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Rescuing Sea Turtles From Fishermen’s Nets
Published: Mon, 15 Oct 2018 18:11:48 GMT
Description: An organization on the coast of Kenya tries to persuade local residents to help return the trapped reptiles to the ocean, rather than sell their meat and shells for a living.
Just a Few Pieces of Plastic Can Kill Sea Turtles
Published: Thu, 13 Sep 2018 17:11:47 GMT
Description: A new study shows that especially for young turtles, ingesting just a little more than a dozen pieces of plastic in the ocean can be lethal.
In Fashion: Fall’s Nightgown-Like Dresses, in the Light of Day
Published: Thu, 09 Aug 2018 13:11:56 GMT
Description: Long and lovely, these garments are best when thrown on quickly and worn out casually.
A Toxic Tide Is Killing Florida Wildlife
Published: Mon, 30 Jul 2018 20:29:39 GMT
Description: Toxic algal blooms are not unusual off the state’s coast, but the current episode is the longest in more than a decade.
Turtle Researcher’s Award Rescinded After He Uses Racy Photos of Women in Presentation
Published: Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:05:06 GMT
Description: A herpetologist was being honored for his scientific achievements. The award was swiftly rescinded when he showed revealing photos of women in swimsuits.
Saving Turtles in Bali, Egg by Precious Egg
Published: Sat, 07 Jul 2018 15:59:10 GMT
Description: A largely volunteer effort to help vulnerable sea turtles is improving their plight in Indonesia.
Threatened: A Green-Haired Turtle That Can Breathe Through Its Genitals
Published: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 17:47:18 GMT
Description: Getting on the endangered list issued by the Zoological Society of London isn’t actually about looks. Creatures have to be evolutionarily distinctive, not just weird.
Ancient Crocodiles Once Feasted on Giant Tortoises on This Island
Published: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:00:18 GMT
Description: Bite marks on fossils found on an atoll near eastern Africa suggest that this paradise for the world’s most common giant tortoise may have once been a much scarier place.
He Traded a Tortoise for a Turtle. He Got 6 Months in Jail.
Published: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:49:11 GMT
Description: A Queens man who traded a 95-pound tortoise stolen from a nature center for $300 and a musk turtle has always been “an animal lover,” his mother says. “That’s really his downfall.”
More Female Sea Turtles Born as Temperatures Rise
Published: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 17:12:29 GMT
Description: Male hatchlings are disappearing on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, a new study shows, because the growing warmth of nests produces more females.
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