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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.

dateSep 06, 2013 in Ecology
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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.

dateAug 26, 2013 in Ecology
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Nesting Gulf loggerheads face offshore risks

Threatened loggerhead sea turtles in the northern Gulf of Mexico can travel distances up to several hundred miles and visit offshore habitats between nesting events in a single season, taking them through waters impacted ...

dateJul 15, 2013 in Ecology
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Genomic analysis solves the turtle mystery

The turtle has always been considered somewhat odd in evolutionary terms. In addition to lacking the hole in the skull—the temporal fenestra—that is characteristic of the egg-laying amniotes, the structure ...

dateJun 28, 2013 in Ecology
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