reveal manmade factors that make the lives of sea turtles more difficult.

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We should “refine and reassess” sea turtle conservation laws

Written by on May 23, 2016 in Policy & Ocean Law, Sea Turtles
We should “refine and reassess” sea turtle conservation laws

Conservation laws need to be “refined and reassessed” in order to more effectively protect sea turtles.

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Ocean Organization Spotlight: Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program

Written by on December 16, 2015 in Other News, Sea Turtles, Spotlight
Ocean Organization Spotlight:  Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program

The objective of the GTCP is to protect Gnaraloo’s turtle rookeries by gathering baseline data on the nesting beaches.

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Leatherback Sea Turtles Are Picky When it Comes to Choosing Nesting Sites

Written by on December 11, 2015 in Marine Life, Sea Turtles
Leatherback Sea Turtles Are Picky When it Comes to Choosing Nesting Sites

Why do leatherback sea turtles lay their eggs exactly where they do?

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Climate Change Creating More Female Sea Turtles, Not Enough Males…

Written by on October 26, 2015 in Marine Life, Sea Turtles
Climate Change Creating More Female Sea Turtles, Not Enough Males…

In addition to warming our oceans and beaches, climate change is also altering the ratio of male to female sea turtles.

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Does the “Landscape of Fear” Influence Sea Turtle Movement?

Written by on August 4, 2015 in Marine Life, Sea Turtles, Sharks
Does the “Landscape of Fear” Influence Sea Turtle Movement?

A new study is one of the first to examine the predator-prey interactions between tiger sharks and loggerhead sea turtles.

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Unraveling the Mystery of Sea Turtles’ “Lost Years”

Written by on April 16, 2015 in Marine Life, Sea Turtles
Unraveling the Mystery of Sea Turtles’ “Lost Years”

It was once commonly thought that young sea turtles passively drifted in ocean currents without really swimming, but now we know that’s not true.

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Sea Turtles Communicate With Each Other Before Hatching

Written by on July 30, 2014 in Marine Life, Sea Turtles
Sea Turtles Communicate With Each Other Before Hatching

Researchers recently discovered that baby sea turtles make sounds and communicate with each other from inside their eggs.

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