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.
Hurricane Dorian could wash sea turtle nests out to sea amid promising nesting season
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.
Climate change is turning Florida’s sea turtles female. How long can these species survive?
“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.”
Horrifying video shows Indonesian locals riding distressed sea turtle
A disturbing video of Indonesian locals riding a clearly distressed giant sea turtle has surfaced.
Another hawksbill turtle killed by ocean-borne plastic waste in Thailand
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 sea turtle nests destroyed by construction equipment
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 threat revealed for baby turtles
New research has revealed that marine turtle hatchlings entering the ocean close to jetties have a high likelihood of being eaten.
Garbage found inside a dead sea turtle on Kamala beach
Fishing equipment and other rubbish have been found inside a large dead sea turtle on Kamala beach yesterday.
Turtles’ absence from Nicaraguan stronghold raises alarm for future
Not a single leatherback nested at the Chacocente reserve this year as the species faces threats of poaching and warming seas.
Endangered turtle returns to beach to lay its eggs only to find runway has been built
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.
Endangered hawksbill turtle shell trade is much bigger than scientists ever suspected
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.
600 dead Olive Ridleys wash ashore in two days in Odisha
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.