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Endangered Sea Turtles

Watch 150 Tiny Sea Turtles Make Their First Run Into Ocean Waters

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 09.26.2014 | Green

Baby sea turtles hatch on land and must immediately make for the ocean. It can be a long and perilous crawl, but sometimes they get a helping hand. ...

12 Sea Turtle Facts That Prove How Cool They Are

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green

Monday was World Sea Turtle Day, which means it’s the perfect time to show one of our favorite dopey sea creatures some much-deserved turtley love. ...

In Face Of Shark Attacks, Some Suggest A Gruesome Preemptive Strike

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

Governments around the world have been debating -- and experimenting with -- shark culling to mitigate shark attacks. Culling is basically organize...

LOOK: Dentist Saves Turtle With Unusual Fix

AP | Posted 09.12.2013 | Miami

MARATHON, Fla. -- A dentist used denture repair adhesive to help mend an endangered green sea turtle's fractured shell in the Florida Keys. On Thursd...

Why Are So Many Sea Turtles Eating Plastic?

Posted 08.22.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon: Sea turtles around the world are eating plastic at an unprecedented pace, a new study reveals, with ...

Eight Arrested On Suspicion Of Smuggling Endangered Turtles

AP | Posted 09.18.2013 | Green

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Eight people have been arrested in Puerto Rico on federal charges of illegally trading endangered sea turtles for human ...

Endangered Sea Turtle Saved From 'Pirate Fishermen'

Posted 10.07.2012 | Green

From LiveScience: Rangers at Cocos Island, a Costa Rican national park in the Pacific Ocean, say they recently found an endangered green sea turtle...

Endangered Turtle On The Mend After Risky Surgery

AP | ALLEN REED | Posted 09.19.2012 | Green

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A team of 10 doctors and their assistants crowd around an operating table. An anesthesiologist warns Dr. Greg Lewbart that his ...

Will Saving Sea Turtles Kill The Gulf's Shrimping Industry?

AP | CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 08.06.2012 | Green

BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) -- Shrimpers who make a living in the bays and marshes of the Gulf of Mexico say pending rules forcing them to install clunky d...

Green Turtles Find Safe Haven In Protected Areas, Study Shows

Posted 03.19.2012 | Green

By OurAmazingPlanet Staff: Green turtles appear to find a benefit in heading to Marine Protected Areas over nonprotected areas of the ocean at meal...

WATCH: Turtles High-Five Just Like People

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.04.2012 | Green

One of these turtles must have done something awesome, since nothing else could have warranted such an enthusiastic high-five. Or maybe they're just c...

Groups Sue To Protect Endangered Sea Turtles Drowning In Shrimp Nets

AP | By ALAN SAYRE | Posted 12.13.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- Several wildlife protection groups are suing the federal agency that regulates fishing in U.S. waters, claiming the government isn't do...

LOOK: Endangered 700-Pound Sea Turtle Washes Up Dead In Montauk

East Hampton, NY Patch | Taylor K. Vecsey Email the Author | Posted 10.15.2011 | New York

A dead 700-pound leatherback sea turtle, which is an endangered species, has washed up on the shore in front of the Sun n' Sound Motel in Montauk. ...

Thousands of Gulf Sea Turtles Killed by Shrimp Trawls

Susan Cohn Rockefeller | Posted 08.22.2011 | Green
Susan Cohn Rockefeller

I was shocked to learn that while sea turtles have been undoubtedly affected by the massive oil spill last year, there's another culprit: Gulf of Mexico shrimp trawls.

Endangered Species To Be Killed Following Research Experiments

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Is killing an endangered species ever justified? A University of B.C. research team plans to kill seven endangered turtles after their research is com...

Shrimp Imports From Mexico Banned To Protect Endangered Turtles

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Mexico is losing its certification to export wild-harvest shrimp to the United States because its trawls lack required protections ...