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2013-04-08 23:04:03

Five sea turtles join 47 others for big release in Jacksonville, Florida Charleston, S.C. (PRWEB) April 08, 2013 A caravan of sea turtles made its way down the east coast this weekend. In all, 52 sea turtles were released as part of the Sea Turtle Trek that started in Cape Cod, Massachusetts and ended in Jacksonville, Florida. The South Carolina Aquarium was able to get 5 sea turtles on that caravan. Four were rehabilitated in the Aquarium´s Sea Turtle Rescue Program and the fifth was...

Unhatched Turtles Communicate To Coordinate Hatching
2011-11-30 13:10:26

Scientists believe that baby turtles have the ability to communicate with each other before hatching, and can arrange to emerge from their eggs at the same time. Researchers from the University of Western Sydney said that Australia's Murray short-necked turtle embryos synchronized their hatching to prevent smaller turtles emerging alone and being attacked by predators like goannas and foxes. They believe unhatched turtles may be able to sense each other's heart vibrations or may detect...

2008-09-03 03:00:11

By Kelly Puente LONG BEACH - A colony of green sea turtles lurking in the San Gabriel River? Scientists say it's true. Biologists believe a colony of seven to 15 green sea turtles was likely lured by the warm-water discharge from a power plant on the San Gabriel River. But how the federally listed endangered animals have come to live so far from their tropical haunts in Mexico and Central America is a mystery. The Aquarium of the Pacific and the National Marine Fisheries Service...

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....

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2008-07-01 11:34:02

Conservationists at Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay, successfully rehabilitated two loggerhead turtles, which became stranded on UK and Irish coasts this year. "Dink" and "James" were found on the shore last winter. Both turtles underwent six months of rehabilitation at Blue Reef, and were recently returned to the sea off a beach in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. "It was absolutely beautiful. Let's hope no more turtles get stranded, but if they do we know we can look after them," said Blue Reef...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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