During the summer, female sea turtles
return to the same beaches where they were born to lay their eggs.
She used chemistry to test a 20-year-old idea that green sea turtles
grow up in the open ocean.
Previously, the Bahamian government permitted harvesting of all species of sea turtles
except the hawksbill.
At a discussion group at the US Embassy in Muscat, which also marked Earth Day on April 22, a selection of authorities on sea turtles
discussed the value of the creatures, the problems they face and potential solutions.
have inhabited tropical and subtropical seas throughout the world for over 100 million years.
Young sea turtles
of the pelagic Sargassum-dominated drift community: habitat use, population density, and threats.
On land too, sea turtles
do their bit by laying eggs in the hollows of dunes, providing nourishment for dune vegetation, which plays a critical role in preventing erosion.
A NEW campaign to save sea turtles
from being farmed for food in the world's last commercial farm has been backed by North Tyneside MP Mary Glindon.
of the eastern Pacific; advances in research and conservation.
A total of 1262 loggerhead sea turtles
(Caretta caretta) were captured in 23% (951) of 4207 sampling events.
Leatherback sea turtles
are among the world's largest reptiles, and adults commonly weigh in excess of 1000 pounds," the (http://news.
become cold-stunned because they are ectothermic, meaning their body temperature is controlled by their surrounding environment.
Four sea turtles
have been returned to the Mediterranean after a long stay in a rehabilitation centre in Israel.
The Big Jumeirah Sea Turtle
Race will also take place at the event where six satellite tagged sea turtles
are released back into the Arabian Gulf.
Protecting sea turtles
is important year 'round - especially in Southwest Florida where turtles nest on local beaches from May 1-Oct.