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Turtles indeed in danger
Whilst many sea turtle populations are declining, quantifying contributory factors proves challenging. (2004-02-25)
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. (2005-08-03)
For sea turtles, there's no place like magnetic home
Adult sea turtles find their way back to the beaches where they hatched by seeking out unique magnetic signatures along the coast, according to new evidence from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (2015-01-15)
Gaps in reporting leave turtles vulnerable
A James Cook University study has called for a change in the way we manage bycatch -- to better monitor the unintentional catching of sea turtles by commercial fishers. (2016-02-21)
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. (2007-04-24)
Revealing the evolutionary history of threatened sea turtles
New genetic research carried out at the American Museum of Natural History clarifies our understanding of the evolutionary relationships among all seven sea turtle species and shows that specialized diets arose independently. (2008-10-15)
Study proves removing beach debris increases sea turtle nests
Conventional wisdom says removing beach debris helps sea turtles nest; now, as sea-turtle nesting season gets underway, a new University of Florida study proves it. (2016-05-17)
Turtle migration directly influenced by ocean drift experiences as hatchlings
New research has found that adult sea-turtle migrations and their selection of feeding sites are directly influenced by their past experiences as little hatchlings adrift in ocean currents. (2014-05-14)
World's largest-ever sea turtle symposium to address plummeting populations of sea turtles
The largest-ever symposium about the preservation of sea turtles, featuring more than 1,100 of the world's leading experts on sea turtle conservation from 70 countries, will be held in San Jose, Costa Rica at the Herradura Hotel and International Conference Center from February 22 to 29, 2004. (2004-02-05)
Survey identifies sea turtle 'hitchhikers'
A recent survey documented the crustaceans, mollusks, algae and other marine organisms that make a home on the bodies Olive Ridley and green sea turtles living in the Pacific. (2011-11-08)
Satellite tracking of sea turtles reveals potential threat posed by manmade chemicals
The first research to actively analyze adult male sea turtles using satellite tracking to link geography with pollutants has revealed the potential risks posed to this threatened species by manmade chemicals. (2011-04-19)
Sea turtle health linked to contaminants
Loggerhead sea turtles may be getting sick because of environmental exposure to toxic organic chemicals, such as polychlorinated biphenyls (or PCBs) and pesticides, according to a new study led by Duke University, with collaboration from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and other organizations. (2004-05-07)
For sea turtles, there's no place like magnetic home
Adult sea turtles find their way back to the beaches where they hatched by seeking out unique magnetic signatures along the coast, according to new evidence reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on Jan. (2015-01-15)
'Heat-proof' eggs help turtles cope with hot beaches
Research shows that some turtles are naturally heat-tolerant. The study focused on green turtles nesting on Ascension Island, a UK overseas territory in the South Atlantic Ocean. (2011-09-26)
Sea Turtles Have Favorite Oceanic Routes
Satellite tracking transmitters attached to leatherback turtles show that the turtles follow ocean corridors a few hundred miles wide from Central America toward the Galapagos Islands. (1996-11-27)
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. (2006-10-31)
Efforts to save sea turtles are a 'global conservation success story'
new study of the world's seven sea turtle species provides evidence that their numbers are growing overall (unlike many endangered vertebrates), thanks to years of conservation efforts that have played a key role in sea turtle recovery -- even for small sea turtle populations. (2017-09-20)
'Homing turtles' go back to familiar grounds
A James Cook University study has found turtles released back into the wild almost always return home -- even if they have to swim more than 100km or have spent more than a year away. (2016-03-30)
US conservation efforts bring more marine turtles to UK
US and Mexican conservation efforts may have boosted the number of marine turtles visiting UK waters, according to University of Exeter biologists. (2007-04-29)
Loggerhead release to provide vital information to scientific community
Thursday, Nov. 6, Dr. Kirt Rusenko 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. (2008-11-03)
