Latest Hawksbill turtle Stories

2009-01-13 21:55:00

Scientists will use space technology to help them monitor a rare hawksbill turtle as it lives out its life along the coast of Ecuador, the government says. The satellite will help the scientists track the member of the critically endangered species as they study its behavior, the Ecuadoran president's press office said. The turtle, which is fitted with a tracking device, had been kept at the marine life rescue center at the Machalilla National Park in Santa Elena province in western Ecuador...

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...

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...

2008-10-06 06:00:23

Text of report by Papua New Guinea newspaper The National website on 6 October Papua New Guinea is one of several countries in the Asia-Pacific who will benefit from a 350,000 US dollar (915,454 kina) Taiwanese assistance to help protect its natural marine environment. The Standard Chartered Bank (Taiwan) Ltd's Coral Triangle initiative is a new multilateral partnership working to safeguard the marine and coastal resources of the coral reefs, the world's centre of marine biodiversity. The...

2008-04-25 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carlos Leal Barragan, of Ciudad Guzman, Mexico, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado to serve 16 months in prison and three years supervised release in connection with his sale and smuggling of internationally protected sea turtle skins and sea turtle products from Mexico to the United States, the Justice Department announced. Leal Barragan and ten others were indicted in Denver in August 2007 following a...

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...

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...

2006-03-24 06:47:25

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A lethal algal bloom dubbed "Red Tide" by scientists caused a mysterious mass die-off of sea turtles on the Pacific shores of El Salvador, a U.S. conservation group said on Friday. "A 'Red Tide' event that occurred off the coast of El Salvador late last year directly caused the deaths of some 200 sea turtles," the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said in a statement. WCS said the cause of death was revealed by tests on tissue samples from...

2006-01-16 20:11:23

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (Reuters) - More than 100 rare sea turtles have washed up dead on Pacific beaches in El Salvador this month, and scientists said on Monday they were struggling for an explanation. A total of 119 dead turtles have been found at different points along El Salvador's coast since the start of the year. The turtles belong to the Olive Ridley, Hawksbill and Green turtle species. "The final cause is still unknown," said Claudia Vega, a veterinarian with the El...

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...

Latest Hawksbill turtle Reference Libraries

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...

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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