Surprise discovery off California exposes loggerhead 'lost years'
The discovery of numerous juvenile loggerhead turtles by a NOAA Fisheries research survey more than 200 miles off the Southern California Coast has revealed new details about a mysterious part of the endangered ...
Researchers develop new-generation 'thinking' biomimetic robots as ocean engineering solutions
NUS Engineering researchers are closer to creating underwater robotic creatures with a brain of their own – besides behaving like the real thing. In the near future, it would not be too tall an order for the team to produce ...
Deakin researcher calls for citizen scientists to help save rare 500kg turtle
A Deakin University marine scientist is asking coastal Victorian and Tasmanian locals and summer holidaymakers to help save one of the ocean's biggest yet most elusive endangered creatures.
Ecologists save endangered turtles weakened by the drought
Biologists with the UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science recently went on a rescue mission to save endangered turtles that have become dehydrated, emaciated and stressed-out by the extended ...
Texas biologists warm chilled sea turtles
(AP)—Marine biologists have flown dozens of endangered sea turtles from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to Galveston, Texas, for treatment of hypothermia.
Leatherback turtle nesting season begins in Nicaragua
With this year's first recorded leatherback nests in Nicaragua, conservationists are crossing their fingers for a good season.
Vietnam seizes over 1,000 dead endangered sea turtles
Vietnam's environmental police have seized a record haul of over 1,000 endangered sea turtles which were being prepared for illegal export to China, an official said Tuesday.
Scientists solve reptile mysteries with landmark study on the evolution of turtles
A team of scientists, including researchers from the California Academy of Sciences, has reconstructed a detailed "tree of life" for turtles. The specifics of how turtles are related—to one another, to ...
Bodies of 500 sea lions found on Peruvian beach
Peruvian authorities were investigating Sunday the deaths of some 500 sea lions whose rotting corpses were found on a northern beach.
Endangered green turtles may feed, reside at Peru's central, northern coast
Peruvian coastal waters may provide suitable habitat that may help the recovery of endangered South Pacific green turtles, according to a study published November 19, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ON ...
Endangered green sea turtle recovering from surgery to remove life-threatening tumors
An endangered green sea turtle rescued last month in the lower Florida Keys was recovering today after surgery performed Friday to remove potentially life-threatening tumors from its eyes.
Green turtles point to the future of healthy environments
University of Queensland scientists are seeking to understand contaminant exposure of green turtles and evaluate their impact on near shore populations.
Origin of the unique ventilatory apparatus of turtles
Through the careful study of modern and early fossil tortoise, researchers now have a better understanding of how tortoises breathe and the evolutionary processes that helped shape their unique breathing ...
Trade protections proposed for four species of turtles
Faced with growing concerns about the hunting of freshwater turtles in the United States for Asian food markets, federal officials this week proposed adding four species to an international list of plants and animals designed ...