One of the rarest tropical turtles in the world has been lucky enough to survive even after being washed away for 4,000 miles from her home. The turtle found on the Menai Strats at Angelsey, North Wales is normally seen in the Gulf of Mexico, and now vets have kept the creature at a specialist zoo.
Volunteers with the Massachusetts Audubon Society have rescued nearly 120 "cold-stunned" sea turtles from shores of Cape Cod Bay. Researchers at the New England Aquarium will spend the next few days slowly warming the animals to get their body temperatures back to normal.
At long last, Louisiana governor signs legislation allowing state to enforce turtle-escape devices in commercial shrimp boat nets.
If you ever saw Pixar's Finding Nemo, you likely remember Squirt, the adorable "offspring" of Crush the sea turtle. The film depicts squirt and his fellow young turtles as lively, rambunctious children, but experts had always thought the reality was that young sea turtles are often lethargic when young. Now new research shows that the movie may have been more accurate than experts even thought.
Numerous cold-stunned sea turtles, among them the critically endangered Kemp's ridley, were saved from frigid waters off the East Coast on Thursday.
The decline of Kemp's ridleys, Texas' official sea turtle, can be attributed to over-harvesting of their eggs and incidental capture in fishing gear, but now experts say that that the 2010 BP oil spill may also play a role, setting back this species' recovery.
Nine, very cold endangered sea turtles were rescued off the coast of Cape Cod this past weekend, and are currently recovering at the New England Aquarium's sea turtle hospital in Quincy.