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In honor of the 14th annual World Turtle Day, Tulemar Resort in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, provides useful information on the best times and locations to see nesting sea turtles in Costa Rica.
For loggerhead sea turtles, the number of returning nesting females in the Northwest Atlantic combined with favorable climate conditions in the preceding years are strongly related to the number of nests produced in a given year.
According to a new US Geological Survey (USGS) study, nesting green sea turtles are benefiting from marine protected areas by using habitats found within their boundaries. This study is the first to track the federally protected turtles in Dry Tortugas National Park.
As various species around the world experience increasingly negative impacts from climate change, scientists are constantly looking for ways to inform the conversation around conservation.
Scientists using GPS technology and modern 3D acceleration measurements have mapped out the annual migration of the Galapagos giant tortoise.
Emydidae is a family that contains nearly fifty species of pond turtles, also known as marsh turtles, which can primarily be found in the Western Hemisphere. This family is most closely related to tortoises and shares a few characteristics with them including similar iliums. Most species within this family have an arched carapace, or upper shell, although some have domed shaped shells, and many have one or two ridges on the top of the shell, which is known as a keel. It is common for the top...
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