Seagrasses support a wide variety of life.
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Between 1986 and 2016, Kenya lost about 21 of its seagrasses.
We have transformed the night-time environment in a very short time, relative to evolutionary timescales. Most wildlife hasn't had time to adjust.
Fish, frogs, turtles and platypus at major risk of extinction following the bushfires. So why aren't they getting much attention?
The northern map turtle is listed as a species at risk in Canada. Little is known about its reproductive behaviour as it spends most of its life underwater.
New technologies are revealing more about the secret lives of underwater turtles. Using underwater cameras and 3D printing, researchers are learning more than ever before.
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How and why animals develop as male or female is far more complex than we ever imagined.
Plastic bags, balloons, and rope fragments were among more than 100 pieces of plastic in the gut of a single turtle.
Autopsies of 1,000 turtles washed up on Australian beaches paint a grim picture of the impact of plastic debris. Even a single piece can be deadly, and on average 14 pieces equals a 50% fatality rate.
Green sea turtle eating seagrass off Lizard Island.
New research highlights the role of sea turtles and dugong in the dispersal of seeds and maintenance of seagrass meadows, an important marine habitat and the primary food source for both animals.
Endangered green turtles like this one on Raine Island in Queensland’s far north face an uncertain future – one that depends largely on effective conservation measures.
With 99% of green sea turtles in the northern Great Barrier Reef hatching as females due to changing climate, the future for this species now depends largely on effective global conservation measures.
Turtles can’t head south for the winter, so they hibernate in rivers, lakes and ponds.
Crisp temperatures, ice-capped ponds and frozen landscapes send animals scurrying for cover. But just what do turtles do when winter takes hold?
The illegal trade in turtles is thriving in Canada and harming turtle populations.
Poachers are bringing some turtle populations to the edge of extinction.
Turtle hatchlings could be released into the Murray River to manage the sudden influx of dead carp.
Millions of dead carp will fill the Murray-Darling Basin after the government releases a targeted virus. Scavengers like turtles and crayfish might help – as long as we protect them.
Traditional hunting poses no threat to dugongs.
The real threats to dugongs and turtles are not being addressed.
A study has shown that turtle hatchlings lend each other a flipper digging out of the sand to save energy.
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New research suggests turtle hatchlings work together with clutch mates to escape their underground nests.
One of the several precious giant tortoises recently found on Volcano Wolf, Galápagos Islands.
When 100-year-old giant tortoise Lonesome George died in 2012, the world thought his species was lost forever. We went to the Galápagos Islands looking for 'extinct' tortoises – and we found them.
The Bellinger Snapping Turtle is under threat, and that bodes ill for the entire ecosystem.
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The Bellinger River Snapping Turtle is under threat of extinction, and it suggests something very wrong with the whole ecosystem.
Open wide: don’t be fooled by the appearance of a Leatherback’s mouth, they eat only jellyfish.
Going to the beach this summer? If you’re in southern Australia, keep your eyes peeled for the world’s largest turtle, the leatherback. If you do, you can report sightings to researchers at Deakin University…
Baby loggerhead turtles have been confirmed to actively swim, rather than drift, into ocean currents. National Oceanic and…
Green turtles can travel immense distances using stored fat reserves.
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A satellite-tracking study of green turtles in the Indian Ocean has rewritten the record books for long-distance marine animal migration, showing that they can travel some 4000 kilometres without stopping…
Garom, a sculpture made from discarded “ghost nets” in the Torres Strait.
With more than half a million people participating in last Sunday’s Clean Up Australia Day, it’s perhaps not surprising that some odd objects came to light. Not all the rubbish was on land, and not all…
Manners please: Eating eating fish with straw?
During the Mesozoic Era, between 252m and 66m years ago, the seas were ruled by a vast and intriguing array of reptiles. The most common ones were crocodiles (adapted to swimming in oceans), plesiosaurs…