Tiny Turtles

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This is a little late, so I am sure they have grown by now, but just look at how adorable these little sea turtles are! I adore turtles, and am happy to know that SeaWorld Orlando saved these hatchlings from Hurricane Bill. The full story after the photo: SeaWorld Orlando Cares For Turtle Hatchlings – (August 24, 2009) – Aquarists at SeaWorld Orlando are providing round-the-clock care for three endangered loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings this week.

Turtles of Brigantine

10,000 Birds

One of the amazing aspects of Brigantine in late spring is the sheer volume of turtles one can encounter. On a single trip I have seen four species of turtle, which must be my all time high in one day. As someone who does not know turtles very well I have treated my turtle encounters as learning experiences, taking watching them, taking pictures, and identifying the ones I am not entirely sure of when I get back to my computer and an internet hookup. Happy turtling!

Dead Sea Turtles Near Oil Spill Site

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According to this article, "at least 25 sea turtles have washed up dead on Mississippi beaches over the past few days, according to multiple media reports. So far, there is no evidence that the oil spill killed the turtles, but tests are ongoing." Tags: oil spill marine life marine animals turtles Gulf of Mexico The web page also has a video.

Sea Turtle Breeding Threatened by Oil Spill

Critter News

Here's an article about the potential impacts on sea turtles, many starting to show up dead or sick. Tags: 2010 oil spill sea turtles Gulf of Mexico Each day, I'm having a harder and harder time wrapping my mind around the enormity of this disaster and its ecological impacts.

Blinded Turtle Finds New Home in Aquarium

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I'm not posting this because of the rescue (which is a good thing), but because of HOW this turtle was blinded. Fishermen in Greece deliberately blinding turtles? Tags: UK greece animal rescue turtles From the BBC. The aquarium said it hoped Homer would help raise awareness about the plight of his species. Dangers include fishermen deliberately blinding the animals to protect fishing equipment.

SeaWorld Orlando returns two turtles to the sea!

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If you remember, SeaWorld Orlando had been caring for two baby hawksbill turtles that were rescued. Watch the video below for more information and to see the adorable juvenile turtles in action! We are excited about this update to a story we brought to you in April. They have now been returned to the sea off the coast of Florida! What great news! people helping animals rescues wildlife

Vulture hunts down and ravages Sea Turtles

10,000 Birds

Meet Tim; he’s a baby Olive Ridley Turtle. On this one morning when I first met Tim, I counted 110 Olive Ridley Turtle nests exploding out and scuttling for the “saftey” of the ocean. Oh, look at all those parallel lines running down the beach, those are all baby turtle tracks as far as the eye can see! A large female Leatherback Turtle (aka Baula or Laúd in Spanish) is on a mad dash for the water. Happy birding (or turtling), Dale Forbes a.

Time for the Flatback Turtle

10,000 Birds

Pied Oystercatcher breeding area-July to October Pied Oystercatcher sitting on eggs-July We are now at the time of year when Flatback Turtles come ashore to lay their eggs along our coastline and they usually do it during the night around high tide. Recently, however, we got a call to say that a Flatback Turtle was coming out of the sea at 2:30pm! Flatback Turtle starting to nest There was a lot of sand to shift and she did it with big sweeps of her flippers.

Turtle Bay’s Nesting Bald Eagles Patriot and Liberty

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Since 2006 a pair of Bald Eagles ( Haliaeetus leucocephalus ) nesting at Turtle Bay in Redding California have successfully raised a dozen eaglets! This year when the pair returned to Turtle Bay, they decided to build a new nest in an adjacent tree. Birds Bald Eagles California Patriot and Liberty Turtle Bay

Turtles

Animal Ethics

Here is a story about the plight of the turtle The New York Times does one thing well. It keeps its readers abreast of goings-on in the animal kingdom.

