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Sea Turtle Nest Found On Beach, 15 Hatchlings

Sea Turtle Nest Found On Beach, 15 Hatchlings

The beach at Alexandra Battery in St. George’s is currently closed to public use as a turtle nest was discovered yesterday on the beach, and 15 hatchlings have been found. A spokesperson said, “The Department of Parks wishes to inform the public that the beach at Alexandra Battery, located in St. George’s, is currently closed to public... Read more of this article

Debris Thrown In Ocean Harming Sea Turtles

Debris Thrown In Ocean Harming Sea Turtles

[Written by Don Burgess] Residents are being urged not to throw debris into the ocean after another sea turtle was found dead recently. Two swimmers near the channel off of Dockyard recently found a turtle floating dead in the water. The animal had become entangled in fishing line and strangled to death. At the end of June, four boys—Kaiser Dill,... Read more of this article

Upcoming Lecture On Bermuda Turtle Project

Upcoming Lecture On Bermuda Turtle Project

Bermuda Turtle Project Coordinator Jennifer Gray is getting set to offer a presentation on The Bermuda Turtle Project at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] on Thursday, March 26 at 7.30pm, bringing attendees up to date on the “fascinating history of these endangered species and how Bermuda is contributing to their global preservation.” The... Read more of this article

Recovery Plan For Bermuda’s Resident Turtles

Recovery Plan For Bermuda’s Resident Turtles

The Department of Conservation Services has recently completed a management plan, in consultation with scientists and sea turtle specialists, which describes the actions needed to conserve our resident populations of green and hawksbill turtles. “The principal aim of this plan, entitled Recovery Plan for Bermuda’s Resident Green and Hawksbill... Read more of this article

Global Indemnity Re Supports Turtle Project

Global Indemnity Re Supports Turtle Project

Global Indemnity Re has donated to the Bermuda Zoological Society’s [BZS] ongoing effort to conserve and protect Bermuda’s marine environment, with a one-time donation to go towards the society’s Bermuda Turtle Project, BZS’ signature conservation program. Global Indemnity’s chief operating officer, MJ Chapleau, said, “Global... Read more of this article

Photos: Ocean Vet Team Tags Turtles

Photos: Ocean Vet Team Tags Turtles

Dr. Neil Burnie, Choy Aming, and the rest of the Ocean Vet team recently spent a day tagging turtles for tracking, assisting Peter Meylan and Jennifer Gray from the Bermuda Turtle Project. The successful day saw a number of turtles tagged, along with the discovery of a turtle that had already been tagged eight years prior. Dr. Burnie and the team were... Read more of this article

Locals Urged Not To Buy Turtles As Film Looms

Locals Urged Not To Buy Turtles As Film Looms

The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is set to be released internationally this week, arousing fears that living turtles could become unwitting victims in the process; the original movie, released in 1990, was associated with a spike in the turtle pet trade and subsequent release of turtles, especially young red-eared sliders, known scientifically... Read more of this article

Bermuda Tagged Turtles In Costa Rica & Mexico

Bermuda Tagged Turtles In Costa Rica & Mexico

The Bermuda Turtle Project has revealed that three turtles originally tagged in Bermuda in the 1990s have been seen on nesting beaches in Costa Rica and Mexico, each bearing titanium tags that were put on them during turtle tagging sessions by the Bermuda Turtle Project. “These results demonstrate the linkage between young green turtles that grow... Read more of this article

Three Flippered Turtle Released Into The Wild

Three Flippered Turtle Released Into The Wild

After over a year of recuperating at the Bermuda, Aquarium, Museum & Zoo [BAMZ] after losing a flipper, a green sea turtle was released into the wild recently, dropped off about five miles east of Bermuda. Two weeks ago the BAMZ staff said farewell to “Squirt” — aka “Three Flippers” — after spending over a year... Read more of this article

Turtle Missing Flipper Ready To Return To Wild

Turtle Missing Flipper Ready To Return To Wild

After over a year of recuperating at the Bermuda, Aquarium, Museum & Zoo [BAMZ] after sustaining a severe injury that saw him lose one of his flippers, a turtle is ready to be returned to the wild. “This little guy was brought to BAMZ on Christmas Eve 2012 in very bad shape, having sustained a severe injury and losing one of his flippers,”... Read more of this article

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