A photo showing a dead Pacific green sea turtle caught in a piece of fishing line won an award in the Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition. Abandoned fishing gear is a significant contributor to ocean plastic pollution: 640,000 tons enter the ocean annually. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
There are 10,000 species of reptiles worldwide, according to the Reptile Database. Before the dinosaurs went extinct, reptiles were the dominant species to walk the planet for over 270 million years. Here are 14 breathtaking images of reptiles in the wild. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Komodo dragons […]
A cruise company is offering a scholarship combining marine conservation and luxury travel in Croatia. Half of the four-week scholarship will be spent doing volunteer work with dolphins, turtles, and marine life, and you can spend your free time snorkelling or relaxing on the beach. The other two weeks will […]
A luxury hotel in the Maldives is hiring an intern to work in its turtle-rescue center for two weeks this summer. The internship at the Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu resort isn’t paid, but the intern will have all expenses covered. Flights, accommodation in a villa, and full board would usually […]
Philippines officials say they found more than 1,500 live, exotic turtles abandoned in luggage at a Manila airport. The owner could face more than a year in prison for illegally important the animals, which were packed amid clothes in a suitcase. Hong Kong, the flight’s origin, has a thriving black […]
Last weekend veteran fisheries officer and avid marine photographer Brett Vercoe went looking for dugongs in Moreton Bay, and discovered two things that shocked and surprised him. The seagrass beds of the bay, a marine park off the Queensland capital of Brisbane, are a prime grazing area for sea cows, […]
Cigarette butts are among the most abundant types of human-produced garbage in the world’s oceans. Most of the roughly 5.5 trillion cigarettes manufactured globally every year contain a plastic-based filter. Those filters can take decades to decompose after the cigarette butt has been discarded. The conversation around the waste that […]
Up to 99% of endangered green sea turtles born on Australia’s east coast are female, which poses a grave threat to the long-term survival of the species. The culprit is increasing temperatures. Green sea turtles don’t develop into males or females based on sex chromosomes – rather, it’s the temperature […]
As far as humans travel, it's nothing compared...
Fishing nets kill thousands of sea turtles...
VIDEO: The Loggerhead turtle was put on the IUCN endangered species list in 1996 and biologists in Italy are working to help revive the sea turtles.
VIDEO: A small crew from Coast Guard Cutter Stratton encountered two sea turtles entangled in fishing line and other debris while on a routine patrol looking for drugs.
VIDEO: The World Wildlife Fund attached a GoPro to a turtle swimming to monitor levels of pollution within the Great Barrier Reef.
Weak, immobile, and close to death, the turtles...
More than 90% female.
Bound, shot through the head, and dumped on a Costa Rican beach.