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Video: Endangered turtles hatch at the Prospect Park Zoo

Five Chinese big-headed turtles (Platysternon megacephalum) have hatched at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Prospect Park Zoo. Hatched in November, this is the first time the species has successfully reproduced at a zoo ...

Dec 18, 2013
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Longline fishing endangers sea turtles

When a marine turtle is incidentally by-caught by a longliner, fishermen try to cut the line —without hauling it on board— and release the turtle into the sea. However, a research published in the journal ...

Nov 26, 2013
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A lot less sea turtles arriving in Nicaragua

Authorities and environmentalists say the number of sea turtles arriving on Nicaragua's Pacific coast is dropping sharply this year, something they say could be an effect of climate change.

Sep 06, 2013
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Time 'running out' to save tuna stocks

Time is running out to save some species of tuna from overfishing, environmental groups warned Monday, calling for Japan to take the lead in reducing the global catch.

Aug 26, 2013
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