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2010-03-04 08:45:00

Biologging "“ the use of miniaturized electronic tags to track animals in the wild "“ has revealed previously unknown and suprising behaviors, movements, physiology and environmental preferences of a wide variety of ocean animals. For instance, biologgers have recorded 5,000 foot (1,550 m) dives by Atlantic bluefin tuna, followed journeys of elephant seals halfway across the Pacific from their breeding beaches, and observed annual 40,000 mile migrations of sooty shearwaters...

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2009-09-14 13:56:40

Demonstrating that short genetic sequences identify migratory marine species Conservation geneticists who study sea turtles have a new tool to help track this highly migratory and endangered group of marine animals: DNA barcodes. DNA barcodes are short genetic sequences that efficiently distinguish species from each other"”even if the samples from which the DNA is extracted are minute or degraded. Now, a recently published research paper by scientists from the American Museum of Natural...

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2009-05-27 15:00:46

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. Environmentalists now say that the turtle population is growing in the seas off southeast Sulawesi, and the turtle hunters have become their guardians in the battle to save the marine reptiles from extinction. "We used to have a long and unique...

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2009-03-07 08:15:18

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. "It is the oldest sea turtle of its kind and it belongs to the chelonia family. The oldest specimen of this species up to now was 65 million years old and was found in New Jersey, United States," the INAH said in a statement. Fossils of seven sea turtles were found at different sites in the state that Mexican scientists...

2008-10-21 15:00:16

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. Naro-Maciel and colleagues used five nuclear DNA markers and two mitochondrial markers to test the evolutionary relationships of all species of marine turtles -- leatherback, flatback, green, hawksbill, loggerhead, Kemp's...

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2008-10-16 09:55:00

New research from the American Museum of Natural History shows that specialized diets arose independently It's confirmed: Even though flatback turtles dine on fish, shrimp, and mollusks, they are closely related to primarily herbivorous green sea turtles. New genetic research carried out by Eugenia Naro-Maciel, a Marine Biodiversity Scientist at the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History, and colleagues clarifies our understanding of the...

2008-09-03 03:00:11

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. But how the federally listed endangered animals have come to live so far from their tropical haunts in Mexico and Central America is a mystery. The Aquarium of the Pacific and the National Marine Fisheries Service...

2008-08-26 00:00:22

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 sea turtle nests is up all along the state's coast this year, but the increase at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore is roughly twice the overall state increase. A rare green turtle laid the 111th nest on Thursday. That's good news for threatened loggerheads and other sea turtles. But as eggs near hatching, it means another flurry of beach...

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2008-04-20 18:00:00

The number of Loggerhead sea turtle nests on Florida beaches is on a steady decline, leaving wildlife officials concerned for the animal's safety. Anne Meylan, an official for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, said 4,692 of the 45,084 loggerhead nests counted last year in Florida are now gone. Florida accounts for 90 percent of the nation's loggerhead nests, which have decreased by nearly half since 1998, when the state reported 85,988 nests. Statistics show loggerhead...

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2008-02-28 12:35:00

A group of medical professionals in Texas hope to attach a prosthetic flipper to an injured sea turtle found by tourists.The disabled Atlantic green sea turtle, named Allison after one of the tourists' daughter, was found with only one of four flippers remaining. Workers at Sea Turtle Inc., a 31-year-old nonprofit turtle conservation facility, helped nurse the turtle back to a reasonable size and weight, although having only one flipper has made it very difficult for it return to the sea."The...


Latest Green turtle Reference Libraries

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2008-10-16 21:34:14

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...

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2007-04-15 20:56:54

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...

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2007-03-19 15:46:18

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...

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2007-03-19 15:30:49

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...

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2006-12-26 16:05:19

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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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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