What do sea turtles eat?

June 22, 2017

What do sea turtles eat? The answer isn’t as simple as you might think. There are seven species of sea turtles and there can be a big difference between what one species eats versus another. […]

Why are GPS transmitters in turtle eggs?

June 20, 2017

Why are GPS transmitters in turtle eggs? One of the ways international groups catch poachers guilty of stealing turtle eggs from nests is to create fake eggs with GPS tracking software inside. Experts carefully place […]

Does pollution harm sharks?

May 31, 2017

By Blaise Jones One of the key byproducts of human expansion are heavy metals. No, not Metallica. Cobalt, aluminum, chrome, lead, nickel, zinc, copper, cadmium and mercury (listed from least toxic to most toxic) are all seeping into our oceans as runoff […]

Are any sharks endangered?

May 3, 2017

By Blaise Jones Yes. Chondrichthyes (sharks, stingrays, and chimera) are one of the most endangered groups of vertebrate animals on the planet. According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), all chondrichthyes […]

What is Ocean Acidification?

April 27, 2017

Ocean acidification refers to a reduction in the pH of the ocean over an extended period of time, caused primarily by uptake of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. For more than 200 years, or […]

Why do turtles eat plastic?

April 24, 2017

By Stacey Venzel Aquatic turtles are used to chomping at things floating through the water, which they expect to be food. It wasn’t until humans came along that turtles have had to be careful about […]

What should I do if I find a baby turtle?

April 17, 2017

By Stacey Venzel Baby humans are small but not nearly as small as baby turtles. The intelligence of a baby turtle also far exceeds that of a newborn infant. Even baby turtles know where they […]

Are sharks good for the environment?

April 5, 2017

By Blaise Jones Sharks are apex predators; they sit atop of the food chain with no other animals regularly preying upon them. In fact, the only predatory threats that face an adult shark are carnivorous […]

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