There are 356 species of turtles, 61 percent of which are already threatened or extinct. Unfortunately, turtles' disappearance from the ecosystem could have very sobering consequences all over the world.
Global warming could negatively influence sea turtle populations.
About 800 sea turtle nests were destroyed as Hurrican Matthew skirted along the Florida's Atlantic coastline.
Two leatherback sea turtles have been disentangled yesterday in Cape Cod Bay in Massachusets by the Marine Animal Entanglement Response team (MAER) at the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS).
Just midway through the nesting season, the number of nesting loggerhead sea turtles has reached record high. Here are some guidelines on how to help save this endangered species.
A Tequesta man was arrested by authorities for poaching 107 sea turtle eggs on Jupiter Island in Florida.
Current data show that while the hawksbill sea turtles may be safe from poachers in the Arnavons where they nest, they will be migrating back to their foraging grounds that are severely damaged by climate change.
These creatures have existed for over a hundred million years. What are some simple things that we can do as individuals to ensure they last for a hundred million more?
Seven cold-stunned sea turtles were recently rescued from frigid waters off the coast of Florida. Four of the animals are expected to undergo surgery to remove debilitating tumors.
New computer models suggest over 320,000 juvenile sea turtles from populations throughout the Atlantic Ocean were largely impacted by the 87-day oil spill in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
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.
A rare Eastern Pacific green sea turtle was recently seen swimming in Northern California's San Joaquin River far from its home near Mexico. Researcher believe the animals have been lured north by warmer El Niño waters and that this may be dangerous for the species if more follow.
Warmer climates are yielding more female hatchlings, researchers explain in a new study. This could have serious impacts on the survival of struggling loggerhead sea turtle populations in Florida.
Plastic pollution is having a greater impact on sea turtles than previously thought. From entanglement to starvation all seven sea turtle species are being threatened in their natural habitats.
Earlier this month Costa Rican beaches within the Ostional Wildlife Refuge in Guanacaste saw picture-perfect conditions, leading to a great host of olive ridley sea turtles to come ashore to lay their eggs. Unfortunately, a great beach day also attracted tourists and locals alike, many of whom wound up disrupting this crucial nesting time.