“It’s scary,” Wyneken said. “I’m seeing more and more all-female nests, and even when we have males, it’s a very small percentage.”
A disturbing video of Indonesian locals riding a clearly distressed giant sea turtle has surfaced.
Leading marine biologist Thon Thamrongnawasawat said the situation was tragic as at least three sea turtles were found dead from debris in the Gulf of Thailand over this past weekend.
Fifty nests of endangered loggerhead sea turtles, also known as Caretta caretta, have been destroyed by construction equipment in the district of Serik in the Mediterranean province of Antalya.
New research has revealed that marine turtle hatchlings entering the ocean close to jetties have a high likelihood of being eaten.
Fishing equipment and other rubbish have been found inside a large dead sea turtle on Kamala beach yesterday.
Not a single leatherback nested at the Chacocente reserve this year as the species faces threats of poaching and warming seas.
A turtle which came ashore an island in the Maldives historically popular as a nesting site was seen laying her eggs in the middle of a new airport runway which has been built across what used to be a beach.
According to the paper, which drew on data from the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans, nearly nine million hawksbills were hunted for their shells during the 148-year period from 1844 to 1992.
Carcasses of around 600 Olive Ridley turtles and two dolphins washed ashore have been recovered by forest officials in the last two days. It is suspected that the turtles were killed after being hit by fishing trawlers or entangled in nets in the sea.
Over the past few weeks, some 50 sea turtles have been discovered along the nation’s Mediterranean shore suffering from cracked shells and cuts as well as soft tissue damage and internal injuries, the Times of Israel reported.
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 …