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August, 2008

  • 25 August

    Sea turtles get a second shot


    (From dailypress.com)- Three stranded sea turtles dubbed “Snap”, “Crackle”, and “Pop” will be released off Cape Charles on Tuesday by the Virginia Aquarium. In July they were rescued from the cooling water intake of a nuclear generator station. All had injuries and needed to be rehabilitated. The aquarium treated them …

  • 25 August

    New turtle trail at fishing pond

    Loggerhead baby turtle

    (From newsday.co.tt)- Some of Trinidad and Tobago’s beaches have been an important nesting area for many species of turtles such as the Leatherback, Loggerhead, Olive Riddley, Green and Hawksbill.  However, due to marine by-catch, slaughter for meat, illegal poaching of eggs, natural predation on eggs and hatchlings, habitat change and …

  • 20 August

    Turtles threatened by development and harmful fishing, warns UN agency

    From un.org

    (From un.org)- Marine turtle populations in the Indian Ocean region and South-East Asia are under threat from coastal tourism, and commercial and illegal fishing practices, the United Nations environment agency reported today ahead of a meeting in Bali to sign a conservation agreement. Although the most common threat to marine …

  • 20 August

    Tiny Endangered Turtles Ship Out To Sea

    Tony Giberson/tgiberson@pnj.com

    (From pnj.com) Gulf of Mexico- More than 100 2-day-old turtles were released into the Gulf from Opal Beach this morning. The turtles, called Kemp’s Ridley turtles, are the most critically endangered species of sea turtle. The turtles have an estimated survival rate of one in 10,000 and there are only …

  • 19 August

    Bill Seeks To Protect Leatherback Turtle Habitat

    From journalcr.com

    (From journalcr.com)- A new bill, No. 16.915, currently being studied in Congress, is seeking to protect the habitats of leatherback turtles, specifically in within the Las Baulas Marine National Park in Guanacaste.  The bill builds on the fact that Costa Rica has been internationally recognized as a key nesting area …

  • 18 August

    MEPA Tracking Vicky And Zeus Along The Mediterranean

    Photo: Charles and Tony Sammut

    (From timesofmalta.com)- The two were released on July 25 after having satellite transmitters attached to their shells as part of a year-long exercise by the Malta Environment and Planning Authority (Mepa) to identify important areas of migration and feeding of turtles. Vicky lost her front limb when she got entangled …

  • 17 August

    Future Looks Promising for Kemp’s Ridleys


    (From caller.com) Padre Island, Texas- A record 195 Kemp”s ridley nests were found on the Texas coast this nesting season, which runs from April to mid-July. It”s the fifth consecutive record-breaking year since record keeping began in 1980. Kemp”s ridleys, among the smallest known sea turtles, typically nest during the …

  • 15 August

    Caretta Caretta in Belek Need Protection

    Loggerhead Sea Turtle from Wikipedia

    (From turkishdailynews.com.tr) Turkey- Sea turtle nesting areas have created an alternative form of tourism in the Mediterranean region, but experts are concerned that the vulnerable creatures are still not being adequately protected. Out of eight species of sea turtles in the world, five exist in the Mediterranean, and two of …

  • 12 August

    Island Board OKs New Lighting Law for Turtles

    Loggerhead baby From Wikipedia

    (From ledger-enquirer.com) Jekyll Island, Georgia- The Jekyll Island Authority board approved an update Monday to 1981 rules meant to prevent loggerhead turtle hatchlings from being disoriented by artificial light and losing their way to the sea. The new rules require that exterior lights visible from the beach point down and …

  • 10 August

    Environmentalists Focusing on Preservation of Kuwait Turtles

    Sea turtle

    (From arabtimesonline.com) Kuwait-  International laws protecting turtles have been enforced due to a drop in their numbers, which is due to development projects and other constructions and activities along and within the waters. In this regard, Director of Live Resources at the Environment Public Authority (EPA), Mona Al-Faraj, told that …

  • 7 August

    Turtle Nests a Record in Georgia

    From wikipedia.org

    (From savannahnow.com) Brunswick- Loggerhead sea turtles are in the midst of a record-breaking nesting season on Georgia beaches, state wildlife biologists said. Five species of sea turtle are found in waters off the Georgia coast: loggerhead, leatherback, green, hawksbill and Kemp”s ridley.Three nesting female loggerheads are among those found dead, …

  • 5 August

    National Parks Seeks to Consolidate Mission

    From journalcr.com

    (From journalcr.com) Costa Rica-  Las Baulas is located some 274 km northwest of San Jose, and it’s considered the most important leatherback nesting site remaining in the eastern Pacific Ocean, as this species is in critical danger of extinction. Just like leatherback turtles, many other species living in Costa Rica’s …