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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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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Trump plan to shrink ocean monuments threatens vital ecosystems, experts warn

The Trump administration’s plan to shrink four land-based national monuments has provoked howls of anguish from environmental groups, Native American tribes and some businesses, such as the outdoors company Patagonia. Accompanying changes to protected monuments in the oceans – vastly larger areas than their land-based counterparts – have received less attention, but could have major […]

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Photos: mass turtle hatching produces over 200,000 babies

Biologists recently documented one of nature’s least-known, big events. On the banks of the Purus River in the Brazilian Amazon, researchers witnessed the mass-hatching of an estimated 210,000 giant South American river turtles (Podocnemis expansa). The giant South American river turtle, or Arrau, is the world’s largest side-necked turtle and can grow up to 80 […]

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