This originally posted here during Megavertabrate Week in 2007. I’m reposting it here in honor of the Great Turtle Race of 2009! Good luck turtles!…View More The “Leathery Turtle”
From the world famous “Dance Your Dissertation” contest, now on YouTube with a methods section. This video depicts a dissertation entitled “The invention and adoption…View More TGIF: Dance Your Sea Turtle Dissertation
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!
Mr Leatherback has a MySpace page and a YouTube page. I love this guy. He’s on Facebook and Twitter. He’s been just about everywhere in…View More How far will a turtle go to save his species?
Adelita the Loggerhead migration with Google Ocean from Wallace J. Nichols on Vimeo Adelita was the first loggerhead turtle tracked from Baja California Sur by…View More Satellite tracked sea turtle swims in Google Ocean
Deep Sea News “field correspondent” and good friend Wallace J Nichols is posting links to the first real evidence of Google Earth enhancements. Click here…View More Google’s Ocean is trickling in
The future looks promising for Kemp’s ridley sea turtles. A record 195 Kemp’s ridley nests were found on the Texas coast this nesting season, which runs from April to mid-July. It’s the fifth consecutive record-breaking year.View More More sea-turtles nesting on Texas beaches
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?
Think of an aquatic habitat as far away from the deep-sea as you can get without coming up on land, and we will find a connection to the deep-sea. River rock = settlement substrate. Kelp forest = urchin food. Beaches = spawning grounds for tuna food. Mangroves = seafood … food. Bumper stickers in the Carolinas say it best – “no wetlands, no seafood.”View More Making that deep-sea connection to mangroves
In an alarming trend, the practice of “dynamite” or “bomb” fishing has spread recently to Central America. Reports are coming in that hawksbill turtles are…View More Fishing with dynamite in El Salvador