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Turtle extinction event bodes ill for our waterways

A number of distressed and dead turtles were found by canoeists in the Bellinger River on the north coast of New South Wales on Wednesday February 18 this year. At that time, it was reported by NSW National Parks and Wildlife ...

dateMar 25, 2015 in Ecology
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Green sea turtles recover in Florida, Mexico

Long considered an endangered species, green sea turtles in Florida and Mexico have bounced back and officials said Friday they are seeking to change the turtles' protected status to "threatened."

dateMar 20, 2015 in Ecology
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A sea change for ocean resource management

Ocean ecosystems around the world are threatened by overfishing, extensive shipping routes, energy exploration, pollution and other consequences of ocean-based industry. Data exist that could help protect these vulnerable ...

dateMar 11, 2015 in Ecology
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Baby sea turtles starved of oxygen by beach microbes

On a small stretch of beach at Ostional in Costa Rica, hundreds of thousands of sea turtles nest simultaneously in events known as arribadas. Because there are so many eggs in the sand, nesting females frequently dig up previously ...

dateFeb 26, 2015 in Ecology
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