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Plants & Animals May 14, 2021

Mitigating the impact of climate change on sea turtle hatchling sex ratios does not have to cost the earth

The sex of sea turtle hatchlings is determined by the temperature when the eggs incubate. A higher temperature produces more females, with males produced by lower temperatures.

Plants & Animals May 13, 2021

Helping endangered sea turtles, one emergency surgery at a time

"Help! I'm fishing and just caught a huge sea turtle. She's completely swallowed my hook." We are two veterinarians, Debra Moore, who specializes in sea turtles, and John Thomason, who specializes in internal medicine. This ...

Plants & Animals May 12, 2021

Health status of vulnerable gopher tortoises revealed in Southeastern Florida

The gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) is declining because of habitat loss and fragmentation, human interaction including collisions with vehicles, predation by domestic animals, and disease. These long-lived reptiles ...

Plants & Animals May 12, 2021

Seaspiracy: How to make fishing more sustainable by tackling bycatch

Capturing audiences worldwide with its no-holds-barred indictment of the fishing industry, Netflix's Seaspiracy is the latest documentary to draw attention to the plight of our oceans. With marine species at risk of extinction, ...

Plants & Animals May 11, 2021

Roads pose significant threat to bee movement and flower pollination

Roads can be barriers to wildlife of all sorts, and scientists have studied road impacts on animals ranging from Florida panthers and grizzly bears to box turtles, mice, rattlesnakes and salamanders.

Ecology May 11, 2021

Mediterranean turtles recovering at different rates

Numbers of two Mediterranean turtle species have risen in the last three decades—but in Cyprus the recoveries are happening at different rates, new research shows.

Ecology May 10, 2021

Illinois researchers working to save ornate box turtles

A team of Illinois researchers is using dogs to track down a threatened species of turtle.

Plants & Animals May 06, 2021

Sharks use Earth's magnetic fields to guide them like a map

Sea turtles are known for relying on magnetic signatures to find their way across thousands of miles to the very beaches where they hatched. Now, researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology on May 6 have some of ...

Plants & Animals May 05, 2021

New species of pelomedusoid turtle found in Madagascar

A team of researchers from Universität Freiburg, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Université d'Antananarivo and Stony Brook University has discovered a new species of pelomedusoid turtle in Madagascar. In their paper ...

Plants & Animals May 05, 2021

Legendary Sargasso sea may be sea turtles' destination during mysterious 'lost years'

New research indicates that the legendary Sargasso Sea, which includes part of the Bermuda Triangle and has long featured in fiction as a place where ships go derelict, may actually be an important nursery habitat for young ...

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