Latest Turtles News

11 cold-stunned sea turtles returned to Atlantic after rehabilitation in Florida

Feb. 15, 2024 17:16 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Workers from Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida have released 11 cold-stunned Kemp’s ridley sea turtles back into the Atlantic Ocean. The turtles were released earlier this week near Cape Canaveral after two months of rehabilitation, the aquarium...

Barbudans launch new environmental legal fight in Caribbean against wealthy developers

Feb. 01, 2024 13:38 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Construction of two private villas inside a national park in Barbuda has sparked the latest environmental legal fight between angry residents and wealthy foreigners seeking to develop the Caribbean island with support from the government. George...

Exotic animals including South American ostrich and giant African snail seized from suburban NY home

Jan. 26, 2024 15:36 PM EST

NORTH BELLMORE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities seized about a hundred animals from a Long Island home packed with exotic species — including a giant African snail, a sulcata tortoise and a South American ostrich, advocates said Friday. The animals, some of which are endangered species,...

Wind farm off New Jersey likely to ‘adversely affect’ but not kill whales, feds say

Dec. 19, 2023 19:24 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The lone remaining offshore wind project in New Jersey with preliminary approval is likely to “adversely affect” whales and other marine mammals, but its construction, operation and eventual dismantling will not seriously harm or kill them, a federal scientific...

52 sea turtles experiencing 'cold stun' in New England flown to rehab in Florida

Dec. 06, 2023 14:43 PM EST

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Fifty-two endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtles suffering from “cold stun” are rehabbing at four facilities in Florida after a flight on a private plane from the New England Aquarium in Massachusetts. The turtles arrived in Tampa on Tuesday, and 16 were...

Sea turtle nests break records on US beaches, but global warming threatens their survival

Nov. 24, 2023 18:07 PM EST

INDIAN ROCKS BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Just as they have for millions of years, sea turtles by the thousands made their labored crawl from the ocean to U.S. beaches to lay their eggs over the past several months. This year, record nesting was found in Florida and elsewhere despite growing concern about...