Environmental authorities in Mexico have stepped in to protect one of the most important sea turtle nesting beaches on the Caribbean. The federal government has halted plans to build a 520-room hotel, which would have erected twenty-three buildings and an artificial lake just inland from the Xcacel beach, north of …
Ingestion of degrading ocean plastics likely poses a substantial risk to the survival of post-hatchling sea turtles because the particles can lead to blockages and nutritional deficiencies, according to new research from Loggerhead Marinelife Center and the University of Georgia.
A lack of successors is to blame for the impending closure of Yakushima Umigame-Kan, whose members have been patrolling and cleaning up a beach here for more than three decades.
Scientists have drawn a link between the amount of plastic a sea turtle consumes and its likelihood of death, with an estimated half of all sea turtles having plastic in their gut, according to CSIRO researchers.
Unas 300 tortugas en peligro (Lepidochelys olivacea) han sido halladas muertas flotando en aguas frente a la costa de Puerto Escondido, en Oaxaca, al sur de México, tras quedar atrapadas en una red de pesca ilegal abandonada en la costa sur del Pacífico mexicano, según informa la Procuraduría Federal de Protección al …
The Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program shared a dramatic photo on Facebook as a reminder to people to clean up after themselves at the beach. The photo shows a loggerhead hatchling stuck in a plastic cup on the Florida beach.
Mexican authorities said Friday they found 122 sea turtles dead on a beach in the southern state of Chiapas, mostly from an endangered species.
A Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, the world’s smallest, rarest and most endangered species of sea turtle, was found dead this week on a Northwest Florida beach. The turtle apparently had become trapped in a discarded barstool.
The Netanya Magistrate’s Court on Monday sentenced a man to 10 months in prison for abusing and causing the death of a sea turtle, in one of the most severe punishments for animal abuse in the nation’s history.
Barely a week after discovering that a whale had died on Thai shores after eating 80 plastic bags, yet another sealife tragedy underscores the need to rewire our plastic-consuming habits.
Have you ever considered that small pieces of plastic less than 5 millimeters long, or smaller than a pencil eraser head, called microplastics, can affect large marine vertebrates like sea turtles?
Tens of thousands of sea turtles are caught each year by small-scale fishers off South America’s Pacific coast, new research shows.