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How reliable are turtles for measuring ocean trash and marine health?

When a sea turtle turns up dead on the beach, it often makes the news, especially if the death appears to result from plastic...

Microplastics found deep in sand where turtles nest

Microplastics have been found deep in the sand on beaches where sea turtles lay their eggs. University of Exeter scientists found an average of 5,300...

Micronizing ocean plastics threaten sea turtle populations

Ingestion of degrading ocean plastics likely poses a substantial risk to the survival of post-hatchling sea turtles because the particles can lead to blockages...

Recreational fisheries pose threat to skittish sea turtles

Every summer, thousands of amateur scallopers flock to the warm coastal waters of Florida's Crystal River region, anchor their boats and reap the delicious...

Thousands of turtles netted off South America

Tens of thousands of sea turtles are caught each year by small-scale fishers off South America's Pacific coast, new research shows. Surveys at 43 harbours...

New ancestor of modern sea turtles found in Alabama

A sea turtle discovered in Alabama is a new species from the Late Cretaceous epoch, according to a study published April 18, 2018 in...

Genetic evidence that magnetic navigation guides turtles

New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides valuable insight into the navigation and nesting behaviors of loggerhead sea turtles...

Extensive seagrass meadows discovered in Indian Ocean

Research led by Swansea University's Bioscience department has discovered for the first time extensive deep-water seagrass meadows in the middle of the vast Indian...

Sea turtles use flippers to manipulate food

Sea turtles use their flippers to handle prey despite the limbs being evolutionarily designed for locomotion, a discovery by Monterey Bay Aquarium researchers published...

Footage shows how drones can boost turtle conservation

Drones are changing the face of turtle research and conservation, a new study shows. By providing new ways to track turtles over large areas and...

Drones confirm importance of Costa Rica for sea turtles

Hundreds of thousands of sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs during mass-nesting events at Ostional National Wildlife Refuge on Costa Rica's Pacific...

Marine turtles dying after entangled in plastic rubbish

Hundreds of marine turtles die every year after becoming entangled in rubbish in the oceans and on beaches, including plastic 'six pack' holders and...

Satellite tracking gives clues about sea turtles’ dispersal

A University of Central Florida biologist whose groundbreaking work tracking the movements of sea turtle yearlings in the North Atlantic Ocean attracted international attention...

Foraging hotspots for loggerhead turtle rookery identified

UCF alumna Simona Ceriani today published a new study that finds sea turtles are what they eat - but where they eat may be...

Crime-scene technique used to track turtles

Scientists have used satellite tracking and a crime-scene technique to discover an important feeding ground for green turtles in the Mediterranean. University of Exeter researchers...