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In-water behaviour of the loggerhead sea turtle
 
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Intensive in-water surveys in Laganas bay, Zakynthos, Greece, revealed the existence of two aggregation hotspots for loggerhead sea turtles. The first one, a cleaning station, was occupied primarily by female turtles during their interesting period. The second, a small reef in the shallows, served as a foraging area. The solitary and the social behaviour of the turtles between these two spots was very different. At the cleaning station, female turtles did not involve in any fights, generally tolerating the presence of one another while being cleaned by fish and performing self-cleaning activities. In the foraging spot, on the other hand, which was used mainly by resident males, aggressive fights took place quite often as soon as one turtle was at the vicinity of the other. Under the scientific guidance of sea turtle behaviour expert Dr. Gail Schofield, we highlight these differences and provide new insights into the in-water behaviour of the loggerhead sea turtle.
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Loggerhead Sea Turtle Hatchling Rescue!!!
 
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Words cannot describe... I came across some baby sea turtle tracks one morning at the refuge and noticed many of the tracks went up into the dune instead of directly to the water. A quick search revealed several hatchlings floundering in the dune vegetation. As the acting refuge biologist, I am permitted to handle these protected turtles for purpose of rescue. This was an amazing opportunity for me to examine these amazing creatures up close and personal, a rare an priceless occurrence. These animals are protected, please do not approach them in the wild. Music by Dan-O at DanoSongs.com
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Crowds Cheer as Sea Turtles Return to the Sea | National Geographic
 
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A sea turtle rescue center in North Carolina cares for and rehabilitates injured sea turtles, and returns them to the ocean amid cheering crowds. Sea turtles are resilient, but they are slow to recover. So the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center spends a lot of time and effort to help save loggerhead and other Atlantic Ocean turtles. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Read more about the rescue center and sea turtle release: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/07/140701-sea-turtle-rescue-conservation-ocean-animals-science/ PRODUCER: Eileen Mignoni VIDEOGRAPHERS: Nacho Corbella and Eileen Mignoni ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE: Patrick Davison EDITORS: Nacho Corbella and Eileen Mignoni Crowds Cheer as Sea Turtles Return to the Sea | National Geographic https://youtu.be/HvKGLlMa5ec National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
Views: 368369 National Geographic
Octonauts - Saving a Loggerhead Sea Turtle | Cartoons for Kids | Underwater Sea Education
 
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Want to join our next mission? Subscribe: http://goo.gl/DzwvWv When an underwater tremor separates the Gup-X and its crew, Barnacles saves a loggerhead sea turtle. The Octonauts are an adventure team who explore the world’s oceans, rescue the creatures who live there and protect their habitats – above and below the waves (from the rainforests of the Amazon to the deepest depths of the Midnight Zone). Captain Barnacles Bear, ex-pirate Kwazii Cat, medic Peso Penguin and the rest of the crew fearlessly dive into action, deploying a fleet of aquatic vehicles, including their Octopus-shaped home-base, the Octopod. Based on the richly imaginative books by Meomi, this sci-fi animated series combines immersive visuals and submersive humor to transport young children into a world that is both real and fantastic, full of mysteries to unravel and surprises around every corner. More Octonauts: Facebook: http://goo.gl/mlxUWu Twitter: http://goo.gl/PZshh3 Games: http://www.theoctonauts.com/ Website: http://www.octonauts.com/ #Octonauts #LearnAboutFish
Views: 41539 Octonauts
Origami Loggerhead sea turtle tutorial (Satoshi Kamiya) Part 1 折り紙  アカウミガメ Unechte Meeresschildkröte
 
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Views: 16530 MarianoZavalaOrigami
Sea Turtles 101 | National Geographic
 
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Sea turtles have existed since the time of the dinosaurs. Find out about the ancient mariners' oldest known ancestor, how certain adaptations may have helped the reptiles survive, and the conservation efforts being made to save these creatures. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe #NationalGeographic #SeaTurtles #Educational About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Read more about Sea Turtles here: https://on.natgeo.com/2Wx7DQb Sea Turtles 101 | National Geographic https://youtu.be/5Rmv3nliwCs National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
Views: 116684 National Geographic
Kirby the Loggerhead Sea Turtle Update - X-Rays and Feeding Time!
 
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Kirby, the large loggerhead sea turtle that was rescued by CMA in January, is doing very well. He received x-ray exams and is now recovering in a larger pool. His appetite is great, and the sea turtle rehab team has been increasing his diet. Upon arrival, Kirby was very underweight for his size, but he still weighs over 200 pounds! He's showing many signs of improvement and will hopefully be ready for release soon! You can visit Kirby and all of the rescued animals at Clearwater Marine Aquarium: http://bit.ly/1EKyytp All marine turtle footage taken in Florida was obtained with the approval of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) under conditions not harmful to marine turtles. Footage was acquired while conducting authorized conservation activities pursuant to FWC MTP-18-172. Donate to Clearwater Marine Aquarium: https://visit.seewinter.com/#/Donation © 2019 Clearwater Marine Aquarium We believe in preserving our environment while inspiring the human spirit through leadership in the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of marine life; environmental education; research; and conservation. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. https://www.facebook.com/SeeWinter https://www.instagram.com/cmaquarium/ https://twitter.com/CMAquarium https://www.pinterest.com/cmaquarium/ https://www.seewinter.com
This is the inside of a sea turtle's throat
 
