Tag: Turtles

Green Sea Turtle Healing After Successful Surgery

Green Sea Turtle Healing After Successful Surgery

After a successful surgery by Dr Ian Walker to remove a hook it had ingested, a green sea turtle is well on its way to a full recovery and is expected to be released back into the wild in the coming weeks. Dr Walker explained they are just waiting for the turtle’s incisions to completely heal, and then they will release the turtle back into the... Read more of this article

‘Catherine’ Leading In Tour de Turtles Bermuda

‘Catherine’ Leading In Tour de Turtles Bermuda

Two weeks into the “Tour de Turtles Bermuda” Catherine is in the “lead” of the pack of turtles. The “race” got underway on August 14th, with green turtles fitted with GPS satellite transmitters setting off on their three-month tour. The programme is designed to use satellite technology to allow scientists to discover more... Read more of this article

Catlin Seaview Survey Launches Pinterest Page

Catlin Seaview Survey Launches Pinterest Page

The Catlin Seaview Survey team is sharing images from the teams latest experiences on the image sharing website Pinterest, with their underwater images including turtles, fish, manta rays and more., Bermuda-based Catlin Group Limited is sponsoring the major scientific expedition that is documenting the composition and health of sections of Australia’s... Read more of this article

Videos/Photos: Start Of ‘Tour De Turtles Race’

Videos/Photos: Start Of ‘Tour De Turtles Race’

The “Tour de Turtles Bermuda: Race On The Rock” got underway this morning [Aug 14] with green turtles fitted with GPS satellite transmitters setting off on their three-month Tour de Turtles “race”. This morning marked the official start of the race with one turtle being released at Clearwater Beach in St David’s. After having her... Read more of this article

Tour de Turtles Bermuda: ‘Race On The Rock’

Tour de Turtles Bermuda: ‘Race On The Rock’

“Tour de Turtles Bermuda: Race On The Rock” will kick off next week and will see green turtles fitted with GPS satellite transmitters to enable researchers to track their every movement as they “race” across the seas. The public is invited to Clearwater Beach to see the turtle’s release under the Start Gate. This free event... Read more of this article

Study Documents Sea Turtle Grazing In Bermuda

Study Documents Sea Turtle Grazing In Bermuda

The Department of Conservation Services is presently undertaking a week long study of the grazing habits of Green Turtles feeding in the seagrass meadows on Bermuda’s reef platform. A spokesperson said, “Both Green turtles and seagrass are listed under the Protected Species Act 2003 and it essential that we improve our understanding of this... Read more of this article

Upcoming: Threat Of Plastic Pollution In Oceans

Upcoming: Threat Of Plastic Pollution In Oceans

In 2010 scientists Marcus Eriksen and Anna Cummins), who are studying plastic pollution in the world’s oceans, visited Bermuda to study  the  Atlantic “Garbage Patch” [pictured] which exists in the waters off the island. Similar to one in the Pacific identified in the 1990s, the floating garbage from the North American mainland —... Read more of this article

Bermuda: ‘Where Sea Turtles Grow Up’

Bermuda: ‘Where Sea Turtles Grow Up’

Bermuda is the place where young sea turtles go to grow up, a Florida scientist who has spent his career studying the animals told environmental website OurAmazingPlanet today. Dr. Peter Meylan, a professor of natural sciences at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, along with his research partner and wife Ann Meylan, of the Florida Fish and Wildlife... Read more of this article

Bermuda Role In Unlocking Turtle Secrets

Bermuda Role In Unlocking Turtle Secrets

Sea turtles famously return to their birthplace to nest but new research — some of it conducted in Bermuda — suggests this isn’t the only big migration in a sea turtle’s life. “We’re starting to realise that developmental migrations — ones that sea turtles make before they mature — are even more amazing,” says Dr. Peter... Read more of this article

Island’s Rare Diamondback Terrapins

Island’s Rare Diamondback Terrapins

The Diamondback Terrapin Project was initiated in 2006 by Bermudian scientist Mark Outerbridge to fill enormous gaps in our knowledge of a recently discovered species that has now been added to Bermuda’s native fauna list. The tiny Bermuda population of diamondback terrapins at the East End of the island is believed to be the only population breeding... Read more of this article


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