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Green Sea Turtles

Amputee Turtle Gets Sweet Fighter Jet Wings And A New Lease On Life

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 05.23.2014 | Green

An immobilized green sea turtle in Israel has been given the chance to glide again. Hofesh (which translates to "freedom" in English), as he is...

LOOK: Turtle FedExed To Vegas To 'Retire'

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2013 | Miami

MIAMI (Reuters) - An ailing 320-pound, green sea turtle, believed to be about 50 years old, was packed in a customized FedEx crate to be shipped to La...

LOOK: Safe Travels, Endangered Sea Turtles!

The Baltimore Sun | Chris Korman | Posted 06.07.2013 | DC

Three endangered sea turtles that spent the winter in Baltimore departed Saturday evening, joining a caravan of at least 43 others bound for Florida's...

Dignity: You Can't Stop the Tortugueros

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 05.08.2013 | Travel
Wallace J Nichols

protecting sea turtles in northwest Mexico is becoming generational and cool. People know that turtles are worth more alive than dead and that they represent ocean health, responsible fishing, and resilient communities.

WATCH: Tiger Sharks Return To Cocos Island After Decades

Sandra Larriva | Posted 11.01.2012 | Travel
Sandra Larriva

There are few places left where you can predictably encounter tiger sharks without luring them in with bait, and to the surprise of many, Costa Rica's Cocos Island is now one of them.

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...

Cartoonist Jim Toomey Talks Shop and Sharks (VIDEO)

Bill Chameides | Posted 10.23.2012 | Arts
Bill Chameides

Sharks. For many that word brings up images of Jaws and a discordant note of fear. But not so for Sherman, the lovable, food-obsessed great white shark and star of the comic strip "Sherman's Lagoon" created by Duke alum Jim Toomey.

PHOTOS: Visiting Costa Rica's Turtle Maternity Ward

Karin Palmquist | Posted 01.15.2012 | Travel
Karin Palmquist

It's not just turtles that thrive in the nature reserve: The animal and plant diversity in Tortuguero National Park is among the highest in Costa Rica with over 400 kinds of birds and 60 species of frogs.

The Turtles Are Nesting in Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Michael Kaye | Posted 07.06.2011 | Travel
Michael Kaye

Being there to see these 300 pound creatures come up on the beach and lay their eggs is one of the most moving wildlife experiences on the planet.