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Tags to track and preserve Mary River turtles

Researchers from Charles Darwin University (CDU) are trying to find a solution to help recover the Mary River turtle population by tracking their movements with an acoustic device.

Ensuring sea turtles in rehab get a proper diet

Loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) are opportunistic carnivores that primarily feed on invertebrates and fish. In the wild, they eat a variety of food items depending on their life stage and geographic location. For ...

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 ...

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 ...

Steep decline in giant sea turtles seen off US West Coast

Scientists were documenting stranded sea turtles on California's beaches nearly 40 years ago when they noticed that leatherbacks—massive sea turtles that date to the time of the dinosaurs—were among those washing up on ...

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