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New findings on emerging contaminants

...e Laboratory in Charleston, S.C., and her colleagues have monitored PFCs in loggerhead sea turtles along the U.S. East Coast to study the effects of the pollutants on these marine animals. loggerhead turtles accumulate PFCs in their tissues because they eat filter feeders su...
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Study finds high mortality of endangered loggerhead sea turtles in Baja California

SANTA CRUZ, CA--Along the southern coast of Baja California, Mexico, scientists have been counting the carcasses of endangered sea turtles for a decade as part of an effort to assess and eliminate threats to loggerhead sea turtle populations. Their findings, published this week, are shocking: almo...

Research shows loggerhead sea turtles threatened by small-scale fishing operations

Washington, DC. Ocean Conservancy Scientist, Wallace J. Nichols and University of California-Santa Cruz researcher Hoyt Peckham found surprising results in a recent peer-reviewed loggerhead sea turtle study that Nichols and Peckham conducted over the course of 10 years. The full study will be publ...

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

Their journeys are among the longest in the animal kingdom and they have largely remained a mystery until now. An international team of scientists led by the University of Exeter have uncovered the migratory secrets of endangered loggerhead turtles in West Africa and the results could have huge imp...

Loggerhead release to provide vital information to scientific community

...taff from Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton will release two juvenile loggerhead sea turtles raised in captivity into the Indian River Lagoon near Sebastian...have reached this size, will be released in the Indian River Lagoon because loggerhead turtles of this size are typically found in this body of water. The pair...

Turtle studies suggest health risks from environmental contaminants

...ing the livers and impairing the immune systems of loggerhead turtlesan environmental health impact that also ma...t a scientific team monitoring the blood plasma of loggerhead turtles along the U.S. East Coast consistently fou...ne systems of mice at concentrations found both in loggerhead sea turtles and humans. The ability of the mouse i...

Small-scale fishing in Mexico rivals industrial fisheries in accidental turtle deaths

...rated by hand from small open boats--can kill as many critically endangered loggerhead sea turtles as all of the industrial fishing fleets in the North Pacific Oc...es were endangered. By comparison, U.S. officials are so concerned about loggerhead turtles that in 2002 they shut down Hawaii's 20-boat, $55 million swordfish...

Turtles are loyal in feeding as well as in breeding

... same breeding sites each year, but did not know until now that they also revisited foraging sites. Dr Broderick and her team tracked twenty green and loggerhead turtles nesting at two beaches on Cyprus, using satellite transmitters. All females tracked for more than six months remained in the same foraging gro...

US conservation efforts bring more marine turtles to UK

...Marine Environmental Monitoring, published this week in Marine Biology (3 May 2007), analyses 100 years of data. It shows an increase in the number of loggerhead and Kemp’s ridley turtles in UK and French waters in the last twenty years. The research team believes this is most likely the result of protective me...

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

... Studying members of a large population of loggerhead sea turtles that nest on the Cape Verde islands off of West Africa, researc...e May 23rd issue of Current Biology. Past studies had indicated that the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), which reaches sexual maturity at about 30 yea...
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