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April, 2017

  • 3 April

    Shrunken habitat behind diminishing Olive Ridley population

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    Odisha coast is the largest mass-nesting ground in the world for the critically endangered Olive Ridley turtles. This year, the Arribada, as it is popularly known, saw the largest number of arrivals. According to the forest officials monitoring the turtle “landings”, over six lakh of them arrived by the fourth …

January, 2017

  • 18 January

    Signs of hope for endangered sea turtles

    Image by Calandra Turner UC San Diego

    Bones from dead turtles washed up on Mexican beaches indicate that Baja California is critical to the survival of endangered North Pacific loggerhead sea turtles, which travel some 7,500 miles from their nesting sites in Japan to their feeding grounds off the coast of Mexico…

  • 11 January

    30 Olive Ridley turtles found dead on Chennai beaches


    At least 30 Olive Ridley turtles have been found dead on the sea shores along Chennai over the last one week. On the Tiruvanmayur beach alone caucuses of five turtles were found. Experts say they are 12 to 15 years old. With the nesting season just beginning, turtle conservationists are …

July, 2016

  • 11 July

    60% of Loggerhead turtles stranded on beaches in South Africa had ingested plastic

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    Researchers have found that 60 percent of post-hatchling loggerhead turtles stranded on southern Cape beaches in South Africa have been impacted by growing quantities of human-caused debris such as plastic fragments, packaging and fibers. A new study published in Marine Pollution Bulletin last month reported that 24 out of 40 …

  • 5 July

    Turtle herpes outbreak hints at Great Barrier Reef contamination

    Karina Jones- James Cook University

    It’s a turtle tragedy. Tumours are crippling an increasing number of green sea turtles on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, with pollution being investigated as the prime culprit. The animals have a turtle-specific herpesvirus that causes fibropapillomatosis – a condition in which disfiguring tumours grow on the eyes, flippers, tail, shell or internal organs…

  • 5 July

    Turtles increasingly at risk, say experts, as concern for wider health of Great Barrier Reef grows


    There are reports that turtle numbers are dropping, with starvation and abandoned fishing nets causing havoc, as concern for the wider health of the Great Barrier Reef grows. The Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre has been looking for new larger premises to cope with the increasing number of turtles brought to …

January, 2016

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October, 2014

  • 2 October

    Pollution linked to lethal sea turtle tumors

    The study, published Tuesday in the peer-reviewed open-access journal PeerJ, shows that nitrogen in the runoff ends up in algae that the turtles eat, promoting the formation of tumors on the animals’ eyes, flippers and internal organs…

May, 2014

  • 19 May

    Sea Turtles Turning Female With Warmer Climate

    Sea Turtles Turning Female With Warmer Climate

    As world temperatures rise due to global warming, many animals are being affected, both positively and negatively. The publication Nature Climate Change is publishing research on Monday that states that the population of sea turtles will begin turning its numbers to have a greater proportion of females with the emergence …

February, 2014