Tens of thousands of sea turtles are caught each year by small-scale fishers off South America’s Pacific coast, new research shows.
Lamma Island beach clean-up for sea turtles draws 2,000 volunteers as sightings of the creatures dwindle
Known as Turtle Beach, the area is one of a few nesting grounds in southern China for endangered sea turtles, and is closed to the public between June and October – a measure introduced a decade ago to protect the area from human impact.
Every month, nearly eight marine species wash up on Goa’s beaches, dead and decomposed. Five turtles and one or two humpbacked dolphins wash up every month while a porpoise is seen every two months.
A new study from Florida State University researchers shows that increasing microplastic accumulation along the Gulf’s beaches could alter the composition of shoreline sand and jeopardize the turtles’ sensitive incubation environments.
Lakhs of hatchlings of olive ridley sea turtles were found to have been buried alive at Gahirmatha nesting ground as the babies failed to emerge out of pits due to compaction of sand particles caused by recent spells of a thundershower.
A routine traffic ticket on a federal highway turned into the largest seizure of contraband turtle eggs ever made by the Federal Police. Traffic ticket led to discovery of 22,000 eggs.
Hebrew media reports said that rocks were also found near the turtles’ bodies — which were daubed with what appeared to be red paint — prompting concerns the animals had been stoned to death on Betzet Beach, just south of Rosh Hanikra on Israel’s northern border with Lebanon.
Conservationists are outraged over a video on social media showing people attempting to ride a leatherback turtle over the Easter weekend.
A compassionate fisherman from Vietnam is probably winning the hearts of many netizens around the globe for releasing a rare turtle back into the ocean and refusing the money offered to him beforehand.
Yet another loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) was found fatally wounded on a beach in Nafplio in southern Greece Thursday. The turtle had received multiple blows to its head and shell.
Tiny olive ridley turtles have hatched in India’s financial capital Mumbai for the first time in two decades after a major cleanup of a beach, officials said today.
Since he was a boy, Soumyaranjan Biswal has kept a night vigil at the beach near his coastal Indian village where tens of thousands of tiny olive ridley turtles gather to lay their eggs.