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Turtles suffer 'Floater Syndrome' when they ingest plastic

More and more sea turtles are suffering from 'Floater Syndrome', a condition that inhibits them from diving for food or protection caused by ingesting plastic<p>Green Turtles should be happily and healthily swimming at home in the water. However, due to an increased intake of plastic, more and more …


The Sea Turtle Hospital

In the Florida Keys, the Turtle Hospital is fighting to save the dwindling population of American sea turtles. The hospital, which works to rehabilitate sick and injured sea turtles, treats human-caused conditions like flipper amputations, shell damage from boat collisions, and intestinal issues …

Sea Turtles

He Loved Sea Turtles. They Killed Him for It.

It’s not only the drug cartels that use deadly violence to eliminate their enemies. When environmentalists stand up to big business, they’re liable …

Florida Power Plant Has Sucked In Over 4,100 Sea Turtles in the Past Decade

Over the past decade, over 4,100 sea turtles — averaging to more than a turtle a day — have been sucked into the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant on …


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LED-lit fishing nets save sea turtles from getting caught

Sometimes, it's the simplest tech that makes the biggest difference. University of Exeter researchers have crafted fishing nets with evenly distributed green LED lights (one every 33 feet) that warn sea turtles away without spooking fish. While scientists have yet to nail the exact reason the …

Couple is sentenced to six months in prison for smuggling sea turtle eggs from Mexico

A Southern California couple has been sentenced to six months in prison for smuggling more than 900 endangered sea turtle eggs into the United States from Mexico, the U.S. attorney's office said.<p>Jose and Olga Jimenez pleaded guilty Feb. 19 to charges of conspiracy, smuggling and unlawful …

Green sea turtles are no longer endangered in Florida and Mexico

Decades of conservation efforts have paid off for green sea turtles in Florida and Mexico. In the late 1970s, populations dwindled due to heavy …

Sea Turtles

Why Are Sea Turtles Endangered?

Sea Turtle, Punalu'u Beach

Resting Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle

Green Sea Turtle, Bonaire

Saving Endangered Sea Turtles

There’s an app for saving endangered sea turtles

An Australian mobile app has been launched to help save endangered loggerhead sea turtles at threat from coastal development. It’s called the Turtle …

LED lights could save an endangered species from extinction

Scientists from the University of Exeter have completed a study that suggests attaching lights to fishing nets dramatically reduced the amount of sea turtles are accidentally caught. The study took place in Sechura Bay in northern Peru.<p>"The turtle populations in the eastern Pacific are among the …


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