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Study: Sea Turtle Genes Show Navigation by Magnetic Fields ... - U.S. News & World Report

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 13:52

WSOC Charlotte

Study: Sea Turtle Genes Show Navigation by Magnetic Fields ...
U.S. News & World Report
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Research from University of North Carolina biologists shows adult loggerhead sea turtles use Earth's magnetic fields to navigate back to beaches where they were hatched, and turtles that nest on beaches with similar fields are ...
Study: Magnetic fields predict if sea turtles are relatedThe San Luis Obispo Tribune

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Want to See Turtle Hatchlings On Vacation? Here's What to Look for to Ensure You Aren't Causing Harm - One Green Planet

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:30

One Green Planet

Want to See Turtle Hatchlings On Vacation? Here's What to Look for to Ensure You Aren't Causing Harm
One Green Planet
There are few things cuter than a newly hatched sea turtle, flapping along a beach to the ocean. And few things are more magical than seeing a huge mother turtle hauling herself ashore to nest by moonlight. However, despite having swum the world's ...

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Study: Magnetic fields predict if sea turtles are related - Greensboro News & Record

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:26

Greensboro News & Record

Study: Magnetic fields predict if sea turtles are related
Greensboro News & Record
CHAPEL HILL — Research from University of North Carolina biologists shows adult loggerhead sea turtles use Earth's magnetic fields to navigate back to beaches where they were hatched, and turtles that nest on beaches with similar fields are also ...

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Study: Magnetic Fields Predict if Sea Turtles Are Related - U.S. News & World Report

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 07:56

Study: Magnetic Fields Predict if Sea Turtles Are Related
U.S. News & World Report
Study: Magnetic Fields Predict if Sea Turtles Are Related. Research from University of North Carolina biologists shows adult loggerhead sea turtles use Earth's magnetic fields to navigate back to beaches where they were hatched, and turtles that nest ...

Study: Magnetic fields predict if sea turtles are related - The San Luis Obispo Tribune

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 07:53

Study: Magnetic fields predict if sea turtles are related
The San Luis Obispo Tribune
Research from University of North Carolina biologists shows adult loggerhead sea turtles use Earth's magnetic fields to navigate back to beaches where they were hatched, and turtles that nest on beaches with similar fields are also genetically similar ...

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Sea turtles use magnetic fields 'like GPS.' But sometimes they get the wrong address. - News & Observer

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 21:59

News & Observer

Sea turtles use magnetic fields 'like GPS.' But sometimes they get the wrong address.
News & Observer
Research from North Carolina biologists shows that loggerhead sea turtles use the Earth's magnetic fields to navigate back to their home beaches. But sometimes, another beach has such a similar magnetic field, the sea turtles head to that one instead ...
Magnetic Fields Are A Big Predictor Of A Loggerhead Turtle's Genes ...NPR
UNC-Chapel Hill study finds genetic evidence that magnetic navigation guides loggerhead sea turtles homeUNC News
Sea turtle center hosts guests from Bolivia (PHOTOS)The Northwest Florida Daily News

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Extensive seagrass meadows discovered in Indian Ocean through satellite tracking of green turtles - Science Daily

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 21:03

Science Daily

Extensive seagrass meadows discovered in Indian Ocean through satellite tracking of green turtles
Science Daily
This area lies in the heart of one of the world's largest Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and the study involved the use of in-situ SCUBA and baited video surveys to investigate the day-time sites occupied by the turtles, resulting in the discovery of ...

Magnetic Fields Are A Big Predictor Of A Loggerhead Turtle's Genes - WFAE

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 18:22

Magnetic Fields Are A Big Predictor Of A Loggerhead Turtle's Genes
WFAE
What makes a group of animals genetically similar to each other? Traditionally, scientists have thought that animals living near each other are more likely to have things in common genetically. Another explanation is that animals living in similar ...

Magnetic Fields Are A Big Predictor Of A Loggerhead Turtle's Genes - WUTC

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 17:43

WUTC

Magnetic Fields Are A Big Predictor Of A Loggerhead Turtle's Genes
WUTC
What makes a group of animals genetically similar to each other? Traditionally, scientists have thought that animals living near each other are more likely to have things in common genetically. Another explanation is that animals living in similar ...

Shell game: Brownsville native lands internship at Sea Turtle Inc. - Valley morning Star

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 17:22

Valley morning Star

Shell game: Brownsville native lands internship at Sea Turtle Inc.
Valley morning Star
BROWNSVILLE — As the only local among Sea Turtle Inc.'s 2018 crop of interns, Brownsville native Javier Parra serves as an unofficial guide to his colleagues, who come from places like Colorado, Michigan and Puerto Rico. And though they're of ...

