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For the first time, researchers have measured the forces that act on a swimming animal and the energy the animal must expend to move through the water.
As a species, turtles have been considered to be both silent and deaf, only making simple noises during nesting.
In honor of the 14th annual World Turtle Day, Tulemar Resort in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, provides useful information on the best times and locations to see nesting sea turtles in Costa Rica.
A 20-year assessment of Nicaragua's legal, artisanal green sea turtle fishery has uncovered a stark reality: greatly reduced overall catch rates of turtles in what may have become an unsustainable take, according to conservation scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and University of Florida.
With the threat of climate change looming over marine conservation efforts, leatherback sea turtles have been of particular concern because they are considered an endangered species in all the world's oceans.
A new study from a team of international researchers has found that global efforts are urgently needed to protect leatherback turtles as the marine reptiles often swim through heavily-fished areas – making them highly susceptible to getting entangled in fishing nets.
April inaugurates the leatherback turtle viewing season at Matura Beach in Trinidad, and Naturalist Journeys’ Caligo Ventures features tours throughout this season.
One of the most endangered species in the world, the Pacific Ocean's leatherback turtle population has declined by more than 90 percent since 1980. One of the greatest causes of its death is industrial longline fishing.
Newly discovered fossilized skin pigments from a trio of multi-million-year-old marine reptiles reveal that these real-life sea monsters were at least partially dark colored when they were alive, according to research appearing in the latest edition of the journal Nature.
For loggerhead sea turtles, the number of returning nesting females in the Northwest Atlantic combined with favorable climate conditions in the preceding years are strongly related to the number of nests produced in a given year.
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