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Biologging â€“ the use of miniaturized electronic tags to track animals in the wild â€“ has revealed previously unknown and suprising behaviors, movements, physiology and environmental preferences of a wide variety of ocean animals.
Demonstrating that short genetic sequences identify migratory marine species.
Four years ago the people of Runduma decided to start protecting the turtles that they once used on the Indonesian island to help with finances, such as to put children through school or keep the village kitty in petty cash.
The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) unveiled the oldest fossil remains of a sea turtle on Thursday that lived 72 million years ago in northern Mexico.
Genetic tests conducted by U.S. and Australian scientists have found all sea turtles are related, even carnivorous and herbivorous turtles. The new genetic research was led by Eugenia Naro-Maciel, a marine biodiversity scientist at the American Museum of Natural History.
New research from the American Museum of Natural History shows that specialized diets arose independently.
By Kelly Puente LONG BEACH - A colony of green sea turtles lurking in the San Gabriel River? Scientists say it's true. Biologists believe a colony of seven to 15 green sea turtles was likely lured by the warm-water discharge from a power plant on the San Gabriel River.
By Wade Rawlins CAPE HATTERAS, N.C. - Turtles are crawling ashore and laying eggs on this windy elbow of sand in record numbers.
The number of Loggerhead sea turtle nests on Florida beaches is on a steady decline, leaving wildlife officials concerned for the animalâ€™s safety.
A group of medical professionals in Texas hope to attach a prosthetic flipper to an injured sea turtle found by tourists.
The Blanding's Turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) is a species of semi-aquatic turtle. The range of the Blanding's turtle extended from southern Ontario and northwestern Pennsylvania in the East, through Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and southern Minnesota and is found in Nebraska, Iowa, and extreme northeastern Missouri in the West. While Blanding's turtles live primarily in marshes and the shallow bays of lakes, they also can be found in shallow, slow-moving rivers, streams, and...
The Hawksbill Turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata, is a critically endangered sea turtle belonging to the family Cheloniidae. The species is distributed throughout all of the world's seas, but the Atlantic and pacific populations are divided into two subspecies. E. I. imbricata is the Atlantic subspecies and E. I. bissa is the Pacific subspecies. The Hawksbill is predominantly known as a tropical sea turtle found in the tropical seas of the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific oceans. However, they...
The Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Caretta caretta, is the only member of the genus Caretta. It is prevalent in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. There is a subspecies that is also found in the Greek Islands and in the waters off southwestern Turkey. Loggerheads live most of their lives in open water. They may be found along the ocean floor or near the shore where they mainly forage. The adult loggerhead can weigh as much as 200 pounds and can reach close to 40 inches in length. Most loggerheads...
Kemp's Ridley, Lepiochelys kempii, is a critically endangered species of sea turtle. Their range includes the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. They are also the only turtle which almost all the females return to one single beach (Rancho Nuevo in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas) every single year to lay their eggs. They are the smallest of the sea turtle species, growing less than 40 inches and weighing about 100 pounds as an adult. Kemp's Ridley sea turtle changes color with its...
The Madagascar Big-headed Turtle inhabits permanent slow moving rivers and lakes in Western Madagascar. It is listed as the thirteenth most endangered turtle in the world. These turtles are disappearing due to loss of habitat from land development and over fishing due to the fact that they easily get caught by nets, fish traps and fishing lines. Also they are commonly eaten for food by the people of Madagascar. Although these turtles are commonly shipped to Asia for medicinal demand,...
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