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October, 2008

  • 26 October

    Loggerhead turtle saved from certain death

    The rescued turtle, with a fishing line in its mouth From timesofmalta.com

    (From timesofmalta.com)- The crew of a sailing boat and officials from the Malta Maritime Authority, the AFM and BICREF (the Biological Conservation Research Foundation) got together yesterday to rescue this large loggerhead turtle after it was found hooked on a fishing long-line and facing death. The turtle is now being …

  • 25 October

    Cops confiscate 12 giant turtles from foreigners

    Hawksbill Turtle

    (From tempo.com.ph)- Senior Superintendent Sonie Miranda, Occidental Mindoro police director, said in his report that officers of the Sablayan Municipal Police Station led by Senior Inspector Greg Villar, chief of police, soldiers of the Army’s 80th Infantry Battalion Philippine Army and members of Task Force Marlin arrived at the scene …

  • 24 October

    Shocking rise in number of turtles killed by boats

    Photo: Mark Tatem

    (From royalgazette.com)- More turtles have been killed by boaters in the past two months than in the whole of last year. Now Marine Police and conservationists are urging boat users to slow down and take extra care in areas close to shore where turtles feed in the vicinity of seagrass …

  • 23 October

    Island closed for turtle breeding season

    Wedge-tailed Shearwater

    (From abc.net.au)- Masthead Island is a breeding ground for the endangered marine turtles, as well as seabirds like wedge-tailed shearwaters, black noddies and bridled terns. The EPA”s Damon Shearer says the area has been closed to reduce the impact on nesting females and the hatchlings when they are born.

  • 21 October

    Environmentalist group seeks donations to protect sea turtle nests

    Loggerhead Sea Turtle

    (From burnham-on-sea.com)- An environmental association in the Anamur district of the Mediterranean coastal province Mersin is encouraging people to donate YTL 10 to protect loggerhead sea turtle nests along the coast. Oğuzhan Alıçlı, chairman of the Environment, Nature and Tourism Association (AÇED), said endangered loggerhead sea turtles, which have the …

  • 18 October

    New Plan To Protect Sea Turtle Highways

    Leatherback sea turtle

    (From motherjones.com)- The IUCN meeting in Barcelona has adopted a resolution urging nations to create marine protected areas along the Pacific leatherback sea turtle”s migratory routes. The plan is designed to shield critically endangered leatherbacks from devastating longline and gillnet fisheries. Hopefully it will also save the hammerhead sharks ravaged …

  • 17 October

    Sea turtle stranded in Virginia Beach sickened by litter

    Contributed photo from Virginia Aquarium

    (From hamptonroads.com) Florida Beach- A green sea turtle dubbed Kermit, rescued from the surf in Sandbridge by a swimmer last month, is being treated for obstructions in his throat including a rubber band, a balloon, pieces of plastic and a Spanish language newspaper. A swimmer found Kermit floating upside down …

  • 16 October

    Two arrested on soft-shell turtles harvesting charges

    Florida Softshell Turtle

    (From floridatoday.com)- Two Florida men face hefty fines in connection with harvesting soft-shell turtles in an area of the St. Johns River where turtle harvesting is prohibited. They had two trot lines, totaling about five-miles in length, with 5,000 hooks baited with raw chicken, and about 30 soft-shell turtles caught …

  • 14 October

    Rehabbed Loggerhead sea turtle returned to the sea

    Source: NOAA

    (From cbs4.com) Marathon, Fa- A protected loggerhead sea turtle that was repeatedly hacked with a machete has made a full recovery and been released back into the wild in the waters off the Florida Keys. The turtle, named “Johnny”, was released Tuesday near the west end of the Seven Mile …

  • 13 October

    Research released today reports almost 3,000 endangered Loggerhead sea turtles washed up dead on Baja California Sur Beaches over five-year period

    Loggerhead Turtle

    (FRom travelvideo.tv) Santa Cruz, CA- Wallace J. Nichols of California Academy of Sciences and University of California Santa Cruz researcher Hoyt Peckham have been counting endangered sea turtle carcasses; one part of their work to assess and eliminate threats to endangered loggerhead sea turtle populations in Baja California Sur, Mexico. …

  • 9 October

    6th person sentenced in endangered turtle case


    (From kjct8.com) Denver- A man who made boots for President Bush and former Mexican President Vicente Fox has been sentenced to two years in prison for his part in smuggling endangered sea turtle skins and other exotic leathers from Mexico to the United States. Martin Villegas Terrones of Leon, Mexico, …

  • 8 October

    What’s killing turtles in Lake Macquarie?

    Picture by Darren Pateman

    (From theherald.com.au)- A turtle found dead at Lake Macquarie has prompted calls from residents for urgent autopsies to uncover the cause of the ancient mariner”s plight. Scottish holiday maker Sandra Boyd stumbled upon the green sea turtle washed up on the bank of Carey Bay on Tuesday night, taking the …