SeaWorld Orlando Caring for Two Hawksbill Turtle Hatchlings

4 The Love Of Animals

We have a real love of turtles, so it is always great to hear of people helping care for them. Recently the SeaWorld Orlando animal rescue team received two hawksbill turtle hatchlings that were about two months old. This turtle was covered with algae and fauna, as seen in the photo. The turtles are taken home in their brooder each night by a turtle expert (aquarist) for middle-of-the-night feedings.

Cold Stunned Turtles Warm Up at SeaWorld

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SeaWorld aquarist Jenny Albert covers up a “cold stunned” endangered green turtle to keep the animal warm at SeaWorld’s Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. The Arctic blast that has affected most of the country has forced more than two dozen green sea turtles to take shelter after being rescued January 6 from the Mosquito Lagoon by wildlife rangers. This influx of turtles gives the park’s Sea Turtle Rescue Program more than 1,000 turtles rescued since its inception in 1980.

Snapperfest is Turtle Torture

10,000 Birds

Julie Zickefoose has a great post about the atrocity happening right now in Indiana. Get over to her blog and TAKE ACTION! Asides

The slaughter tourism trade in Serbia

10,000 Birds

Twenty years ago, flocks consisting of a thousand European Turtle Doves were a common sight in Serbia in spring. Turtle Doves have been declining in Europe since the 1970s, and in this century alone, the continent has lost 40% of its population of the species. Since this spring’s revision of the European Red List, the Turtle Dove is listed as a vulnerable species. Local bird protection NGOs have been demanding a hunting ban on both Quails and Turtle Doves ever since.

Turtles All the Way Down

Animal Ethics

Here is a post from Ethics Soup

Canadian Poacher Sentenced to Jail Time

Critter News

Chung was previously arrested twice for the same turtle poaching crime in less than six weeks during 2007. Tags: wildlife crime canada poaching turtles I understand this is precedent-setting, but it still seems light punishment to me. The guy had 13 prior convictions.that's a lot! From Eco-Worldly. A man in Toronto with 13 prior wildlife crime convictions will serve time after being busted with “a plethora” of poached wildlife.

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Camouflage on the reef

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Odd fish that appeared to “walk” Often we encounter Hawksbill Turtles in the reef and we found a rather large specimen resting out the low tide in a rock-pool. The Hawksbill Turtle was well camouflaged, but its shape gave it away! Hawksbill Turtle. Birding Australia Broome octopi Ruddy Turnstone Sea Turtles Starfish

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Migration and Cable Beach

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A Flatback Turtle was just returning to the sea after spending most of the night nesting above the high tide mark. This is the first record of a Flatback Turtle nesting on Cable Beach this season and the nest will hatch out in due course without the large female Flatback Turtle returning to shore. My bicycle beside the Flatback Turtle tracks. Flatback Turtle tracks leading back to the sea after nesting. Flatback Turtle nest.

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Snapper by Brian Kimberling

10,000 Birds

Our guide through the woods and towns of Indiana is one Nathan Lochmueller, who looks back to tell the tale of a coming of age that involves a lot of crawling through the woods on breeding-bird surveys, a lot of beer, and a few scrapes with implacable forces like the law, armed KKK members, and snapping turtles. Reviews book review Fiction turtles Today, I defend my thesis.

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The predictability of Pied Oystercatchers

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Pied Oystercatchers feeding Pied Oystercatcher investigates three sea cucumbers Before we ventured out onto the reef we came across a Hawksbill Turtle that had stranded on the beach and it had lost part of one of its rear flippers at some stage. Hawksbill Turtle stranded and then returned to the sea We had a visit on the reef from our pair of Beach Stone-curlews from Willie Creek and plenty of weird and wonderful sea creatures to observe.

2012 67

On Individuals and Thanksgiving

Animal Person

Everyone was slamming on their brakes on a major road and as I crept around the mayhem I saw the reason: a turtle of some kind. Four people emerged from the cars and were practically tripping over one another trying to get to the turtle to carry him to safety. One small act of kindness perhaps, but for the turtle a life-saving one. Yet the turtle. Turtle.

