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Costa Rican Longline Fishery Kills Thousands Of Sea Turtles, Sharks
2013-10-03 06:51:59

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the last decade, the second-most-common catch on Costa Rica's longline fisheries were olive ridley sea turtles, not a commercial fish species. These longline fisheries also caught more green turtles than most species of fish, according to a new study led by Drexel University. The findings, published in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, indicate longline fishing is a major threat to the Pacific populations of...

Sea Turtle Conservation Should Include Nesting Site Protection
2013-02-19 08:13:44

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As various species around the world experience increasingly negative impacts from climate change, scientists are constantly looking for ways to inform the conversation around conservation. A joint team of Australian and American researchers recently published a study in the journal Global Change Biology that shows how the official protection of key breeding grounds is vital to maintaining the resilience of many sea turtle species....

2012-11-09 16:22:55

GRAPEVINE, Texas, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A juvenile female Kemp's ridley sea turtle, found stranded on the shores of the Netherlands, was released back into the Gulf of Mexico off the Padre National Seashore today by SEA LIFE Aquarium Grapevine, SEA LIFE Aquarium Scheveningen, Animal Rescue Keep, National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel. The Kemp's ridley turtle, named Flip by her rescuers, is one of the most endangered species of marine sea turtles. (Photo:...