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Endangered Sea Turtles

Mood Lighting Is Saving Florida’s Endangered Sea Turtles

TakePart | Jade Walker | Posted 02.01.2016 | Science

Sea turtles are faithful—to their nesting beaches, that is. Females of all seven sea turtle species return to the same beach time and again to nest,...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...