Plastic fishing nets, some the size of football fields, are washing up on Australia’s northern coastline, slowly killing endangered turtles and creating a “global hotspot” for plastic pollution.
When Eleanor the sea turtle was caught in a tropical storm off the coast of Florida, she coped surprisingly well. In fact, she hardly needed to use any extra energy during the four days the storm raged – and neither was she injured.
Leading suspect — climate change — doesn’t fully explain what is happening to leatherback turtles in the US Virgin Islands.
Sea gypsies could be the culprits behind the recent discovery of mutilated green sea turtles on Pulau Bum Bum off Semporna, whose carcasses were found with their stomachs ripped apart.
Over 12,000 sea turtles die between September and November every year along the length of the country’s eastern coast because of getting caught in fishing nets.
Half the endangered green sea turtles in the Indian River Lagoon suffer from life-threatening tumors, caused by a herpes virus that doesn’t infect us, but that we make worse for turtles.
“Both the sea water and the sand are having a higher temperature that allows this reptile, the sea turtle, to hatch during the winter, something that was not before,” explains Peña during a nighttime egg collection in Puerto Vallarta.
A female sea turtle was rescued from poachers Wednesday night after a conservation officer discovered her tied up in the sand in West Bay located on the west side of Grand Cayman Island.
The rapid pace of development in Phuket over the past two decades has devastated the natural habitats where turtles once laid eggs on the island’s beaches.
In southern Lebanon, near the border with Israel, lies a distinctive orange house. Located just past a Lebanese Armed Forces military checkpoint in the Mediterranean city of Tyre, it is surrounded by luscious banana groves, sleeping goats and chirping birds.
An adult sea turtle was killed yesterday on Isla Mujeres as she was preparing to lay eggs on a beach.
The Green Party on Monday expressed its anger over the brutal killing of a sea turtle along the Paphos coast and condemned the response of the fisheries department.