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Beach renourishment project could cause problems for sea turtle nesting - WWAY NewsChannel 3

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 00:57

Beach renourishment project could cause problems for sea turtle nesting
WWAY NewsChannel 3
To protect the nests Oak Island is doing several things. “We requested that they relocate sea turtle nests outside of the material for this summer nesting season,” Matthews said. “They've agreed to do temperature monitoring along the dune that they've ...

The right lights for summer nights - YourObserver.com

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 20:34

YourObserver.com

The right lights for summer nights
YourObserver.com
Technology advances have made it easier than ever to protect sea turtles from lights that can disorient them, said Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Biologist Tonya Long. “Now that LED technology is so widely available, there are more ...

Florida Sea Turtles Face A New Threat From Microplastics: Hotter ... - WGCU News

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 12:36

WGCU News

Florida Sea Turtles Face A New Threat From Microplastics: Hotter ...
WGCU News
With nesting season opening this week, Florida's sea turtles may face yet another threat from the plastic pollution choking the world's oceans. According to a new ...

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Home to nest: Sea turtles finally coming ashore - Monitor

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 04:41

Monitor

Home to nest: Sea turtles finally coming ashore
Monitor
All the nesting females are critically endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtles. A juvenile loggerhead turtle was rescued on North Padre Island and taken to the Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) in Port Aransas. Donna Shaver, chief of the Division of Sea ...

Home to nest: Sea turtles finally coming ashore - Valley Morning Star - Valley morning Star

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 04:02

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Home to nest: Sea turtles finally coming ashore - Valley Morning Star
Valley morning Star
The first big day of sea turtle nesting season on Texas beaches Monday resulted in 41 total nests confirmed from San Jose Island near Rockport south to Boca ...

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Rare 900 lb. leatherback sea turtle stops in the Lowcountry for some help - WSAV-TV

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 23:44

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Rare 900 lb. leatherback sea turtle stops in the Lowcountry for some help
WSAV-TV
HUNTING ISLAND, S.C. (WSAV) - A leatherback sea turtle traveled thousands of miles to Hunting Island State Park this weekend, but she wasn't stopping by under the best circumstances. The 900 lb. sea turtle was struggling to break free from a crab trap ...

Microplastic pollution threatens sea turtle nesting, FSU study shows - Tallahassee.com

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 21:24

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Microplastic pollution threatens sea turtle nesting, FSU study shows
Tallahassee.com
Plastic is famous for its unyielding durability, making it perfect for consumer products but a unique and persistent menace to the natural environment. For the loggerhead sea turtles that nest on the once-pristine beaches bounding the Gulf of Mexico ...

Mercury pollution causing more snapping turtles to be born male than female - The Independent

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 20:46

The Independent

Mercury pollution causing more snapping turtles to be born male than female
The Independent
“Our work illustrates how routine human activities can have unexpected side effects for wildlife,” said Professor William Hopkins, a wildlife conservation expert at Virginia Tech, who oversaw the study. “We found strong masculinising shifts in sex ...

Don't stack those rocks, for turtles' sake | Thumb down - TCPalm

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 17:42

TCPalm

Don't stack those rocks, for turtles' sake | Thumb down
TCPalm
Public art or turtle tormentors? Biologists who track sea turtle behavior on our beaches are alarmed by a new trend: beachgoers piling up slabs of coquina rock into fanciful, impromptu "sculptures," some waist high. While applauding such creativity ...

Keep your distance, drone: study examines ethics of flights over wildlife - The Mix

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 17:39

The Mix

Keep your distance, drone: study examines ethics of flights over wildlife
The Mix
The sky was blue, the water even more so and the rocky headlands were postcard-perfect. But Elizabeth Bevan, flying her Phantom 4 Pro quadcopter over the Timor Sea on the way to a turtle nesting site, never looked up. Neither did the saltwater ...

Sands loaded with plastic could be trouble for sea turtles - E&E News

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 17:38

E&E News

Sands loaded with plastic could be trouble for sea turtles
E&E News
OCEANS. Sands loaded with plastic could be trouble for sea turtles. Cecelia Smith-Schoenwalder, E&E News reporter. Published: Thursday, May 3, 2018. Researchers have found tiny bits of plastic in the Gulf Coast dunes where loggerhead sea turtles lay ...

