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Nesting turtles give clues on oil spill's impact

(AP) -- Nearly hidden by brownish sand, the Kemps ridley sea turtle digging furiously with her back flippers as she carved out a flask-shaped hole to lay her eggs wasn't aware of the excitement she was generating ...

dateJun 01, 2011 in Ecology
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Africa's sea turtles need passports for protection

Satellite tracking of olive ridley sea turtles off the coast of Central Africa has revealed that existing protected areas may be inadequate to safeguard turtles from fishing nets, according to scientists with ...

dateMay 12, 2011 in Ecology
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Leatherback sea turtle nests increasing in Florida

The number of endangered leatherback sea turtle nests at 68 beaches in Florida has increased by 10.2 percent a year since 1979, according to a new Duke University-led study published in the current issue of the journal Ecological Ap ...

dateApr 04, 2011 in Ecology
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Dead animals are Exhibit A in Gulf investigation

(AP) -- Dead birds are wrapped in foil or paper, then sealed in plastic bags to avoid cross contamination. Dolphin tissue samples and dead sea turtles are kept in locked freezers. Field notebooks are collected and secured.

dateOct 14, 2010 in Environment
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Turtle, dugongs 'at risk under climate change'

The "turtle and dugong capital of the world", the northern Great Barrier Reef (GBR) and Torres Strait region, faces increased pressure under climate change from human actions such as fishing, hunting, onshore development ...

dateOct 08, 2010 in Ecology
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