UNC-Chapel Hill study finds genetic evidence that magnetic navigation guides loggerhead sea turtles home - UNC News

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 16:14

UNC-Chapel Hill study finds genetic evidence that magnetic navigation guides loggerhead sea turtles home
UNC News
“Loggerhead sea turtles are fascinating creatures that begin their lives by migrating alone across the Atlantic Ocean and back. Eventually they return to nest on the beach where they hatched – or else, as it turns out, on a beach with a very similar ...

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Australian 'genital-breathing' turtle faces extinction, group says - CNN

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 13:48

CNN

Australian 'genital-breathing' turtle faces extinction, group says
CNN
This biological function allows the turtle -- referred to as a "butt breather" -- to stay underwater for up to three days. That ability also usually provides these turtles with a vibrant green mohawk, the result of algae growing on their heads because ...
Australian 'genital-breathing' turtle faces extinctionNBC2 News
Genitals-breathing turtle with green algae 'hair' faces possible extinction, group saysFOX 61
Turtle With Green Mohawk Faces ExtinctionNational Geographic
The Guardian -EDGE of Existence -EDGE of Existence -EDGE of Existence
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Australian 'genital-breathing' turtle faces extinction, group says - CNN

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 13:48

Australian 'genital-breathing' turtle faces extinction, group says
CNN
The Mary River turtle, native to Queensland, Australia, has the unusual ability to breathe underwater through specialized glands in its cloaca -- a posterior opening for excretion and reproduction. This biological function allows the turtle -- referred ...

Australian 'genital-breathing' turtle faces extinction, group sa - KTVQ.com | Q2 | Continuous News Coverage ... - KTVQ Billings News

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 13:46

Australian 'genital-breathing' turtle faces extinction, group sa - KTVQ.com | Q2 | Continuous News Coverage ...
KTVQ Billings News
(CNN) -- An Australian river turtle with a distinctive green punk-rock hairstyle, two spikes under its chin and the ability to breathe through its genitals is on a new list of endangered reptiles. The Mary River turtle, native to Queensland, Australia ...

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Ban on visitors, phones near hatching site of sea turtles | Orissa Post - HERE. NOW

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 13:19

HERE. NOW

Ban on visitors, phones near hatching site of sea turtles | Orissa Post
HERE. NOW
Berhampur, April 12: With hatchlings of olive Ridley sea turtles starting to emerge from the eggs near the Rushikulya river mouth in Ganjam district, the forest department has imposed a ban on use of mobile phones at the site. “We have imposed a ...

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Sea full of jellyfish in Raja Ampat? Possible, if sea turtles disappear ... - Jakarta Post

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:36

Jakarta Post

Sea full of jellyfish in Raja Ampat? Possible, if sea turtles disappear ...
Jakarta Post
When the sea becomes thronged with jellyfish because of the absence of their predators, the endangered sea turtles, we will probably think twice before swimming. Yes, jellyfish do not go after humans, but they can sting divers and swimmers who have ...
CROW releases sea turtle treated for red tide poisoningSanibel Captiva Islander
Sea turtle that spent two years at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium to ...WTAE Pittsburgh

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Turtles Have Led Us to Their Secret Seagrass Meadows - Atlas ... - Atlas Obscura

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 22:40

Atlas Obscura

Turtles Have Led Us to Their Secret Seagrass Meadows - Atlas ...
Atlas Obscura
Far from shore, the ocean floor is more than an unbroken swath of sand and mud: It can be blanketed with lush, green carpets of seagrass. These wavy expanses are biodiversity hotspots and have significant ecological benefits, but because so little of ...
Extensive seagrass meadows discovered in Indian Ocean through ...EurekAlert (press release)

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Venice beach to be flattened for sea turtle season - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 19:35

Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Venice beach to be flattened for sea turtle season
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
The city of Venice asks that the public pay close attention for approaching equipment and use caution while enjoying the beach in areas where work is in progress. Sea turtle nesting season runs from May 1 to Oct. 31 on all Southwest Florida beaches ...

Venice beach to be flattened for sea turtle season - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 19:35

Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Venice beach to be flattened for sea turtle season
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
The city of Venice asks that the public pay close attention for approaching equipment and use caution while enjoying the beach in areas where work is in progress. Sea turtle nesting season runs from May 1 to Oct. 31 on all Southwest Florida beaches ...