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August, 2008

  • 5 August

    100-Pound Turtle’s Fate in Limbo

    Emily Garber/egarber

    (From pnj.com)- Some people are outraged by a Jay family”s capture of an estimated 100-pound alligator snapping turtle last weekend on the Escambia River and a comment that they might eventually kill it. Richard Mast of Pensacola said he and friends believe its treatment is “totally outrageous. It is not …

  • 4 August

    26th Rare Turtle Found Washed Up

    From news.bbc.co.uk

    (From news.bbc.co.uk)- A rare loggerhead turtle rescued from the sea off Gower, south Wales is thought to be the 26th to be found in UK waters this year. The female turtle – named Nemo – has been transferred to the Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay, Cornwall. The turtle, which is …

July, 2008

  • 31 July

    Endangered Sea Turtles Leave Maine For Home

    From wcsh6.com

    (From wcsh6.com) Biddeford- 4 endangered sea turtles are swimming their way back home after a long rehabilitation in Maine. The turtles have been living at the Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center in Biddeford, known as MARC, since January. They were recovering from being cold-stunned, a kind of hypothermia. Kemp”s Ridley turtles …

  • 30 July

    NOAA Offers up to $1,000 for Information on Sea Turtle Poaching

    (From 7thspace.com)- NOAA’s Fisheries Service Office of Law Enforcement is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of persons poaching endangered sea turtles in the Territory of Guam and in the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands. Turtle poaching is an ongoing problem in the Guam …

  • 30 July

    St. Kitts/Nevis Turtle Population In Crisis

    (From sunstkitts.com)- The St. Kitts/Nevis Monitoring Network, co-ordinator, Dr. Kimberly Stewart revealed that accidental capture is one of the major factors that has been responsible for the endangerment of the turtle population in St. Kitts/Nevis. Dr. Stewart praised the Federation for being very fortunate to have three species of turtles, …

  • 30 July

    Record Number of Turtle Strandings


    (From itn.co.uk)- An unprecedented number of sea turtles are stranding on the UK coast, an aquarium has warned after another one of the animals was rescued from a beach in Wales. The rare loggerhead turtle was found at Ogmore by Sea, near Bridgend, and taken to the Blue Reef Aquarium …

  • 30 July

    Thieves Pilfer Sea Turtle Eggs in Flagler

    Sea Turtle

    (From news-journalonline.com)- Thieves hit three sea turtle nests on Flagler Beach sometime overnight Sunday, making off with an estimated 106 eggs and breaking a host of state and federal laws in the process. State and federal laws protect sea turtles, their eggs and their nests.  

  • 25 July

    Hurricane Dolly Could Help Rare Sea Turtles

    From koaa.com

    (From koaa.com)- The sea turtle rescue mission in South Padre Island, Texas is in ruins after a direct hit from Dolly.The most precious are the Kemp’s Ridley turtles. Their eggs were collected from the beach in an effort to save the rare species. They hatched just days before Dolly came …

  • 25 July

    Five Endangered Turtles Released At Sea

    (From the-news.net)-  Five turtles, of an endangered species, were released back to their natural habitat on Tuesday morning after being taken care of at Zoomarine over the last couple of years. Dayo, Dolly, Explorer, Estrunfe and Fyglia were released by the Portuguese Navy in the Portimão area.The five common-turtles, one …

  • 25 July

    Turtle Readies For Release

    (From wickedlocal.com) Buzzards Bay- Next week the young Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle will be returned to the ocean after two years of rehabilitation at the National Marine Life Center and Woods Hole. She – her gender is a matter of educated speculation amongst the staff – was found on Sandy …

  • 24 July

    Drive To Save Sea Turtles

    (From gulf-daily-news.com)- Bahrain is launching a national campaign to help protect its sea turtles, it was announced yesterday. It comes after a study by the Bahrain Centre for the Studies and Research (BCSR) that revealed 170 sea turtles died due to people fishing with nets in the first quarter of …

  • 23 July

    400-Pound Sunfish Washes Ashore In Md.

    From delawareonline.com

    (From delawareonline.com)- The 400-pound carcass of a rare deep-water fish washed ashore at 26th Street, apparently killed by the propeller of a large boat.Ocean City lifeguards found the ocean sunfish with four parallel slices to its body, with part of its head also missing from a propeller strike, said Beach …