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Coast Guard Rescues Sea Turtle Entangled in 1800 Pounds of Cocaine in the Pacific - Inside Edition

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 17:21

Inside Edition

Coast Guard Rescues Sea Turtle Entangled in 1800 Pounds of Cocaine in the Pacific
Inside Edition
They began by carefully cutting the lines wrapped around the sea turtle and were able to free him. The boat crew recovered more than 75 feet of line to prevent further entanglement of sea life and returned to the law enforcement mission, confiscating ...
Coast Guard Frees Sea Turtle Trapped In Floating Cocaine Bales Worth $53 MillionOxygen (blog)
Turtle rescued after being entangled in cocaine bales off US coastSBS
Coast Guard frees sea turtle trapped in floating cocaine balesNBCNews.com
NBCNews.com -Defense Security Cooperation Agency -Miami Herald
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Conservation study uses tiny treadmills to test sea turtle hatchling ... - Phys.Org

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 15:50

Phys.Org

Conservation study uses tiny treadmills to test sea turtle hatchling ...
Phys.Org
If everything goes as planned, a newly hatched sea turtle should be able to crawl from its nest to the ocean in a couple of minutes. This trek happens in the first 24 hours when they emerge from their nests and is referred ...

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Conservation study uses tiny treadmills to test sea turtle hatchling stamina - EurekAlert (press release)

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 14:02

EurekAlert (press release)

Conservation study uses tiny treadmills to test sea turtle hatchling stamina
EurekAlert (press release)
Scientists believe that sea turtle hatchlings have an innate instinct that guides them toward the brightest low horizon and away from tall dark silhouettes, which orients them toward the ocean's surf. However, excess lighting from the nearshore ...

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The Outer Banks Voice - Weekend brings more cold-stun turtles ... - The Outer Banks Voice

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 01:24

The Outer Banks Voice - Weekend brings more cold-stun turtles ...
The Outer Banks Voice
Cold-stunned sea turtles continued to arrive for treatment at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island throughout the weekend following last week's drop in water temperatures. As of Monday morning, 96 sea turtles had been admitted to the Sea Turtle Assistance ...

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Parasites are preying on endangered sea turtles - Coffs Coast Advocate

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 18:33

Coffs Coast Advocate

Parasites are preying on endangered sea turtles
Coffs Coast Advocate
"We have had two small and two large hawksbill turtles come into the turtle hospital,” DMM veterinarian Dr March said. "One of the large animals has died. A full post-mortem will be done on this animal as part of an education week with vet students ...

Birch Aquarium Scientists Use 3-D Printer To Treat Loggerhead Sea Turtle Shell - KPBS

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 14:03

KPBS

Birch Aquarium Scientists Use 3-D Printer To Treat Loggerhead Sea Turtle Shell
KPBS
As the turtle grows, they will make bigger braces to fit her shell. The turtle has already gained more than 130 pounds in her time at Birch and could go up to 250 pounds. Moffatt said she is very glad for the new addition to the aquarium. "Sea turtles ...

Sea turtle rescued, but dies - Nantucket Island Inquirer

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 12:45

Nantucket Island Inquirer

Sea turtle rescued, but dies
Nantucket Island Inquirer
14, 2017) In a continued chain of unusual events, the phenomenon of turtle cold-stunning touched Nantucket last week. Sea turtles are cold-blooded reptiles that depend on external sources of heat to determine their body temperature. In cold water they ...

Cyclists gather to release 80 sea turtles | Phuket Gazette - Phuket Gazette

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 22:59

Phuket Gazette

Cyclists gather to release 80 sea turtles | Phuket Gazette
Phuket Gazette
The route was a distance of 50 kilometres with a stop at Cape Panwa to release the 80 sea turtles. By. Kritsada Mueanhawong. -. December 18, 2017. SHARE. Facebook · Twitter. 1000 cyclists road around the southern part of Phuket yesterday (Sunday ...

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Government's role in saving sea turtles - The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 04:00

Government's role in saving sea turtles
The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer
What role can the Federation Government play in helping the St. Kitts Sea Turtle Monitoring Network (SKSTMN) with its goal of protecting the areas declining sea turtle population? In answering this question, Dr Kimberly Stewart an instructor at the ...

Large batch of green sea turtles released following cold front - FOX 29

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 19:10

FOX 29

Large batch of green sea turtles released following cold front
FOX 29
This marks one of the biggest batches of turtles released by volunteers of Sea Turtle, Inc, a non-profit organization based in South Padre. “When we get cold fronts like the one we just had with the snow on the island and in the valley, it gets very ...

Sudden cold in Gulf stuns green sea turtles - E&E News

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 18:36

E&E News

Sudden cold in Gulf stuns green sea turtles
E&E News
ENDANGERED SPECIES. Sudden cold in Gulf stuns green sea turtles. Published: Friday, December 15, 2017. The cold weather that came through Texas last week delighted some human residents who saw their first snow in years, but the endangered sea turtle ...

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Cold snap hammers sea turtles. 43 treated after washing ashore in NC. - Durham Herald Sun

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:05

Durham Herald Sun

Cold snap hammers sea turtles. 43 treated after washing ashore in NC.
Durham Herald Sun
This week's dropping temperatures have caused a spike in the number of sea turtles in need of rescue on the Tar Heel coast. The NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island has treated more than 40 sea turtles that were cold-stunned by the recent drop in water ...
NC Aquarium sees spike in cold-stunned sea turtlesWAVY-TV
Cold weather stuns endangered sea turtle population in the Gulf of MexicoHouston Chronicle
Large batch of green sea turtles released following cold frontKGBT-TV
Coastal Review Online
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165 more baby sea turtles released to Subic Bay - Inquirer.net

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 06:59

Inquirer.net

165 more baby sea turtles released to Subic Bay
Inquirer.net
Castillo said they freed the baby turtles at night because fewer predators roam the sea in the dark. All Hands Beach is among seven major areas inside the free port that have been identified by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR ...

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165 more baby sea turtles released to Subic Bay | Inquirer News - Inquirer.net

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 06:59

Inquirer.net

165 more baby sea turtles released to Subic Bay | Inquirer News
Inquirer.net
Guests at a beach resort inside the Subic Bay Freeport witness the release of 165 newly hatched marine turtles (pawikan) to the sea. This is the second batch of hatchlings released to Subic Bay this season. Photo by ALLAN MACATUNO. SUBIC BAY FREEPORT ...

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If you see a sea turtle in the Chesapeake, consider yourself very lucky - The Chesapeake Bay Journal

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 03:45

The Chesapeake Bay Journal

If you see a sea turtle in the Chesapeake, consider yourself very lucky
The Chesapeake Bay Journal
Boettcher, who works at the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries, said there are several factors believed to be contributing to the recovery of sea turtles in U.S. waters. The most important consist of regulations and gear modifications ...

Cold weather stuns endangered sea turtle population in the Gulf of Mexico - Houston Chronicle

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 01:40

Houston Chronicle

Cold weather stuns endangered sea turtle population in the Gulf of Mexico
Houston Chronicle
While southern Texas residents enjoyed a rare winter wonderland last weekend, the spate of cold weather has had an adverse affect on the local endangered sea turtle population. The NOAA Fisheries laboratory in Galveston picked up 18 cold-stunned green ...

Aquarium treats turtles stunned by sudden drop in water temps - The Outer Banks Voice

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 21:08

Aquarium treats turtles stunned by sudden drop in water temps
The Outer Banks Voice
Sea turtles impacted by the recent drop in water temperature arrived at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island this week and are being treated in the Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation (STAR) Center. As of Thursday, 20 cold-stunned sea ...