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July, 2012

  • 10 July

    Trinidad leatherback turtle hatchlings crushed

    Photo: Marc De Verteuil / Papa Bois Conservation

    Thousands of leatherback turtle eggs and hatchlings have been crushed by bulldozers on Trinidad”s northern coast, conservationists say. Workers had been called in to redirect a river that was eroding Grande Riviere beach, in front of a hotel used by tourists to watch the turtles….

  • 6 July

    50 endangered sea turtles found slaughtered in southern Vietnam

    Photo: Tuoi Tre

    Police in the southern province of Dong Nai Tuesday found 50 slaughtered sea turtles at the home of a local man, Tuoi Tre newspaper reported Wednesday. Nguyen Ngoc Dong Anh, 28, told police that he had been buying sea turtles from a person in the Mekong Delta province of Tien …

  • 2 July

    PFC toxins found in sea turtles

    Photo: Flickr/Praziquantel

    The results of research carried out by scientists at the Hollings Marine Laboratory (HML) in Charleston, South Carolina and four partner organizations have found worrying concentrations of 13 perfluoroalkyl compounds (PFCs) in five different endangered species of sea turtles. PFCs have been used in a number of products ranging from …

  • 2 July

    Largest sea turtles threatened by climate change

    Photo: Flickr/RedJamJar

    The 21st century could be the last for eastern Pacific populations of leatherback turtles, as rising heat at the beach continue to threaten the species, suggests a new study. Deaths of turtle eggs and hatchlings in nests buried at hotter, drier beaches are the leading projected cause of the potential …

June, 2012

  • 8 June

    Study proves climate threatens turtles

    Via Wikipedia

    A new study conducted by Drexel University scientists at the Playa Grande beach in Costa Rica has found that climate change is directly affecting the survival of baby leatherback sea turtles. Based on projections from several models, the hatchling survival rate will decrease 50 percent in the next 100 years. …

May, 2012

  • 17 May

    Jellyfish hunt hurts Pacific Leatherback turtles

    Photo: Flcikr/rustinpc

    When it comes to leatherback turtles, the world”s largest species of sea turtle, there”s a conundrum: The species itself is critically endangered, but at least one leatherback population is stable — on the rise, even — while others plummet. Now, researchers may have discovered why some of these turtles are …

  • 9 May

    Settlement will help prevent sea turtles from drowning in fishing nets

    The National Marine Fisheries Service today proposed new protections for sea turtles that would require escape hatches in shrimp nets used by boats that operate in the shallow, inshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico and southeast Atlantic Ocean. The new regulations would close a deadly loophole that allows roughly …

April, 2012

  • 26 April

    3 dead turtles with shells cut off found on island

    © news.asiaone.com

    Three dead turtles with their shells removed were found on the shores of Pulau Mantanani Kecil in Kota Belud recently. The hawksbill turtles were found by employees of a backpackers” lodge on the island between Sunday and Monday. An employee said that apart from the shells, which appeared to have …

  • 16 April

    Lawsuit launched to protect habitat for Florida’s Loggerhead sea turtles

    Via Wikipedia

    The Center for Biological Diversity and Turtle Island Restoration Network (SeaTurtles.org) filed a formal notice of intent to sue the Obama administration today seeking to protect critical habitat for imperiled loggerhead sea turtles on Florida’s nesting beaches and marine waters in the Atlantic. Florida beaches, which host the largest nesting …

February, 2012

  • 19 February

    Turtles ‘face extinction’ without marine protection

    Photo: Flickr/richard ling

    Critically endangered sea creatures like Pacific turtles face extinction unless conservation zones are shifted to follow their migration paths, experts have warned. Current marine protection areas designed to preserve under-threat species generally cover fixed geographical spots where they feed, mate or rear their young…

  • 10 February

    High demand for sea turtles in China sends poachers toward Philippines

    Via Wikipedia

    Chinese fishers have so badly depleted the population of sea turtles, many of them endangered, off the nation”s coasts that poachers are traveling far and wide to nab the sea reptiles. As China and the Philippines argue over stretches of the South China Sea, turtle poachers have already moved in. …

January, 2012

  • 21 January

    More than 40,000 square miles protected for Pacific Leatherback sea turtles

    Via Wikipedia

    The National Marine Fisheries Service finalized protection of 40,000 square miles of protected critical ocean habitat off the shores of Washington, Oregon and California today for the endangered Pacific leatherback sea turtle. The final rule establishes critical habitat in areas where leatherbacks feed on jellyfish after swimming 6,000 miles across …