Image credit Neil Osborne, used with permission. Click for bluemarbles.org to learn more! Dr. Wallace J. Nichols is a sea turtle biologist and marine conservation activist affiliated with the California Academy of Sciences, Ocean Revolution, and the Sea Turtle Network, among others. He is a passionate defender of the oceans and you can learn . . . → Read More: Guest Post: Crowd-Sourcing Science to Save Sea Turtles
From The LAist: “X-rays revealed four pellets lodged in the muscle of Bruce’s throat, however there was no damage to arteries or major organs so they’ll likely stay put as removing them could potentially cause more injury. It is believed the turtle was shot some time ago, and based on the pellet position at the . . . → Read More: Sea Turtle Shot in Neck As It Surfaces for Air
Wallace J. Nichols is a sea turtle biologist and marine conservation activist affiliated with the California Academy of Sciences, Ocean Revolution, and the Sea Turtle Network, among others. J’s blog is dedicated to new beginnings and fresh ideas, especially among young people. Green turtles mating in Sipadan, Malaysia. Photo by Petter Lindgren at Flickr. There . . . → Read More: Sea turtles get it on, and on, and on…
FU Penguin give sea turtles a piece of their mind. You know, when sea turtles look at me like that when I’m snorkeling I feel the same way. I mean come on turtles! Stop being so judgmental! Just trying to have a good time… sheesh. Lighten up a little.
Deep Sea News is proud to present the Iron Turtle award in partnership with Conservation International and National Geographic. The official press release follows. Academic judges from Deep Sea News have declared a 340 kg leatherback turtle named Cali to be this year’s Iron Turtle award winner in the Great Turtle Race 2009. The . . . → Read More: World champion leatherback wins Iron Turtle award
Leatherback Sea Turtle. Image used with permission ©2009 Brian Skerry / National Geographic. It has been an unofficial Turtle Week here at Deep Sea News with all the excitement surrounding the Great Turtle Race! The winner has been announced and the race is over. Wait? Can’t get enough turtle? You got a fever and the . . . → Read More: Turtles Galore!
© Jean-Yves Georges – Great Turtle Race competitor “Wawa Bear” Pearl Jam’s “Backspacer” is declared the victor in the Great Turtle Race, the first leatherback sea turtle to arrive in the Caribbean Sea from foraging grounds off Nova Scotia, Canada. The largest turtle in the race, Wawa Bear (pictured), was not the first place . . . → Read More: Enormous sea turtle lays 95 eggs after ocean race
by Bryan Wallace for Deep Sea News When you think of cold marine environments, you probably think of blubber-wrapped seals, whales, and walruses, big, furry bears, or a huddled mass of penguins. What do those animals have in common? They are endotherms, their body temperature maintenance depends on consistently high levels of heat generated (and . . . → Read More: Gigantothermy: Size Matters
An article by Bryan Wallace for Deep Sea News. The deep-sea is as far removed from atmospheric oxygen as anyplace on Earth, but a select few air breathers are undeterred. (No, I’m not referring to intrepid deep-sea human researchers.) These extraordinary critters frequently venture into the deep-sea, despite their vital link to air the above . . . → Read More: Deep-diving adaptations of Leatherback turtles
We might as well call it Turtle Week at DSN. The Boss suggested we put together a few highlights from DSN stories that rolled out over the years, presented here in chronological order. Keep your eyes peeled for fresh news and interviews from the Great Turtle Race in coming days. Sea turtle advocates appeal to . . . → Read More: Sea turtle round-up