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January, 2009

  • 27 January

    Zaenuddin MZ: Taking the turtles, back to the wild

    ZAENUDDIN MZ: JP/Panca Nugraha

    Releasing turtles back into their natural habitat is an annual program conducted by the community in Gili Trawangan. The activity has helped increase the number of tourists coming to the beach.The activity was possible thanks to Zaenuddin MZ, 45, who has been working to protect the turtles since 1995.

  • 24 January

    Loggerhead Sea Turtle Deaths Prompt Lawsuit Threat

    Photo by PelagicSal

    A coalition of conservation groups has notified the National Marine Fisheries Service of its intent to file a lawsuit as early as March if the agency does not act immediately to protect imperiled sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico. The action comes after fisheries observer data showed that the …

  • 18 January

    Australia lists world’s largest sea turtle as endangered

    Leatherback turtle

    Australia on Sunday listed the world”s largest sea turtle, the leatherback, as endangered due to the threats posed by overfishing and the unsustainable harvesting of its eggs and meat. The leatherback turtle, previously listed only as vulnerable, was one of a group of plants and animals registered as endangered by …

  • 10 January

    Turtle fights for its life

    Green Turtle

    (From goldcoast.com.au)- A green sea turtle believed to be about 100 years old is being nursed back to health after it was hit by a boat on the NSW north coast. The turtle is in the care of the Ballina-based Australian Seabird Rescue Centre which rescued the 80kg seafarer from …

  • 7 January

    Polarized light leads animals astray: ‘ecological traps’ cause animal behaviors that can lead to death

    Baby sea turtles

    Artificial light that occurs at unnatural times or places – often called light pollution – can attract or repulse animals, resulting in increased predation, migrating in the wrong direction, choosing bad nest sites or mates, collisions with artificial structures and reduced time available to spend looking for food, just to …

  • 3 January

    Volunteers looking to help more sea turtles in 2009

    Volunteers looking to help more sea turtles in 2009

    Volunteers at the sea turtle hospital in Topsail Island are hoping the New Year will be a healthy one for injured turtles. The hospital is nearly at capacity with more than 40 injured sea turtles, many who were stunned by the sudden cold weather. Officials said their New Year”s wish …

November, 2008

  • 13 November

    Sea turtle will need surgery to amputate flipper

    Sea Turtle Injured In Virgin Islands Flown To Miami

    (From nbc6.net) Marathon, Florida- The right front flipper of an endangered hawksbill sea turtle attacked by wild dogs in the Virgin Islands, will require amputation, a veterinarian at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital said Wednesday. Surgery to remove the flipper and additional wound treatment is scheduled for Thursday, according to …

  • 10 November

    ‘Operation Olive’ to protect turtles

    ‘Operation Olive’ to protect turtles

    (From expressbuzz.com)- The Coast Guard started ‘Operation Olive’ recently to protect the endangered olive ridley sea turtles in the Orissa coast and deployed two ships – Razia Sultana and Sarojini Naidu – along the coast near Gahiramatha Marine Sanctuary to prevent the entry of fishing vessels into sanctuary areas. Every …

  • 5 November

    Prohibition imminent on commercial turtle harvesting

    Sea turtle

    (From thebahamasweekly.com) Nassau, Bahamas- Long-line fishing and the commercial harvesting of all turtles will be prohibited in Bahamian waters, Agriculture and Marine Resources Minister Larry Cartwright confirmed. Addressing a Department of Marine Resources workshop on Monday, he unveiled “additional realistic and concrete steps taken to address issues impacting the supply …

  • 4 November

    10,000 turtle eggs from P’pines seized

    From dailyexpress.com.my

    (From dailyexpress.com.my)- Marine police here foiled an attempt to smuggle in 10,000 turtle eggs worth RM28,000 at the coastal area near Kampung Forest, Sunday night. Acting Sandakan Marine Police chief Acting Asst Supt Muhammad Sallam Spawi said this was the biggest seizure of turtle eggs in the municipality so far.According …

  • 2 November

    Dog bites sea turtle in US Virgin Islands

    Hawksbill Turtle

    (From iht.com) San Juan, Puerto Rico – Authorities in the U.S. Virgin Islands are urging residents to keep a leash on their dogs after another sea turtle was mauled again this month. Veterinarian Michelle Mehalick says she operated on a hawksbill sea turtle after a dog bit into its neck. …

October, 2008

  • 31 October

    Baby turtles released to the sea

    Sea Turtle Hatchlings Released From ktla.com

    (From ktla.com) Chiapas, Mexico- Dozens of people lined up along the beach on Tuesday at the Puerto Arista sea turtle sanctuary to help set approximately seven thousand hatchlings off on their journey into the sea. Families and volunteers stood behind a line of orange tape and cheered on the tiny …