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'The Man Who Saved The Sea Turtles'

...mpaign to protect various species of migratory sea turtles all over the world. In so doing, Carr, who died in...5 continues today, and recently, record numbers of turtles have nested at Tortuguero. Through the Caribbean Conservation Corporation, which he helped found i...

Rise of dinosaurs in Late Triassic more gradual than once thought

...r animals, including mammals, lizards, crocodiles, turtles and frogs, arose in the Late Triassic, between 235 and 200 million years ago, but it was only in the Jurassic period 200-120 million years ago that dinosaurs dominated the planet and all their predecessors vanished. Fossils of Late Triassic dinosaurs...

Assessing levies for by-catch could fund conservation measures

...stry lines accidentally catch so many seabirds and turtles that their populations are being threatened. One s...situation for a lot of endangered seabirds and sea turtles that are impacted by fisheries' by-catch." Donlan and co-author Chris Wilcox, a senior research scie...

Conservation Leadership Program announces 2007 awardees

...f threatened amphibians in Colombia and endangered turtles in Cambodia to the assessment and conservation of threatened bird species in China. The Conservation Leadership Programme offers support to teams of emerging conservation professionals across a set of countries chosen by BP based on areas of signif...

Rare soft-shell turtle, nesting ground found in Cambodia

...of the worlds largest and least studied freshwater turtles has been found in Cambodias Mekong River, raising ... wild in Cambodia in 2003, Cantors giant softshell turtles can grow up to 2 meters (6 feet) in length and weigh more than 50 kilograms (110 pounds). Only a fe...

Light sticks may lure turtles to fishing lines

CHAPEL HILL -- Thousands of loggerhead turtles die every year when they get tangled or hooked in ...fish. New research suggests a possible reason why turtles swim into the lines. The glowing light sticks that lure fish to longlines also attract turtles, acco...

US conservation efforts bring more marine turtles to UK

...tion efforts may have boosted the number of marine turtles visiting UK waters, according to University of Exe...rease in the number of loggerhead and Kemps ridley turtles in UK and French waters in the last twenty years. The research team believes this is most likely the...

US conservation efforts bring more marine turtles to UK

...tion efforts may have boosted the number of marine turtles visiting UK waters, according to University of Exe...rease in the number of loggerhead and Kemps ridley turtles in UK and French waters in the last twenty years. The research team believes this is most likely the...

Turtles are loyal in feeding as well as in breeding

... has discovered that, after laying their eggs, sea turtles travel hundreds of miles to feed at exactly the sa...uncil (NERC), shows for the first time that marine turtles appear to be as loyal to specific foraging sites and migratory routes as they are to nesting sites. ...

How do marine turtles return to the same beach to lay their eggs?

Marine turtles almost always return to the same beach to lay thei...CEDTM2, University of Pisa), shows that the marine turtles use a relatively simple navigation system involving the earths magnetic field, and this allows them ...

Scientists warn of climate change risk to marine turtles

North American marine turtles are at risk if global warming occurs at predicted ...lsius could completely eliminate the birth of male turtles from some beaches. A rise of three degrees Celsius would lead to extreme levels of infant mortality ...

Birth rate, competition are major players in hominid extinctions

..., snaring small mammals like rabbits and capturing turtles and birds. "Rather than being a specialized large mammal predator, modern humans would eat anything they could get their hands on. They eked out a living even if it meant eating grasshoppers or whatever," says Jablonski. "Even with this, modern hu...

Saving endangered whales at no cost

...needed to obtain optimal yields, while threatening turtles and non-targeted fish, including shark species, as bycatch....

Batfish to the rescue!

... of weed-mowers, the dugongs, while another green turtles is seriously endangered. "If Platax is the last grazer of dense weedy stands on inshore coral reefs and it goes into decline, the capacity of these reefs to recover from phase-shifts could be lost." For scientists and reef managers, the batfish ...

Governments should act now to save threatened turtles

...-1600s onwards, when massive harvesting of nesting turtles began. Only a few dozen individuals survive today....tion journal Endangered Species Research. Marine turtles spend most of their lives at sea, but where these Cayman Islands survivors live when they are not ne...

All the eggs in one basket

...nservation assessments of endangered Caribbean sea turtles are too optimistic, according to Loren McClenachan...stimate that today's current population of 300,000 turtles once was as large as 6.5 million adult turtles in the Cayman Islands in the 17th Century, with close...

Creating a window on 'oceans in motion'

...luding whales, tuna, elephant seals, seabirds, sea turtles and sharks. "Tiny microprocessors and sophisticated remote sensing systems now make it possible for scientists to explore the vast reaches of the open ocean from the perspective of the marine animals, whose extraordinary travels make them highly effe...

A dichotomy in migration patterns found for sea turtles in east Atlantic

...ng members of a large population of loggerhead sea turtles that nest on the Cape Verde islands off of West Af...nexpected dichotomy in turtle behavior: While some turtles leave the nesting grounds to feed on bottom-dwelling sea life in shallow coastal waters, others leav...

How satellite tracking revealed the migratory mysteries of endangered Atlantic loggerhead turtles

...red the migratory secrets of endangered loggerhead turtles in West Africa and the results could have huge imp...ite tracking systems to follow the journeys of ten turtles from Cape Verde, West Africa, which is one of the world's largest nesting sites for loggerheads and ...

$1 million in grants go to large pelagics research

...ecies like bluefin tuna, billfish, and leatherback turtles -- has awarded one million dollars to large pelagics research in its inaugural competitive grants program. Awarded annually, the grants go to American researchers and their international collaborators for technology and modeling development in suppor...

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