Florida Sea Turtles Face A New Threat From Microplastics: Hotter ... - WLRN

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 17:13

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Florida Sea Turtles Face A New Threat From Microplastics: Hotter ...
WLRN
With nesting season opening this week, Florida's sea turtles may face yet another threat from the plastic pollution choking the world's oceans. According.

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Seashore eliminating night time turtle monitoring - Gulf Breeze News

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 12:16

Gulf Breeze News

Seashore eliminating night time turtle monitoring
Gulf Breeze News
With sea turtle nesting season just around the corner, Gulf Islands National Seashore biologists and volunteers are implementing new sea turtle nesting protocols. The national seashore is coordinating efforts with state and local partners to use the ...

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Turtle Friend Beach Party Coming Ashore in Santa Barbara - Noozhawk

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 01:49

Turtle Friend Beach Party Coming Ashore in Santa Barbara
Noozhawk
In April 2015, two 8-year-olds from Ojai invented a free app that gives turtle-lovers around the world the ability to watch, track and protect sea turtles right from their phones. After less than a year of crowdfunding efforts, Jonas, the son of Paso ...

Florida sea turtles face a new threat from microplastics: hotter sand - Miami Herald

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 22:05

Miami Herald

Florida sea turtles face a new threat from microplastics: hotter sand
Miami Herald
According to a new study from Florida State University researchers, tiny, sesame seed-sized microplastics in sand could be heating up beaches and changing the balance of male and female sea turtles. Researchers sampling sand at loggerhead nesting sites ...

Lights out: Sea turtles are nesting - TBO.com

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 19:48

TBO.com

Lights out: Sea turtles are nesting
TBO.com
Sea turtle nesting season began this week, making it more critical for beach visitors to be cognizant of artificial light in parking lots and streets. During the season that runs through Oct. 31, hatchlings find their way to the sea by following ...
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Lights out: Sea turtles are nesting - Tampabay.com

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 19:47

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Lights out: Sea turtles are nesting
Tampabay.com
Sea turtle nesting season began this week, making it more critical for beach visitors to be cognizant of artificial light in parking lots and streets. During the season that runs through Oct. 31, hatchlings find their way to the sea by following ...
Help protect sea turtlesCharleston Post Courier
Study shows sea turtle nesting beaches threatened by microplastic pollutionFlorida State News
Sea turtle nesting beaches threatened by microplastic pollutionScience Daily
WGCU News -WTOC
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The sea turtles are back in town. Here's what you need to know - Bradenton Herald

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 17:51

Bradenton Herald

The sea turtles are back in town. Here's what you need to know
Bradenton Herald
A pink hue lined the Gulf of Mexico horizon just minutes after sunrise. Nesting black skimmers glided above the water, scraping their lower mandible across the smooth surface. A few beachgoers dared to dip their toes into the water on this brisk May ...
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Sea turtle nesting beaches threatened by microplastic pollutionScience Daily
Study shows sea turtle nesting beaches threatened by microplastic pollutionFlorida State News
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Help protect sea turtles - Charleston Post Courier

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 04:08

Charleston Post Courier

Help protect sea turtles
Charleston Post Courier
It's sea turtle nesting season, that time of year when loggerheads climb out of the surf at night and lumber into the dunes to deposit their eggs. The best thing we can do for the iconic Lowcountry creatures is to stay out of their way, turn out our ...
Study shows sea turtle nesting beaches threatened by microplastic pollutionFlorida State News
Sea turtle nesting beaches threatened by microplastic pollutionScience Daily
The sea turtles are back in town. Here's what you need to knowBradenton Herald
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Sea turtle nesting beaches threatened by microplastic pollution - Science Daily

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 23:07

Science Daily

Sea turtle nesting beaches threatened by microplastic pollution
Science Daily
For the loggerhead sea turtles that nest on the once-pristine beaches bounding the Gulf of Mexico, millimeters-thick pieces of broken down plastic -- called microplastics -- pose a particularly urgent threat. A new study from Florida State University ...
Study shows sea turtle nesting beaches threatened by microplastic pollutionFlorida State News
Help protect sea turtlesCharleston Post Courier
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