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Latest Sea turtles Stories

Leatherback Sea Turtle Refuges Rapidly Vanishing
2013-02-27 10:27:14

A decades-long study shows that the last refuges of leatherback sea turtles are rapidly vanishing.

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

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.

Researchers Attempting To Develop Prosthetic Flippers For Injured Loggerhead Turtle
2013-02-17 08:53:47

Officials are looking for a high-tech apparatus that will help an injured loggerhead turtle regain the ability to swim after she lost both front flippers.

Captive Sea Turtles Carry Harmful Pathogens, Health Risks Associated With Contact
2013-02-06 12:25:15

Sea turtles have always been a big draw for tourists at a seaside attraction, but, according to a new research review, captive turtles and turtle products could have a health risk associated with them.

DNA Reveals Mating Patterns Of Endangered Sea Turtles
2013-02-04 09:21:46

Many animals spend their lives living in remote or inaccessible areas of the planet, so understanding their various habits can require some ingenuity from the various scientists who study them.

2012-09-30 23:03:02

Puerto Vallarta offers "eco-chic" experiences that draw travelers to the beaches of Mexico, and California's Spirit Quest Tours guides tourists who want something different out of

River Turtle Population Suffers Decades After Harvesting
2012-09-26 14:34:07

A recently published study by researchers from the University of Florida has shown how the river-dwelling northern map turtles have struggled to rebuild their populations since an unfortunate era of harvesting in the 1970’s.

New England Aquarium Rescues, Nurses and Releases 655-Pound Leatherback Sea Turtle
2012-09-24 08:51:17

A 655-pound leatherback sea turtle, a member of the largest reptile species in the world, has been released back into the ocean off Cape Cod after marine scientists at Boston’s New England Aquarium nursed it back to health.


Latest Sea turtles Reference Libraries

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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...

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2007-03-19 15:46:18

The Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Caretta caretta, is the only member of the genus Caretta. It is prevalent in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. There is a subspecies that is also found in the Greek Islands and in the waters off southwestern Turkey. Loggerheads live most of their lives in open water. They may be found along the ocean floor or near the shore where they mainly forage. The adult loggerhead can weigh as much as 200 pounds and can reach close to 40 inches in length. Most loggerheads...

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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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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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2006-12-26 15:36:04

The Leatherback Sea Turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, is the biggest of all living turtles. It reaches a length of over 8.8 feet and a weight of 2,000 pounds. It is the world's 4th largest reptile. It is found in all tropical and subtropical oceans. It is the only extant species in the genre Dermochelys and the family Dermochelyidae. This species has many unique features that distinguish it greatly from other sea turtles. Its shell lacks the bony scales of other turtles, comprising mainly of...

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