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Sea Turtles

New USFWS protections for loggerhead nesting sites was a response to lawsuit filed by conservation groups

I received an email today through Oceana, in response to my earlier post concerning the US Fish and Wildlife’s move to protect loggerhead sea turtle nesting site along the Atlantic and Gulf coast regions. The attached release reports the USFWS move comes after a lawsuit was filed earlier this year – by the Center for […]

US Fish and Wildlife Service set to ID vital nesting areas for loggerhead sea turtles

The US Fish and Wildlife Service is in the process of identifying vital nesting sites for loggerhead sea turtles. The full press release: “” “” Service Identifies Coastal Beach Habitat Important for Recovery of Northwest Atlantic Population of Loggerhead Sea Turtles The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has begun the process of identifying coastal […]

CNN Video: Injured leatherback sea turtle gets help digging her nest

An leatherback sea turtle, with her back flippers severely injured in a shark attack, gets help each nesting season from volunteers in Palm Beach County, Fla. They are able spot her, sneak up behind her and assist her with digging her nests. Without this help, Clover would most likely lay the eggs too shallow and […]

Video: Sea turtle release at Topsail Beach, NC

I was invited to take part in a great experience Wednesday morning – a sea turtle release at Topsail Beach, NC. The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue & Rehabilitation Center had nursed 25 turtles back to health and prepared them to be returned to their home in the sea. The hospital is an incredible facility […]

Dead sea turtles washing ashore in Mississippi

Rocky Kistner of the NRDC produced an article on HuffingtonPost.com reporting on a troubling trend. Sea turtles and other marine animals are being found washed ashore on the beaches of coastal Mississippi at an alarming rate. Thirty-eight dead or stranded sea turtles have been discovered thus far this year in Mississippi and 134 dolphins have […]