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Dead Marine Animals Showing Up Along Gulf Coast

Critter News

But why did 60 dead endangered turtles wash up over three weeks? Still, though, 60 sea turtles over 3 weeks? But so far, it looks like the oil spill is not to blame. And what about the dead dolphin? Seems odd, although officials with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality said that fish they've tested have not been killed by oil, but a lack of oxygen in the water. They also say low oxygen levels are common this time of year due to changes in temperature.

2010 100

Nice Story for the Week

Critter News

A six-year donates his life savings to help sick sea turtles at the Florida Aquarium. It was only $53.50 (the kid's only six!), but I hope it's the first step to a long life of love and compassion for all living things.

2010 109

Oil to Hit US Shore Either this Sunday or Monday

Critter News

The animals threatened most by the spill are bluefin tuna, sea turtles, brown pelicans, shrimp and sharks. That's when the full impact of the oil spill on wildlife will be seen. Right now, there are still no confirmed deaths due to the spill, but rescue groups are gearing up for the worst.

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Habitat Mash-up

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I managed to see my first Loggerhead Turtle within the mangroves, an unfortunate soul that became trapped within the maze of roots during an exceptionally high tide and lost its life. I’ll spare you the pictures of the dead sea turtle and instead share something a little brighter.

Pets Add Life; Guinea Pig Interview

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“Have you seen what turtles can do?” We were laughing out loud when we watched this interview of Rory the guinea pig! ” he asks, but more importantly he will let you know the real reason why being an only pet isn’t much fun! You can see more pet interviews on the PAL YouTube channel. PAL recently started a great pledge campaign on their Facebook page.

The Unknown Costs of the Oil Spill

Critter News

There are many animals that are "charisma species" that capture our attention, like pelicans and turtles, but what about the animals farther down on the food chain that we don't see. This post on Mongabay.com discusses whether we'll ever know the full extent of the oil spill's impact on wildlife. They may not be cute and charismatic, but they are the ones that support those that are.

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Eighty Mile Beach Pied Oystercatchers

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It contains information about the resident and migratory shorebirds and also the Flatback turtles that nest along the coastline. Turtle nesting information. Eighty Mile Beach is located between Broome and Port Hedland and is a remote coastline.

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Help Me Help Foster Kids

Animal Person

I have been involved with Turtle Nest Village, which serves emancipated foster youth, for seven years; and Kids@Home, which serves youth in foster care in addition to youth who have aged out, for over two years. Kids@Home is acquiring Turtle Nest Village and I am the Chair of the Board of Directors of both organizations.

2009 100

A Little Win

10,000 Birds

This email was flagging up the activities of a ‘sporting agency’ in Britain who were offering trips/holidays to Morocco to shoot Turtle Doves. Turtle Dove Turtle Doves are a protected species in Britain, in fact the status of Turtle Doves has become of so much concern there is a special project called Operation Turtle Dove created to look at how the huge declines in our British breeding populations might be halted.

2012 64

Take me to Church

10,000 Birds

But the turtle action was pretty intense. Sorry about this perch; these Mud Turtles are taking the sun on a discarded Mexican-made General Popo-brand tire. Last week, I took you to the La Mesa reservoir, the higher-altitude of the two thorn-forest sites on my regular birding rotation.

Living Planet Aquarium ticket giveaway!

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I also really love the sea turtle, and the “petting” area where you can touch little sharks and rays. We are huge fans of The Living Planet Aquarium , and are so excited to visit the new building when it’s done. Luckily, the current aquarium is still open until September 8th, and we have a bunch of tickets to giveaway. I have 5 sets of 4 tickets each to give to 5 lucky readers.

2013 188

Another Depressing Oil Spill Story!

Critter News

With some 400 species estimated to be at risk — from the tiniest oil-eating bacteria to shrimp and crabs, endangered sea turtles, brown pelicans and sperm whales — experts say the impact of oil and chemical dispersants on the food chain has already begun, and could grow exponentially. “A It's the "gift" that keeps on giving. From the Khaleej Times Online/AFP.

