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Sea Turtles At Risk Due To Pollutants
2012-07-01 09:58:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at NIST's Hollings Marine Laboratory (HML) and four partner organizations have measured for the first time concentrations of 13 perfluoroalkyl compounds (PFCs) in five endangered species of sea turtles. While PFC toxicology studies have not yet been conducted on turtles, the levels of the compounds seen in all five species approach the amounts known to cause unfavorable health effects in other animals. PFCs are...

Satellite Reveals Sea Turtle Feeding Hotspots
2012-02-07 05:15:20

Study Offers Clues to Loggerheads' Elusive Habits at Sea Satellite tracking of threatened loggerhead sea turtles has revealed two previously unknown feeding ℠hotspots´ in the Gulf of Mexico that are providing important habitat for at least three separate populations of the turtles, according to a study published recently in the journal Biological Conservation. The two sites, located in the open waters off the coast of Southwest Florida and the northern tip of the Yucatan...

2011-06-30 09:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Animals in need and endangered species around the world will benefit from more than $1 million in grants awarded this year by the non-profit SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund. Since its creation eight years ago, the Fund has granted more than $8 million to protect wildlife and wild places. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110630/FL28159 ) The Fund approved grants to more than 100 wildlife protection projects including...

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2010-10-08 18:00:00

The "turtle and dugong capital of the world", the northern Great Barrier Reef (GBR) and Torres Strait region, faces increased pressure under climate change from human actions such  as fishing, hunting, onshore development and pollution. "Depletion of turtle and dugong numbers increases their vulnerability to other threats and lowers their ability to cope with climate change," Dr Mariana Fuentes of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University told the...

2010-07-15 16:08:04

The population sizes of six species of sea turtles listed as either endangered or threatened in the United States cannot be accurately determined based on currently available information, says a new report from the National Research Council. The report adds that key data regarding birth and survival rates, breeding patterns, and other information will be required to predict and understand changes in populations and create successful management and conservation plans. The National Marine...

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2010-05-22 06:45:00

Japan has handed 13 endangered sea turtles, born and raised in captivity, over to a Singapore aquarium to prepare them for release into a natural habitat later this year, scientists said on Friday. The highly endangered Hawksbill turtles were brought to Singapore by their Japanese caretakers Tomomi Saito and Yoshihiko Kanou from the Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium. The 13 turtles are the offspring of hawksbill turtles donated by Underwater World Singapore to the Nagoya aquarium in 1997 and...

2010-05-07 12:28:00

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted a diverse group of private sector representatives in San Salvador today, encouraging them to join the sea turtle conservation effort. Sea turtles, which are an endangered species, nest along the Salvadoran coastline. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091022/USAIDLOGO) U.S. Embassy Charge d'Affaires Robert Blau and representatives from USAID participated in a...

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2010-03-11 06:35:00

Conservationists said on Wednesday that Malaysia's voracious appetite for turtle eggs could drive the marine creatures to extinction on its shores. Hundreds of thousands of turtle eggs are eaten in Malaysia each year, according to a report by environmental group WWF. "One of the contributing factors to the leatherback turtles' disappearance from our shores is egg consumption," said WWF-Malaysia executive director Dionysius S.K. Sharma. "We wouldn't want the same thing to happen to our green...

2010-01-08 14:16:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: The Arctic blast that has most of the country in a frigid vice grip is also taking its toll on endangered sea turtles. Since January 6, nearly 100 "cold-stunned" sea turtles from Florida to North Carolina have taken shelter at SeaWorld Orlando's Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. Cold stun is a condition that causes sea turtles to become lethargic and float to the surface due to extreme cold water temperatures. To view the multimedia assets...

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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...


Latest Hawksbill turtle Reference Libraries

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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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2006-12-26 15:45:52

The Green Sea Turtle, Chelonia mydas, is a large sea turtle. Its distribution extends throughout tropical, subtropical and some warmer temperate waters. In the Atlantic, they are found off the coast of Florida and around the U.S. Virgin Islands and Costa Rica. In the Pacific, they are found from the Hawaiian Islands all the way to Midway. Other subspecies of the Green Sea turtle extend all over southern climatic waters. The Green Sea Turtle grows to 39 to 59 inches in length, and can...

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