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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:...

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2011-11-09 04:18:20

"It is strange to think of a sea turtle as an ecosystem," says Amanda Feuerstein, program coordinator and research assistant at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, "but they are“¦they have all of these other animals living on their skin and shells." Feuerstein is co-author of a recent survey documenting 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. For...

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. The new study, published October 18 in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Animal Ecology, is the first to combine three different approaches — genetics, demography and behavior, and the results should help conserve these vulnerable marine creatures. The study, lead by Virginie Plot of the National...

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2011-05-13 09:28:20

Olive ridley sea turtles nest in Gabon but spend most of their time in waters off Republic of Congo 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, according to scientists with the University of California-Santa Cruz, the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Exeter, and others. Scientists involved in the study recommended the extension of an...

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2010-07-28 11:45:00

A battle is underway in the Gulf of Mexico to save endangered sea turtles from the BP oil disaster. Jane Lubchenco, head of the U.S. government's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), told AFP news that about 180 turtles had been rescued so far and 170 were still in rehabilitation. "NOAA sea turtle experts are vital members of the incident command's wildlife branch which has deployed five turtle rescue boats whose crews search for oiled turtles," she said. Lubchenco's...

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2010-04-30 11:00:00

An unusually high number of endangered sea turtles have died along the Gulf Coast of Texas this month, and researchers are struggling to try and find out why, according to a Friday article by Associated Press (AP) Writer Ramit Plushnick-masti. According to Plushnick-masti's report, researchers have found 32 dead turtles and three live ones stranded near Galveston and Houston, including 33 endangered Kemp's ridleys. That is double what scientists normally see during this time of the year, as...

2008-08-26 21:00:20

Three juvenile Kemp's ridley turtles were freed Tuesday morning after a month of recuperation at the Virginia Aquarium. The turtles, Snap, Crackle and Pop, swam quickly into Chesapeake Bay when members of the aquarium stranding response team lowered them into the water and let them go about 50 feet from shore, the Virginian-Pilot reported. "OK, guys! They're ready to go home," Wendy Walton, a veterinarian technician, cried to onlookers who had waded into the water to watch the release....

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. Mexico's environmental protection agency Profepa said on Monday that the turtles had arrived in the 72 hours to Sunday at Escobilla beach in Oaxaca state, a major nesting ground on the Pacific coast that is also a hunting field for poachers who...

2005-08-19 03:15:51

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Sex sells everything from diet products to car tires, but Mexican authorities have found a new use for posters of scantily dressed young women: protecting endangered sea turtles. An advertisement campaign featuring an Argentine model casting a sexy gaze is to be launched in September in the southern state of Guerrero to dispel myths that sea turtle eggs are an aphrodisiac, environmentalists said on Thursday. "My man doesn't need turtle eggs. Because he knows...

2005-08-10 06:38:02

By Alistair Bell MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican poachers bludgeoned and chopped some 80 protected Olive Ridley sea turtles to death for their eggs, believed to be an aphrodisiac, and left their shells scattered on a Pacific beach. The carnage was discovered on Escobilla beach, Mexico's top nesting ground for the animals, in the state of Oaxaca last weekend, the government's environmental protection agency Profepa said on Tuesday. "They killed them with blows to the head and machetes. It...


Latest Ridley sea turtle Reference Libraries

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2007-03-19 15:30:49

Kemp's Ridley, Lepiochelys kempii, is a critically endangered species of sea turtle. Their range includes the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. They are also the only turtle which almost all the females return to one single beach (Rancho Nuevo in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas) every single year to lay their eggs. They are the smallest of the sea turtle species, growing less than 40 inches and weighing about 100 pounds as an adult. Kemp's Ridley sea turtle changes color with its...

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