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New assessment of plastic pollution risk to sea turtles

Pollution of the oceans has been identified as a major risk in recent years. The impact is not only on the appearance of the seas, but the impact on sea creatures and the food chain. One marine animal impacted is the sea turtle.

Climate change is adversely affecting sea turtles

Swansea - Sea turtles are endangered animals, with the global population in decline. Risks include hunting, for turtle eggs and skin, and now, based on new research, from climate change.

Study claims half the world's sea turtles have eaten plastic

A new study was released and it claims that half of the planet's sea turtles have eaten some form of plastic at some point in their lives.

Five fascinating facts that you may not know about sea turtles

Each year, in its quest for tasty jellyfish, the leatherback sea turtle travels an astounding 10,000 miles crossing the entire Pacific Ocean, in a journey that stretches from Asia to the U.S. West Coast from Washington to California.

Sea turtles use Earth's magnetic field to navigate home: study

For millions of years, sea turtles have navigated the oceans to return to their birthplace to excavate nests and lay eggs. Scientists have long been mystified because it wasn't known how they did this.

Why do female Sea Turtles return to their place of birth?

Scientists studying Loggerhead turtles have offered an explanation as to why male and female turtles adopt different strategies for mating. The females always return to their island of birth, however males will mate at multiple locations.

Sea turtles return to Trinidad Special

It’s sea turtle nesting time in the tropics. And thanks to the efforts of a local nature group on Trinidad, leatherbacks have one more spot to nest safely.

Hawaiian beaches may erode, but not our protection of turtles Special

The North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii is home to the spectacular waves of world class surfing competitions, yet its beaches offer safe harbor to endangered green sea turtles. And once on land, the turtles receive an aloha welcome by human protectors.

Army, Navy guarding sea turtles nesting on Nicaraguan beaches

Managua - Army soldiers and Navy personnel have taken positions in wildlife refuges on the beaches of the Pacific coast of Nicaragua with the mission of protecting nesting sea turtles from egg looters.

BP accused of burning alive endangered sea turtles

In attempts to control oil spewing from its ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico, BP “burn fields” are burning alive endangered sea turtles, further hindering any improvements in the relationship between conservationists and the foreign-based oil giant

Confused newly hatched sea turtles march into Italian restaurant

Instead of marching into the sea by instinct, the newly hatched turtles took a path to a seaside Italian restaurant. The diners were startled before rescue workers saved the turtles.

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