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April, 2013

  • 9 April

    Sea turtle killing threatening Maldives’ dolphin-safe tuna certification

    The Maldives is at risk of losing its dolphin safe tuna certification, while fishing vessels will be banned from delivering tuna for export if they participate in sea turtle killing. A recent report by Minivan News found that the practice of slaughtering sea turtles is widespread throughout the Maldives due …

March, 2013

  • 15 March

    Toxic turtles: Long-lasting chemicals may be harming sea turtles

    Via Wikipedia

    From the moment they are born, sea turtles fight to survive. Buried alive, they dig themselves out and evade hungry crabs and birds as they crawl to the ocean, where they begin a long and treacherous migration. One out of one thousand will survive into adulthood. And those that do …

February, 2013

  • 27 February

    Scientists predict extinction in 20 years for Pacific leatherback sea turtles

    Via Wikipedia

    A new study finds that the Western Pacific population of leatherback sea turtles, which includes the leatherbacks that feed in West Coast waters, has continued to decline since the 1980s. If these trends continue, extinction may be inevitable in 20 years because the number of turtles will be so low, …

  • 21 February

    Nesting site protection ‘key to saving turtles’

    Via Wikipedia

    International marine scientists today warned it will be vital to protect key marine turtle nesting grounds and areas that may be suitable for turtle nesting in the future to ensure that the marine reptiles have a better chance of withstanding climate change. New study reveals that some turtle populations in …

  • 5 February

    Sudden rise in turtle deaths along Chennai coast

    A sudden increase in the number of deaths of Olive Ridley turtles along the 134-km stretch of the Chennai coast from Napier Bridge up to Marakkanam has shocked conservationists. More than 120 turtles were found dead from near Napier Bridge to Neelankarai by the Students Sea Turtle Conservation Network (SSTCN) …

January, 2013

  • 29 January

    Climate change limits turtle’s nests

    Via Wikipedia

    A global map predicting where sea turtle nesting sites occur throughout the world has been developed by a James Cook University researcher, to help define where they lay their eggs and to help better protect their habitats. Dr David Pike, from JCU’s School of Marine and Tropical Biology, said the …

  • 16 January

    Ghost nets threaten sea turtles in Australia

    Via Wikipedia

    Ghost nets, the fishing nets that have been left or lost in the ocean by fishermen, are threatening the wildlife in the sea of Australia, especially for sea turtles, scientists from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) said in a statement on Monday….

December, 2012

  • 22 December

    Nesting turtle numbers fall in South Asia

    Via Wikipedia

    Conservationists have expressed alarm over the low number of turtles arriving on the coast of east India and Bangladesh for the nesting season, blaming overfishing and climate change for the decline. “We are monitoring the six islands where sea turtles lay their eggs but we fear they are not coming …

October, 2012

  • 2 October

    Thousands of endangered sea turtles released into the wild in Mexico

    @Ocean Sentry 2012

    Mexican naval officers joined forces with conservationists and local children on Mexico”s Pacific coast on Friday to release 4,000 turtle hatchlings into the ocean after they were born in a government facility. The sale of turtle eggs is prohibited in Mexico, but that doesn”t stop them being sold alongside turtle …

August, 2012

  • 30 August

    Environmentalists say oil spill killed sea turtles in Mexico

    A total of 24 sea turtles have been found dead on the beaches of the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca after oil spilled from a sunken loading buoy owned by state oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, the environmental group Wildcoast/Costa Salvaje said. Some 53,000 olive ridley sea turtles have …

  • 3 August

    Hawaii’s “Honu” green turtles face hunting with loss of endangered protections

    Via Wikipedia

    U.S. federal fishery managers today took the first steps toward possibly allowing the hunting and eating of Hawaii’s beloved green sea turtles, known as the “honu,” by responding in favor of a formal petition from fishers and hunters who want to remove the threatened sea turtle species from U.S. Endangered …

July, 2012

  • 25 July

    Cold waters strand migrating green sea turtles on Uruguayan beaches

    Photo: Flickr/prilfish

    A record number of sea turtles are turning up on Uruguayan beaches along the Atlantic Ocean and Río de la Plata suffering from cold shock and hypothermia.While specialists are still investigating the causes, they speculate that an abrupt change in sea temperature may have prevented the green sea turtles (Chelonia …