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Solutions that reduce death of marine life reeled in by International Smart Gear Competition

...ed that fisheries' logbook data and studies of sea turtle behavior indicated sea turtles swim and become hooked in shallower waters than tuna, the target species of most longline commercial fishing. According to Duke University researchers, more than 200,000 loggerheads and 50,000 leatherbacks are accidenta...

Squeezing out dune plants

...r endangered animals such as the Kemp's ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii). According to the scientists, in a low sea-rise scenario, plant communities fully developed over five years, but in cases of moderate and high sea level rise, plant communities were too stressed to grow in many areas, leading t...

Red Tide causes sea turtle die-off in El Salvador

...st reported in November resulted in widespread sea turtle mortality." The first reports of these deadly al... reported from El Salvador, although a similar sea turtle die-off was reported in Panama in early February. In El Salvador, the levels of toxins in shellfish ...

Protecting endangered species helps reduce poverty

...e turtles are worth more to the local economy than turtle meat and eggs ever were. The community strongly su...servation measures to promote ecotourism, and both turtle and tourist numbers have climbed over the past 30 years. Community forestry efforts in parts of Ne...

Illegal trade is propelling rare turtle toward extinction, new report

...ion. Without strict enforcement of these laws the turtle will have no future in the wild." The turtle, who...ends far from its body and resembles a snake. The turtle is found only in the wetlands of the island of Roti was first described as a new species in 1994. ...

Genetic tug of war determines sexual differentiation

... the role of temperature on sex determination in a turtle that she hopes can shed light on the general issue of sex determination in vertebrates. ...

MIT 'seeing machine' offers hope to blind

...ee the image - a stick figure of a turtle. But the turtle wasn't very interesting, Goldring said. So she asked if they could write the word "sun" and transmit that through the SLO. "And I could see it!" she said. "That was the first time in several months that I'd seen a word, and for a poet that's an incre...

How satellite tracking revealed the migratory mysteries of endangered Atlantic loggerhead turtles

...pe Verdean turtles reside. In recent years marine turtle researchers have been using satellite telemetry to track turtle migrations. Satellite transmitter tags are attached to the shell of the turtle so that every time th...

A dichotomy in migration patterns found for sea turtles in east Atlantic

... researchers have found an unexpected dichotomy in turtle behavior: While some turtles leave the nesting gro...Past studies had indicated that the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), which reaches sexual maturity at about 30 years of age, typically undergoes a shi...

All the eggs in one basket

...e dramatically helped increase green and hawksbill turtle populations that nest on protected beaches. However, they argue that dwindling turtle populations on many historically important nesting beaches are overlooked by conservation assessment...

A human taste for rarity spells disaster for endangered species

...y after an article recognized the small Indonesian turtle (Chelodina mccordi) and Chinese gecko (Goniurosaurus luii) as rarities, their prices soared. The turtle is now nearly extinct and the gecko can no longer be found in its southeastern China niche. Even wel...

Scientists crack rhino horn riddle

...t closely resemble the structure of horses' hoofs, turtle beaks and cockatoo bills. This might be related to the strength of these materials, although more research is needed in this area," said Tobin Hieronymus, a doctoral student in biological sciences and lead author on the study. The study also found...

US conservation efforts bring more marine turtles to UK

...that recent conservation efforts have had on these turtle species.? A large majority of marine turtles tha... 1990s, which coincides with the increasing use of turtle excluder devices in shrimp nets in US and Mexican waters. Both species occurred in western parts of ...

Rare soft-shell turtle, nesting ground found in Cambodia

...ogram (24.2-pound) female Cantor’s giant softshell turtle (Pelochelys cantorii) during a survey in March. “This incredible discovery means that a unique turtle can be saved from disappearing from our planet,?said David Emmett, a CI wildlife biologist. “We thou...

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