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Image 1 - Researchers Identify Sea Turtle 'Hitchhikers'
2011-11-09 04:18:20

A recent survey documented the crustaceans, mollusks, algae and other marine organisms that make a home on the bodies Olive Ridley and green sea turtles living in the Pacific.

Scientists Study Olive Ridley Turtle Nesting Habits
2011-10-19 13:42:57

Ecologists are a step closer to understanding one of nature's most extraordinary sights – the 'arribada' or synchronized mass nesting of female olive ridley sea turtles.

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2011-05-13 09:28:20

Satellite tracking of olive ridley sea turtles off the coast of Central Africa has revealed that existing protected areas may be inadequate to safeguard turtles from fishing nets.

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.

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2008-10-16 09:55:00

New research from the American Museum of Natural History shows that specialized diets arose independently.

2008-07-28 00:00:00

ACAPULCO, Mexico - Environmental officials in Mexico said dozens of dead sea turtles apparently killed in fishing nets have washed up on beaches in recent days. Authorities said 59 Olive Ridley turtles have been found on beaches in and around the resort of Acapulco.

2007-09-07 16:13:52

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.

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.

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.

2005-09-05 14:19:05

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - More than 100,000 protected Olive Ridley sea turtles have lumbered onto a Mexican beach in recent days to lay some 10 million eggs, just weeks after poachers massacred spawning turtles on the same stretch of sand.


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