Sea turtles have evolved a set of defenses against sharks, using their unusual shape, and their ability to flexibly change direction to evade these efficient predators. In this case, a tiger shark is shown attacking a sea turtle.Read more
Skyler Thomas presents an interview with Randall Arauz, the President of Pretoma (Progama Restauración de Tortugas Marianas) about how sea turtles protect themselves from sharks.
Young loggerhead turtles swim into oncoming ocean currents rather than drifting along.
By combining satellite tracking data on adult turtles with models of how the world's sea water moves researchers from Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research in Kiel, Germany have showns that locations encountered in the earliest years are a powerful draw.
If these foraging sites are favourable and not too distant, the turtles will swim directly back to them as adults, time and time again. Conversely, If they are not suitable locations, the adults may simply not undertake migrations and just feed in the open ocean.Read more
Experiences as little hatchlings adrift in ocean currents have a huge influence on how turtles migrate.
A core migratory corridor of 1,150 km length and 30,800 km2 area was defined, of which 52% fell within 11 reserves.Read more
The value of Australia's newly established network of marine parks has been highlighted by an international project
In 1979, there were only 62 nests in the state, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. This year, there were 35,000.
According to a study published published in the journal Conservation Biology, sea turtles today are more likely to ingest plastic than they were in the 1980s.Read more
Australian study reveals marked increase in plastic consumption
The study focused on green turtles on Ascension Island. They found that eggs laid by turtles on a naturally hot beach withstand temperatures better than eggs found on cooler beaches just a few kilometers away.Read more
Research led by the University of Exeter shows that some turtles are naturally heat-tolerant.
Save Our Leatherbacks Operation completed its fourth year of expeditions to the nesting beaches located in very remote Papua Barat.
We have reported on the plight of the sea turtles before. We have reported how they were being butchered by the thousands. And we have asked for your support and signatures on a petition to stop the slaughter of these ancient ocean citizens.