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Calling all sea turtle lovers! In honor of World Sea Turtle Day on June 16, 2014, we're taking a special look at sea turtles species found in U.S. waters and the science we use to protect these magnificent marine creatures. Sea turtles are air-breathing reptiles with streamlined bodies and larg...
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It’s that time of the year again; nesting season is officially in full swing throughout the state of Florida! About 90% of all sea turtle nesting in the United States takes place on Florida’s beaches, which means it is critical that residents and visitors alike do their part to ensure that...
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A state-of-the-art clean solar energy system is helping Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) protect endangered sea turtles at its new research station on Soropta Beach, Panama. Designed and installed by FTL Global Solutions (FTL), an innovator of lightweight, rugged energy systems ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) kicked off its seventh annual Tour de Turtles (TdT) with a live sea turtle release on July 27 at the Barrier Island Center, located in the heart of the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge in Melbourne Beach, Florida. Loggerhead Melba was released in Fl...
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Posted by on in Animals
Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) began its 2014 Tour de Turtles (TdT) with a live sea turtle release on July 27th at the Barrier Island Center, located in the heart of the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge in Melbourne Beach, Florida. The marathon is a fun and ...
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By Harvey Rice Ninety-four tiny members of the world’s most endangered sea turtle species struggled across the beach to reach the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday as park rangers waved away gulls looking for a quick meal. Only a handful of the 3-inch Kemp’s ridley turtles will avoid predators and other ...
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According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) there are many endangered species all over the world and some more than others. The IUCN helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. The most critically endangered types ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Five things you may or may not know about sea turtles: They can live 80 years or longer. They're important to ocean and beach ecologies. They're immune to (and happily feed on) deadly box jellyfish. All seven species worldwide are either endangered or critically endangered. And solar panels might be...
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Today we begin a journey. Two inexperienced (in film) sisters sit in a quiet bedroom in the early evening, thinking. We discuss camera angles, locations for filming, possible interviews, questions that need to be asked, ideas that need to be emphasized and knowledge that we wish to share. Not&n...
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Posted by on in Fishing
Thousands of endangered marine turtles could be saved in the Coral Triangle region if the fishing industry started using innovative and responsible fishing gear, a WWF analysis shows. Towards the Adoption of Circle Hooks to Reduce Fisheries Bycatch in the Coral Triangle Region makes a strong case f...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
Wildlife experts in the United States have announced an ambitious plan to rescue hundreds of turtle nests and eggs from the potential impacts of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Using a strategy never tested before on such a massive scale, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will coordinate the ...
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While BP struggles to finally seal the leaking Gulf of Mexico oil well, an equally desperate battle has been enjoined on the surface to save endangered sea turtles from meeting an oily grave. Jane Lubchenco, head of the US government's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), said Tu...
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