This summer has been a particularly rough one for Florida turtles. In August, a woman found several baby sea turtles who had been badly burned on a beach in Brevard county. In June, a woman in Miami Beach was arrested for poking a nest with a wooden stake and stomping on turtle eggs.
So far, nothing about Hurricane Dorian has been predictable; so it’s no surprise experts aren’t sure how the storm will impact sea turtle nests along Florida’s Treasure Coast.
“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.