Tag: Loggerhead turtles

August 3, 2021

The average size of Central Florida’s sea turtles is shrinking. But why?

Green and loggerhead sea turtles that nest in central Florida are smaller overall on average than they were four decades ago. But researchers aren’t sure why. Katrina Phillips, a PhD...

May 24, 2019

Satellite images can track remote sea turtle nests

When tracking the nesting habits of turtles that circumnavigate the globe, it’s sometimes necessary to take the long view. Researchers are tapping into satellite images to get an accurate reading...

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...

July 13, 2017

Rising temperatures pose long-term risk to sea turtles

Heat intensifying due to climate change could eventually prevent sea turtle eggs from hatching, decimating their already threatened populations, according to recent research from the Cape Verde islands off the...

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May 19, 2015

First Tagged Loggerhead Turtle Released Off West Coast

Government scientists have tagged an elusive sea turtle species with a satellite transmitter for the first time off the coast of southern California. The information they gain while tracking the...