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Hatching Sea Turtles Get a Hand from Their Siblings - Inkfish

Hatching Sea Turtles Get a Hand from Their Siblings - Inkfish | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Smashing out of its egg is only the first step in a baby sea turtle’s grueling early days. The turtle fights free of its eggshell only to find itself buried underground. It has to intuit which way is up, then dig out of the packed sand. As soon as it breaks onto the surface of the beach, it begins a …
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The Eyes Have It: Up Close with Your Favorite Creatures

The Eyes Have It: Up Close with Your Favorite Creatures | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Do you wish to convey a sense of connection between you and your underwater subject, such as turtles, sharks, seals and fish? One of the ways to showcase a fish or marine mammal is to photograph the animal's eye. In underwater photographer Aaron Gekoski's photo gallery, we see not only an amazing collection of marine life photos but examples of how to capture clear images of the eyes of a number of creatures. From sharks to nudibranchs, sea turtles and more, his photo gallery gets up close with your favorite animals. (Plus, find out what he has in common with Homer Simpson.)
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How to enjoy sea turtles without harming them

How to enjoy sea turtles without harming them | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Nesting season has begun in Florida, home to 90 percent of the sea turtle nests in the United States.
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Rare Turtle Landing Makes Waves In Bachok

Rare Turtle Landing Makes Waves In Bachok | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
BACHOK: A hawksbill turtle that landed on Pantai Chenang Laut in Tawang here on Tuesday surprised villagers as it was the first of such sighting in decades.
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Beachgoers beware: Sea turtle nesting season is underway

Beachgoers beware: Sea turtle nesting season is underway | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Sea turtle nesting season officially began Sunday and will continue into October, with Florida hosting 90 percent of nests in the United States.Wes Moore, a volunteer for the Ponte Vedra Sea Turtle Patrol, said volunteers will patrol the shoreline on ATV throughout the season to monitor nesting.“It’s impossible to tell what the numbers will be like,” Moore said. “But there’s already a report of a nest in south Ponte Vedra and that gives me an indication that it may be a good year.”
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China poachers charged; turtles returned to sea | Headlines, News, The Philippine Star | philstar.com

China poachers charged; turtles returned to sea | Headlines, News, The Philippine Star | philstar.com | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The 11 Chinese fishermen caught poaching off Half Moon Shoal in the disputed Spratly Islands were criminally charged before the Puerto Princesa City prosecutor’s office last Friday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has confirmed.
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Clear & Present Danger - Free Press Journal

Clear & Present Danger - Free Press Journal | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

While the shrimp industry is thriving and brings affluence to the region, it comes with a price. An alarming number of turtle carcasses are lining ashore the Chennai coastline. TED is a technology that ensures, that as trawlers raid the ocean for ‘wild catch’ shrimp, their nests don’t catch the unwitting turtles swimming in the sea.

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Turtle Rescue – The Olive Ridley Project

Turtle Rescue – The Olive Ridley Project | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Our latest Video of the Week comes from our friends at the Olive Ridley Project who helped free two Turtles from entanglement in Ghost nets.
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