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Microplastic pollution threatens sea turtle nesting, FSU study shows - Tallahassee.com

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 21:24

Tallahassee.com

Microplastic pollution threatens sea turtle nesting, FSU study shows
Tallahassee.com
Plastic is famous for its unyielding durability, making it perfect for consumer products but a unique and persistent menace to the natural environment. For the loggerhead sea turtles that nest on the once-pristine beaches bounding the Gulf of Mexico ...

Mercury pollution causing more snapping turtles to be born male than female - The Independent

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 20:46

The Independent

Mercury pollution causing more snapping turtles to be born male than female
The Independent
“Our work illustrates how routine human activities can have unexpected side effects for wildlife,” said Professor William Hopkins, a wildlife conservation expert at Virginia Tech, who oversaw the study. “We found strong masculinising shifts in sex ...

Don't stack those rocks, for turtles' sake | Thumb down - TCPalm

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 17:42

TCPalm

Don't stack those rocks, for turtles' sake | Thumb down
TCPalm
Public art or turtle tormentors? Biologists who track sea turtle behavior on our beaches are alarmed by a new trend: beachgoers piling up slabs of coquina rock into fanciful, impromptu "sculptures," some waist high. While applauding such creativity ...

Keep your distance, drone: study examines ethics of flights over wildlife - The Mix

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 17:39

The Mix

Keep your distance, drone: study examines ethics of flights over wildlife
The Mix
The sky was blue, the water even more so and the rocky headlands were postcard-perfect. But Elizabeth Bevan, flying her Phantom 4 Pro quadcopter over the Timor Sea on the way to a turtle nesting site, never looked up. Neither did the saltwater ...

Sands loaded with plastic could be trouble for sea turtles - E&E News

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 17:38

E&E News

Sands loaded with plastic could be trouble for sea turtles
E&E News
OCEANS. Sands loaded with plastic could be trouble for sea turtles. Cecelia Smith-Schoenwalder, E&E News reporter. Published: Thursday, May 3, 2018. Researchers have found tiny bits of plastic in the Gulf Coast dunes where loggerhead sea turtles lay ...

Florida Sea Turtles Face A New Threat From Microplastics: Hotter ... - WLRN

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 17:13

WLRN

Florida Sea Turtles Face A New Threat From Microplastics: Hotter ...
WLRN
With nesting season opening this week, Florida's sea turtles may face yet another threat from the plastic pollution choking the world's oceans. According.

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Seashore eliminating night time turtle monitoring - Gulf Breeze News

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 12:16

Gulf Breeze News

Seashore eliminating night time turtle monitoring
Gulf Breeze News
With sea turtle nesting season just around the corner, Gulf Islands National Seashore biologists and volunteers are implementing new sea turtle nesting protocols. The national seashore is coordinating efforts with state and local partners to use the ...

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Turtle Friend Beach Party Coming Ashore in Santa Barbara - Noozhawk

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 01:49

Turtle Friend Beach Party Coming Ashore in Santa Barbara
Noozhawk
In April 2015, two 8-year-olds from Ojai invented a free app that gives turtle-lovers around the world the ability to watch, track and protect sea turtles right from their phones. After less than a year of crowdfunding efforts, Jonas, the son of Paso ...

Florida sea turtles face a new threat from microplastics: hotter sand - Miami Herald

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 22:05

Miami Herald

Florida sea turtles face a new threat from microplastics: hotter sand
Miami Herald
According to a new study from Florida State University researchers, tiny, sesame seed-sized microplastics in sand could be heating up beaches and changing the balance of male and female sea turtles. Researchers sampling sand at loggerhead nesting sites ...

Lights out: Sea turtles are nesting - TBO.com

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 19:48

TBO.com

Lights out: Sea turtles are nesting
TBO.com
Sea turtle nesting season began this week, making it more critical for beach visitors to be cognizant of artificial light in parking lots and streets. During the season that runs through Oct. 31, hatchlings find their way to the sea by following ...
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Lights out: Sea turtles are nesting - Tampabay.com

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 19:47

Tampabay.com

Lights out: Sea turtles are nesting
Tampabay.com
Sea turtle nesting season began this week, making it more critical for beach visitors to be cognizant of artificial light in parking lots and streets. During the season that runs through Oct. 31, hatchlings find their way to the sea by following ...
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The sea turtles are back in town. Here's what you need to know - Bradenton Herald

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 17:51

Bradenton Herald

The sea turtles are back in town. Here's what you need to know
Bradenton Herald
A pink hue lined the Gulf of Mexico horizon just minutes after sunrise. Nesting black skimmers glided above the water, scraping their lower mandible across the smooth surface. A few beachgoers dared to dip their toes into the water on this brisk May ...
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