Petition: Plastic Pollution Critical Threat to Florida Sea Turtles

Petition: Plastic Pollution Critical Threat to Florida Sea Turtles

Two scientists, David Duffy and Catherine Eastman, at the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience and Sea Turtle Hospital at the University of Florida, wrote an article on EcoWatch about the ubiquity of plastic in the oceans and the harm it brings to sea turtles.  Source: Oceana/Youtube Turtles face a variety of threats, including conservation […]

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These Fishermen are Now Protecting the World’s Most Endangered Sea Turtles Instead of Selling Them!

These Fishermen are Now Protecting the World’s Most Endangered Sea Turtles Instead of Selling Them!

Fishermen in Senegal are teaming up to help protect one of the world’s endangered species, the sea turtle. Green turtles, leatherhead and loggerhead turtles can all be found off the coast of Senegal in West Africa. Turtles have been threatened by pollution, fishing nets, and poaching in the area. Turtles also used to be a […]

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Petition: Ban Gillnets that are Responsible for Killing Thousands of Dolphins

Petition: Ban Gillnets that are Responsible for Killing Thousands of Dolphins

Around the world, fishermen use gillnets to catch tuna. But they don’t just catch tuna. Sadly, other fish and marine animals become “bycatch” like sea turtles, sharks, and cetaceans. Dolphins, in particular, are killed by the tens of thousands by this fishing technique. A recent study found that “More than 80% of Indian Ocean dolphins […]

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Hundreds of Critically Endangered Baby Turtles Continue to Get Stranded Every Year in Cape Cod Bay due to Warming Waters

Hundreds of Critically Endangered Baby Turtles Continue to Get Stranded Every Year in Cape Cod Bay due to Warming Waters

Global warming is affecting sea turtles, who are getting stranded on beaches close to Cape Cod. Sea turtles get stranded up in the area due to warming waters. A 2019 paper linked warmer waters in the Gulf of Maine to “cold-stunned” sea turtles in Cape Cod Bay. According to Mass Audubon,the warmer waters lure the […]

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Hundreds of dolphins have died along Gulf Coast since February, scientists say

At least 279 dolphins have become stranded across much of the US Gulf coast since the start of February, triple the usual number, and about 98% of them have died, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa) said. Scientists will investigate whether lingering effects from the 2010 BP oil spill and more immediate […]

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