Every year female hawksbill, loggerhead, green, and the massive leatherback sea turtle come to nest on the Atlantic coastline of Costa Rica, each female returning…View More The Life, and Death, of Jairo
Deep Sea News is proud to present the Iron Turtle award in partnership with Conservation International and National Geographic. The official press release follows. Academic…View More World champion leatherback wins Iron Turtle award
Pearl Jam’s “Backspacer” is declared the victor in the Great Turtle Race, the first leatherback sea turtle to arrive in the Caribbean Sea from foraging…View More Enormous sea turtle lays 95 eggs after ocean race
by Bryan Wallace for Deep Sea News When you think of cold marine environments, you probably think of blubber-wrapped seals, whales, and walruses, big, furry…View More Gigantothermy: Size Matters
We might as well call it Turtle Week at DSN. The Boss suggested we put together a few highlights from DSN stories that rolled out…View More Sea turtle round-up
Leatherback turtles are huge! They look like big, black, barnacle-encrusted sea zeppelins, or something. See them in this trailer for Jurassic Journey. The production quality…View More Jurassic Journey, the Preview
In 2007, an inspired group of sea turtle researchers launched an event called the Great Turtle Race, in which they tracked satellite tagged animals across…View More The Great Turtle Race begins again!
There are a few theories about why sea turtles make occasional excursions into very deep (> 1000 m) water. These involve escape from predation, thermoregulation, and prey availability. In the first two, sharks are fewer, so turtles can evade predation and “cool off” at the same time. Like ladies tanning on a balcony.View More Why would a leatherback turtle dive 1000m deep?