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Researchers examine the unintentional effects of different fishing hooks and bait on sharks and rays
By examining relevant studies related to fishing in the open ocean, researchers have found that while using circle instead of J-shaped hooks and fish instead of squid for bait may avoid harm to sea turtles, dolphins, certain whales, and possibly seabirds, it may increase the catch and injury of some sharks and rays. View News Article (2016-01-28)

Turtles indeed in danger
Even though many sea turtle populations are declining, quantifying factors that contribute to declines has been challenging. Mortality occurs on nesting beaches due to habitat loss, egg poaching, and predation. But turtles also die at sea due to accidental catches in fishing gear. In the March issue of Ecology Letters, Duke University researchers quantify incidental catch of loggerheads (Caretta... View News Article (2004-02-25)

Artificial night lighting jeopardises the survival of sea life
Artificial night lighting can jeopardise the survival of sea turtles by obliterating environmental cues. Writing in the August issue of Biologist, Mike Salmon, of Florida Atlantic University, USA, explains how artificial coastal lighting disturbs female sea turtles' navigation to nest beaches and disorientates their hatchlings so that many fail to find the sea and die. Fewer nests are made on... View News Article (2003-08-01)

Loggerhead release to provide vital information to scientific community
Thursday, November 6, 2008, Dr. Kirt Rusenko, Marine Conservationist, and staff from Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton will release two juvenile loggerhead sea turtles raised in captivity into the Indian River Lagoon near Sebastian Inlet. View News Article (2008-11-04)

A giant sucking sound for sea turtles
Sea turtles that receive the highest protection in Costa Rica and other neighboring countries are dying by the thousands at the hands of unregulated-and unsustainable-commercial fishing in Nicaragua, according to a study by the Bronx Zoo based Wildlife Conservation Society. View News Article (2005-08-04)

Governments should act now to save threatened turtles
Ecology and conservation experts from the University of Exeter today urge international governments to work together to protect threatened Caribbean sea turtle populations. View News Article (2006-11-01)

Revealing the evolutionary history of threatened sea turtles
It's confirmed: Even though flatback turtles dine on fish, shrimp, and mollusks, they are closely related to primarily herbivorous green sea turtles. View News Article (2008-10-16)

Turtle nesting threatened by logging practices in Gabon, Smithsonian warns
Endangered sea turtles are victims of sloppy logging practices in the west central African country Gabon, according to a study led by William Laurance, staff scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. The study will be published online in the journal Oryx later this month. View News Article (2008-03-17)

'Heat-proof' eggs help turtles cope with hot beaches
Sea turtles face an uncertain future as a warming climate threatens to reduce their reproductive viability. View News Article (2011-09-27)

Turtles are loyal in feeding as well as in breeding
A research team led by the University of Exeter has discovered that, after laying their eggs, sea turtles travel hundreds of miles to feed at exactly the same sites. View News Article (2007-04-25)

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