2010 109

Finding birds in Deliblato Sands Reserve, part 2/3: the Labudovo okno Ramsar Wetland

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European Turtle Doves , European Bee-eaters , Red-backed Shrikes , Eurasian Hoopoes , Sand Martins and Great Reed Warblers breed here and are conspicuous in spring.

2020 76

Bush Meat, Trafficking Decimate Vietnam

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Among them, stag and wild boar accounted for around 70 per cent of the consumed meat, followed by turtle, snake, fox and porcupine. Sounds just awful. But the problem is the high demand for these products. From Vietnam News. Dr Scott Roberton, head of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), said that hunting wild animals for meat and trafficking had been happening in many countries, especially developing ones. In Viet Nam, hunting and trade in wild animals had been alarming, he said.

The Longest (and Shortest) Hour

10,000 Birds

This sleepy fishing village on the north coast of Trinidad should ring a bell – it boasts the densest nesting population of Leatherback Turtles in the entire western hemisphere. Luck is a funny thing.

2020 87

On Teaching Children

Animal Person

Are the kids cooking monkey, cat, dog, alligator or turtle? It just so happens that after I read Bea's comment from yesterday about reaching kids with our message I saw a New York Times article from today called " Where Little Chefs Learn the Art of Slicing and Dicing ," by Ann Farmer. Farmer writes about the Creative Cooks Culinary Center in Brooklyn, where kids 5 to 11-years old are taught cooking in a place "that treats the culinary arts as an anthropological adventure."

2009 100

India's Wildlife Crime Unit Makes First Arrests

Critter News

In its first ever independent operation since its inception last year, the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau has unearthed an illegal pet trade racket arresting one and seizing four live Indian Tent turtles from Mahipalpur area here. It sure looks like India is taking wildlife crime investigation seriously.

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A New Use For Those BBQ Tongs

Animal Person

I don't know if she was being sarcastic, but in my town I see dead armadillos, opossums, raccoons, all manner of turtles, and squirrels dead in the middle of the road frequently. I have wildlife/nonwildlife rescue paraphernalia in my car. A large box with airholes, a small one, a towel or two, a leash, soapy handwipes, you get the idea.

2009 100

A Chance for Bliss

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Currently, A Chance for Bliss sanctuary is home to 96 residents including 25 horses, 22 dogs, 8 goats, 7 pot belly pigs , 4 sheep, 2 steers, 5 ducks, 5 geese, 5 cockatiels, 4 rabbits, 3 chickens, 3 cats, 1 turkey, a one-winged pigeon, Hines, and a turtle, Bart. A Chance for Bliss takes in and provides lifetime care for senior and special needs animals, as well as those others who are facing end of life circumstances.

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Earth Day for Pets!

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Eco Turtle squeaky toy made from IntelliLoft fibers (85% recycled soda bottles). We humans aren’t the only ones who can “go green&# ! Just look at all the wonderful products for pets (and people with pets). Bissell 1400B Little Green Multi-Purpose Compact Earth-Friendly Deep Cleaner. The Skooper Box , from Metropawlis. Organic Cotton printed tees from EcoPup. From PawLuxury. Kay-Kob bedding and litter from Kaytee. The Eco Nap dog bed, also made from IntelliLoft fibers.

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Some therapeutic post-lockdown birding

10,000 Birds

200 metres / 650 feet lower, amid fields, hedges and rivers, I was surrounded by Eurasian Golden Orioles , Common Nightingales , even a few threatened European Turtle Doves. Will the post-corona world become a different place? I don’t think so.

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Wild Mississippi

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You will see everything from bald eagles, wolves and deer, to wild turtles, baby ducklings and other animals. One of the things that I love the most about watching NatGeo Wild is that we always discover amazing places and crazy nature that we didn’t know about before! In the newest mini-series, Wild Mississippi, viewers will get to see how the Mississippi river can both nurture and destroy.