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March, 2009

  • 28 March

    Public urged to support ban on marine turtle fishing in the Bahamas

    Credits: Wikipedia

    Dear Editor:Many people, both Bahamian and foreign, rejoiced a few months ago when Agriculture and Marine Resources Minister Larry Cartwright announced the Ministry’s intent to enact a complete ban on marine turtle fishing in the Bahamas. It was the culmination of many years’ effort by various groups concerned about our …

  • 19 March

    Lakhs of olive Ridley turtle eggs floating near Rushikulya river

    Lakhs of olive Ridley turtle eggs floating near Rushikulya river

    Nature’s creation of a suitable place and weather condition near the Rushikulya river mouth in the Ganjam district along the Bay of Bengal had invited the rare species of the turtles to this place for the nesting. However, the same; nature’s furry has endangered the lakhs of rare eggs of …

  • 17 March

    Fishing line caused turtle’s death

    Credits: Wikipedia

    Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo staff are now warning fishermen to dispose of line responsibly rather than leaving it as a hazard to marine life in the ocean. The female turtle was recovered from the water near Ducks Puddle Drive, Hamilton Parish, on Tuesday night. Aquarium staff transported her to …

  • 13 March

    Dead turtles dumped by road

    The remains of three giant sea turtles dumped by the side of the road

    The remains of three giant sea turtles have been found dumped by the side of a road. Electrical tester John Henderson, 48, said the animals looked as though they had been shot. All three seemed to have been stripped of meat, although one still had its head. The carapaces were …

  • 12 March

    Suits to Be Filed for Sea Turtle Protection, Legislation Needed to Prevent Their Extinction

    Loggerhead Sea Turtle

    The Center for Biological Diversity, Oceana, and the Turtle Island Restoration Network filed two 60-day notices of intent to sue with the National Marine Fisheries Service today over violations of the Endangered Species Act. Specifically, the agency failed to meet the legal 12-month deadline for responding to three separate petitions …

  • 10 March

    Sea Turtle Washed Up Dead On Ft. Lauderdale Beach

    A sea turtled washed ashore in Ft. Lauderdale in what some say was struck by a boat. CBS

    In Fort Lauderdale, a loggerhead sea turtle was found dead on Tuesday. Its lifeless remains washed ashore in what some observers believe was an accident with a boat illustrated by the deep lacerations on its shell.Eunike Steneresen, who studies turtles at FAU, added “He”s definitely hit by a boat. He …

  • 9 March

    Turtle found slaughtered

    Dermochelys coriacea. Credits: Wikipedia

    Within a week of the leatherback turtles beginning their celebrated return to nesting sites along Trinidad”s north coast, one has been found slaughtered, left legless and without fins. The dead turtle was found last Friday on the shore of Pezance Beach, five miles from Matura – the village where many …

  • 3 March

    SFC to probe turtle eggs on menu

    Credits: Wikipedia

    The Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) is investigating reports that turtle eggs were served at a function recently despite a ban on their consumption. SFC enforcement officers are believed to be investigating the matter after photographs of the eggs on dinner tables appeared in the local media yesterday.

February, 2009

  • 17 February

    Sea turtle dies after fishing line entanglement

    Sea turtle dies after fishing line entanglement

    A green turtle found entangled in fishing line at Woy Woy Bay has died after suffering horrific injuries. The discarded fishing line was wrapped around the turtle’s front left flipper and a pylon, trapping the turtle. Woy Woy Bay residents Greg and Sue Johnson sighted the turtle and Mr Johnson …

  • 16 February

    Sea turtle experts in Brisbane for world symposium

    Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle

    About 800 people from 86 countries will converge on Brisbane this week for the world”s largest meeting on sea turtle conservation. It is the first time the annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation is being held in the Southern Hemisphere. International Sea Turtle Society spokesman Dr Colin Limpus …

  • 9 February

    Sea turtles wash up on coast dead

    Sea turtles wash up on coast dead. Photo: STAR

    Hundreds of dead turtles are washing up ashore along the coastal lines from Cox”s Bazar to St Martin”s with bruises all over their bodies. Over 400 female dead turtles have floated ashore over the last two weeks alone, locals claim. Experts say that these turtles meet their death as they …

January, 2009

  • 30 January

    Gulf Council takes action to protect sea turtles

    Loggerhead sea turtle

    Gulf of Mexico fishery regulators today recommended emergency action to protect sea turtles by closing an area off the west coast of Florida to commercial longline fishing. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council decided 10-7 to ask the National Marine Fisheries Service to prohibit longline fishing in eastern Gulf …