Sea Turtles

Feeling Down About the State of the Oceans? This Will Help…

Written by on March 17, 2014 in Editor's Choice, Fish, Other News, Sea Turtles
Feeling Down About the State of the Oceans? This Will Help…

PBS’s Saving the Ocean with Carl Safina calls attention to the women and men who dedicate themselves to combating negative trends of the world’s ocean.

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NMFS Again Looking to ID Illegal Fishing Nations

Written by on March 6, 2014 in Marine Life, Policy & Ocean Law, Sea Turtles, Sharks
NMFS Again Looking to ID Illegal Fishing Nations

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service wants help identifying nations engaged in illegal fishing, including illegal shark fishing.

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Loggerhead Sea Turtle Has Huge Fishing Hook Removed

Written by on February 20, 2014 in Marine Life, Sea Turtles
Loggerhead Sea Turtle Has Huge Fishing Hook Removed

A loggerhead was admitted to the Sea Turtle Rehab Facility at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center with injuries from a boat propeller. She ended up having a much bigger problem…

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Ocean Organization Spotlight: Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Written by on February 17, 2014 in Other News, Sea Turtles, Spotlight
Ocean Organization Spotlight: Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, a place for environmental education and conservation, is home to an impressive Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility.

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YWF-KIDO Foundation: Interview With Co-Founder, Dr. Marina Fastigi

Written by on January 15, 2014 in Interviews, Other News, Sea Turtles
YWF-KIDO Foundation: Interview With Co-Founder, Dr. Marina Fastigi

MST contributing writer Asta Mail interviews one of the founders of our latest Ocean Organization Spotlight feature, which focuses on conservation and education.

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Leatherbacks Now Listed as ‘Vulnerable’

Written by on December 2, 2013 in Marine Life, Sea Turtles
Leatherbacks Now Listed as ‘Vulnerable’

Today’s highlights include good news for leatherback turtles, the importance of marine reserves, and the legless, leaping land fish.

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Tags Do Make Ordinary Tasks Harder for Marine Animals

Written by on November 7, 2013 in Marine Life, Sea Turtles
Tags Do Make Ordinary Tasks Harder for Marine Animals

By studying sea turtle models in a wind tunnel, researchers found that conventional tags can increase drag by more than 100% when used on smaller animals.

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First Official Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle Conservation Day!

Written by on October 14, 2013 in Marine Life, Sea Turtles
First Official Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle Conservation Day!

Tomorrow, October 15, is California’s first official Pacific Leatherback Conservation Day! Learn more about this ancient endangered species,

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Sea Turtle Nesting Breaking Records

Written by on September 2, 2013 in Marine Life, Sea Turtles
Sea Turtle Nesting Breaking Records

Today’s highlights include a record-breaking sea turtle nesting season, whales with a tan, and future habitats for coral reefs.

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Sea Turtles: Protection in the U.S. and Problems in Australia

Written by on July 23, 2013 in Marine Life, Policy & Ocean Law, Sea Turtles
Sea Turtles: Protection in the U.S. and Problems in Australia

Sea turtles in the U.S. gained federal protection last week, but sea turtles in the Great Barrier Reef continue to strand at alarming rates.

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