Tag: beach

January 11, 2018

Human light disorients and jeopardizes turtle hatchlings

Imagine baby turtles flapping their flippers on miniature treadmills before going for a swim in bright pink bathing suits. That was the scene in a Florida lab as biologists tried...

August 23, 2016

Plover chicks survive harrowing adventures to fledge on new beaches

From New Jersey to Manitoba, young piping plovers (Charadrius melodus) are learning to fly on beaches that haven’t seen plover nests in years. The birds’ expansion to new beaches is...