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. (2008-03-14)
Sea turtles benefiting from protected areas
Nesting green sea turtles are benefiting from marine protected areas by using habitats found within their boundaries, according to a US Geological Survey study that is the first to track the federally protected turtles in Dry Tortugas National Park. (2013-04-29)
Warming seas decrease sea turtle basking
Green sea turtles may stop basking on beaches around the world within a century due to rising sea temperatures, a new study suggests. (2015-01-23)
US conservation efforts bring more marine turtles to UK
US and Mexican conservation efforts may have boosted the number of marine turtles visiting UK waters, according to University of Exeter biologists. (2007-04-30)
Study provides new information about the sea turtle 'lost years'
A new study satellite tracked 17 young loggerhead turtles in the Atlantic Ocean to better understand sea turtle nursery grounds and early habitat use during the 'lost years.' The study, conducted by a collaborative research team, including scientists from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, was the first long-term satellite tracking study of young turtles at sea. (2014-03-06)
Nomads no more, leatherback turtles find permanent coastal home
Endangered leatherback sea turtles are known for their open-ocean migratory nature and nomadic foraging habits - traveling thousands of miles. (2016-12-06)
New Research Shows Loggerhead Sea Turtles Sustain Delicate Dunes
Nesting sea turtles may do more than hatch future generations of loggerheads -- they also may be ensuring the future of the nation's fragile coastline, new research at the University of Florida shows. (1998-11-05)
Study finds high mortality of endangered loggerhead sea turtles in Baja California
Along the southern coast of Baja California, Mexico, scientists have been counting the carcasses of endangered sea turtles for a decade as part of an effort to assess and eliminate threats to loggerhead sea turtle populations. (2008-10-14)
The International Sea Turtle Society in San Diego, April 10-16, 2011
The annual symposium brings people together from all around the world (more than 800 people from over 75 countries), all dedicated to the research and conservation of sea turtles. (2011-04-06)
World's turtles face plastic deluge danger
An international study led by a University of Queensland researcher has revealed more than half the world's sea turtles have ingested plastic or other human rubbish. (2015-09-14)
Oldest well-documented Blanding's turtle recaptured at U-M reserve at age 83
A female Blanding's turtle believed to be at least 83 years old was captured at a University of Michigan forest reserve this week. (2016-05-25)
Turtle populations affected by climate, habitat loss and overexploitation
Although turtles have been on the planet for about 220 million years, scientists now report that almost half of the turtle species is threatened. (2011-02-02)
Climate change threatens endangered freshwater turtle
Restricted to only one river system in Australia, the Mary River turtle could suffer multiple problems under climate change. (2011-07-02)
Remotely operated vehicles and satellite tags aid turtle studies
Researchers are using a remotely operated vehicle and satellite-linked data loggers to learn more about turtle behavior in commercial fishing areas and to develop new ways to avoid catching turtles in fishing gear. (2009-10-28)
Too many turtles? Scientists may have solved the mystery of Raine Island
Why do so few turtle eggs hatch on Raine Island, the largest and most important nesting site for green turtles in the world? (2016-07-06)
Loggerhead sea turtles nesting earlier due to warmer ocean temperatures
Loggerhead sea turtles along Florida's Atlantic coast are laying their eggs about 10 days earlier than they did 15 years ago, a change that a University of Central Florida researcher believes was caused by global warming. (2004-04-06)
Marine Protected Areas are keeping turtles safe
Marine Protected Areas are providing sea turtles with an ideal habitat for foraging and may be keeping them safe from the threats of fishing. (2012-03-18)
Exeter study reveals US turtles' movements
A University of Exeter team has monitored the movements of an entire sub-population of marine turtle for the first time. (2011-06-23)
Climate change threatens 30 years of sea turtle conservation success
A new University of Central Florida study is sounding the alarm about climate change and its potential impact on more than 30 years of conservation efforts to keep sea turtles around for the next generation. (2015-01-21)
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