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2007-11-07 10:40:08

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The number of loggerhead turtle nests was substantially lower in 2007 than in past years, according to preliminary numbers from scientists statewide. Scientists found 28,500 nests from 19 surveyed beaches, down from almost 50,000 last year. The number was so low that this could be the lowest nesting year on record for loggerheads, said Blair Witherington, a research scientist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The turtles' nesting numbers...

2007-09-07 16:13:52

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - A U.S. study focusing on global sea turtle populations has found that half a dozen species are still endangered or threatened despite promising increases in the number of adult females and nests, U.S. wildlife officials said Thursday. Officials with two U.S. federal agencies recently completed the five-year study after analyzing population trends, habitat conditions and conservation measures in the Caribbean and around the world. The leatherback, hawksbill and...

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2007-01-19 16:10:00

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas -- At least three dozen sea turtles are getting a little vacation under heat lamps in this spring-break capital after being rescued from an arctic blast that caused the water temperature in an arm of the Gulf of Mexico to plummet 18 degrees in 48 hours. The cold-blooded animals were left comatose by the rapid temperature drop this week in the shallow bay where the young turtles feed. Animal rescuers feared the cold would kill the turtles or make them so sluggish as...

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2006-07-03 14:40:00

KHOR KALBA, United Arab Emirates -- It's one of the world's rarest birds, but there it sat on a mangrove branch, motionless, eyes peeled for a fiddler crab. The handsome white-collared kingfisher, its iridescent green back flickering in the dappled 110-degree sunshine, suddenly disappeared. A loud splash came from the swampy thicket. A millisecond later, the bird flashed past, on its way to a hideaway to crunch a live crab in its sharp black beak. Although the kingfisher is a common...

2005-10-26 01:44:51

By Catherine Bremer MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - About 13 million endangered Olive Ridley turtles have hatched on Mexico's Pacific beaches and scuttled safely into the sea so far this year, protected from poachers by armed guards deployed by the government, environmentalists said on Tuesday. While only 13,000 of those will live to adulthood and breed, biologists say the numbers are on par with 2004 and show they are winning the battle in Mexico, where men gulp down raw turtle eggs with...

2005-08-04 17:04:37

NEW YORK -- 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. The study, appearing in the latest issue of the journal Herpetologica, found that turtles tagged in Nicaragua have only little more than a 50 percent chance of surviving until the next year. This includes...

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2005-01-09 12:31:16

PHUKET, Thailand (AP) -- Endangered sea turtles were also casualties of the tsunami, with the monster waves possibly hastening their extinction, a marine expert said Saturday. At least 24 turtles swept up by the waves have been found on the shores of Phuket island, some dead, others with cuts, scrapes and broken shells. But the titanic wave also swept away about two dozen endangered olive ridley turtles that were part of a breeding program which had been increasing their numbers. "In 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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