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Endangered Turtles

Take A Ride On The Back Of A Giant Endangered Turtle

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 04.07.2015 | Green

As far as adaptation goes, many turtle species have been unable to keep up with our rapidly changing planet. The giant South American river turtle is ...

U.S. Declares 'Critical Habitat' Protection For Loggerhead Turtles

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2014 | Green

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C., July 9 (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday designated 685 miles (1,100 km) of beaches from ...

This State Senator Is Done Protecting Whales And Sea Turtles

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green

While whales were once a dwindling species, tens of thousands of the protected mammals now live and migrate through the coastal waters of the United S...

Disabled Turtle Fitted With Amazing Prosthetic Flippers After Shark Attack

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.12.2013 | Green

A disabled turtle pulled from a Japanese fisherman's net several years ago has been given a new lease on life with the development of high-tech, prost...

Student Surprised To Discover Some Drivers Target Helpless Turtles

Posted 05.06.2013 | Green

A Clemson University student was surprised by his findings this week after attempting to research the best way to ensure the safety of turtles trying ...

Shrimpers Battling Over Turtle Rules

AP | CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 10.01.2012 | Green

LAFITTE, La. (AP) — Efforts to protect endangered sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico have prompted strenuous complaints from the dwindling fleet of s...

Jellyfish Hunt Hurts Pacific Leatherback Turtles

Posted 05.17.2012 | Green

By Crystal Gammon, OurAmazingPlanet Contributor: When it comes to leatherback turtles, the world's largest species of sea turtle, there's a conundr...

Rare Turtles Come Home

AP | Posted 06.27.2012 | Green

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Turtles represent longevity and good luck, and that's certainly true for 18 rare smuggled turtles that were returned from...

WATCH: Extremely Rare Turtle Released Into Wild

Posted 01.20.2012 | Green

Conservation groups are celebrating after an endangered turtle was successfully released into the wild in Cambodia this week. The Southern River te...

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...

Costa Rica's Endangered Sea Turtles Released in Matapalo

Suzan Crane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Suzan Crane

It's virtually impossible to spend any time in Costa Rica -- much less live here -- and not be awed by its natural wonders.

Endangered Turtles Mysteriously Dying On Texas Gulf Coast

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HIGH ISLAND, Texas — Flies buzz everywhere and the stench is overwhelming as biologist Lyndsey Howell stops to analyze the remains of yet anothe...