Archive for the ‘Sea Turtles’ Category

Loggerheads

So as I’m sure I’ve talked about before, when I was a kid growing up, I always loved box turtles.  In fact, just this summer, we ran into a couple of painted turtles on our vacation (for the first time in years) and it brought back some great memories.

Fast forward to today and while I still love them, I’ve also grown to love their relative, the sea turtles. That’s in part due to reading the book Voyage of the Turtle by Carl Safina, so seeing this article the other day made me very happy.

The article is entitled “Loggerhead sea turtles nesting in record numbers in Southeast” by Mary Jo DiLonardo over at the Mother News Network. To me, it’s just cool that they’ve be around since the dinosaurs and what kid doesn’t love dinosaurs!?

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Baby sea turtles

As someone who just loves sea turtles, this story is truly amazing, thanks to the many hours of work from countless volunteers. The article is entitled “Baby turtles officially return to the beaches of Mumbai after largest beach clean up in history” by Perry Miller over at Inhabitat. How cool is that?!

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Sea turtles, box turtles

So as I’ve said many times before, turtles are one of my favorite, if not my favorite animal and one that shaped many of my early childhood memories. They were my earliest pet’s, though they always seemed to escape.

So whenever I find an article on turtles, be it sea turtles or box turtles, it’s a pretty safe bet I’ll post the article. Tonight’s article is entitled “Paleo Profile: Martin’s Sea Turtle” by Brian Switek over at Scientific American blog Laelaps. Who know’s, with summer here in the midwest already, maybe I’ll come across an article on box turtles one of these days.

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Baby turtles

Now yes, turtles have always been one of my favorite animals. Then there is the issue of migration involved and also that these are baby sea turtles, it just doesn’t get much better. Add to this story that it takes place up north, only makes it intriguing.

The article is entitled “100 Baby Sea Turtles Hatched in Maryland and Made Their Way to the Sea” by Noel Kirkpatrick over at Mother News Network. Don’t forget to watch the video too. If you want to read more about these beautiful animals, check out Voyage of the Turtle by Carl Safina.

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Plastic straws

As I think I’ve mentioned before, my use of plastic is something I’m trying to reduce. First with plastic bags and now with straws. So when I came across this article over at the Washington Post, it only reinforced that idea.

The article is entitle “A Campaign to Eliminate Plastic Straws is Sucking in Thousands of Converts” by Darryl Fears. I will warn you however, the video of a straw being pulled out of a Sea Turtles nose is kind of gross. At the same time, you get the idea of what we’re doing to our planet and with Sea Turtles being one of my favorite animals, it was hard to watch.

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Green Librarian

Turtleday

Thank you Mr. Qarau!

  

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Leatherbacks

As I’ve said before, of all the animals in the animal kingdom, turtles have always been my favorite. As a kid, I use to catch box turtles in our woods for pets but, now I just admire them from a distance.

Now if I could have one gift for Christmas, I think it would be to help scientist study the Leatherbacks on some distant beach. I think it was those trips to the coast to see my grandparents that changed my relationship with turtles.

To me they are so majestic and beautiful. As mentioned in the article “Leatherback sea turtles choose nest sites carefully, study finds” by the University of Illinois-Champaign, the females they can migrate up to 7,000 miles between hatching.

Wow!

  

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