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The spines help the loggerhead keep its food down. They're called papillae.
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The Survival of the Sea Turtle
 
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Watch the miraculous journey of infant sea turtles as these tiny animals run the gauntlet of predators and harsh conditions. Then, in numbers, see how human behavior has made their tough lives even more challenging. Lesson by Scott Gass, animation by Veronica Wallenberg and Johan Sonestedt. View the full lesson at: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-survival-of-the-sea-turtle
Views: 1165957 TED-Ed
10 CRAZY Facts About Sea Turtles
 
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Sea turtles are presumed to be one of the most majestic creatures on earth, as in legend, myth, and folklore. Here’s 10 fascinating facts about sea turtles you probably didn’t know. SUBSCRIBE for the latest videos: https://goo.gl/7xzjzR Don't forget to CHECK OUT our latest upload: https://goo.gl/LUB8Xw 10. They’re older than dirt It’s true. While the exact number has been debated, studies determine that turtles go as far back as the Mesozoic age, better known as the age of the dinosaurs. Fossils dating 260 million years suggest this turtle-like specie of reptile crawled the earth, with the first marine turtle dating back 220 million years. This evolutionary phenomenon dubs turtles one of the oldest creatures on earth, around the same age as the dinosaurs, who became extinct about 65 million years ago. 9. Plus size turtles need love too A species known as the leatherback sea turtle can grow as large as six feet, and weigh in at about 550 to 2000 pounds. Also, like their size sea turtles can grow really, really old in age. 8. Sea turtles love going on vacation As the name suggests, these tedious travelers are the only specie of turtle that lack a hard shell, with a soft layer resembling a leathery texture; seemingly, the lighter load makes for easier movement. Scientists track leatherbacks by way of satellite and have tracked their progress over hundreds and even thousands of miles across the deep blue sea. 7. They could outswim Michael Phelps The devious divers slow their heart rate by up to nine minutes—a crafty way of conserving oxygen. Of course, this feat is highly dependent on their level of aquatic activity at the time. If sleeping, a sea turtle can survive under water for four to seven hours; during times of hibernation in colder waters, they can hold their breath for up to ten. 6. Home is where the heart is Sea turtles have an innate connection to their natal beaches. So, when it comes time to lay their eggs, females return to the same birthing place as generations before. Turtle shells and human fingernails are one in the same. An interesting point that most don’t know, is that unlike land turtles, a sea turtle lacks the ability to hide their head inside their shells. Moreover, the shell is made up of two parts—the upper part being the carapace (with a flatter shape to help them swim), and the bottom known as the plastron. This entire structural skeleton is made up of keratin, the same fibrous substance found in fingernails, and the most abundant form of protein on earth. The whole shell is fused together by 60 bones, and if one were to rip the turtle from its homey habitat, they would rip the poor animal’s body apart. 4. Some like it hot If the egg incubates at colder temperatures such as 82 Fahrenheit, the gender is subsequently male. If temperatures are over 88—the hatchling will be female. Interestingly enough, any number between the aforementioned can be a mix of either. What’s more, maternal sea turtles don’t lay on their eggs, so any form of temperature to permeate the nest is from sand alone. On average only one in one thousand hatchlings survive. 3. Turtles have feelings, too Scientists link tears to the birthing process because the behavior was only observed when the females came ashore, yet studies have shown they cry in the sea as well. Sea turtles must run certain glands in order to maintain the correct balance of salt in their bodies, therefore, research has associated crying with egg laying when really the production of tears help flush salt and sand from their eyes. Still, if it looks like these sweet sea creatures are all lone shedding tears, it’s… 2. Probably because They’re endangered Several factors impede the survival of sea turtles, the most common being entanglement by fishing nets, habitat loss due to tourism, and the consumption of their eggs and flesh as food. Poaching and exploitation results in the slaughtering of their shells and skin; in addition, sea turtles suffer from climate change which has a severe effect on their nesting sites. Lastly, waste—such as in the form of plastic bags and bottles, are an attractive food source and quickly lead to suffocation and death. 1. They’ve got their own built-in GPS system Sea turtles possess an innate ability to determine their exact location on earth as well as the direction they need to be. This skill allows the ocean dwellers to locate favorable feeding grounds as well as their natal birthing grounds. Scientists have determined that sea turtles are very sensitive to the earth’s magnetic field, and much like a compass that relays direction, sea turtles can do just that. In addition, through said magnetic force, the pull allows them positional info, much like that of a GPS system.
Views: 712223 What Lurks Below
Loggerhead sea turtle cleaning stations
 
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This is a accompanying video to the scientific article titled "Aerial and underwater surveys reveal temporal variation in cleaning-station use by sea turtles at a temperate breeding area", by Gail Schofield, Kostas Papafitsoros, Rebecca Haughey and Kostas Katselidis. The article is available here: https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12193
Views: 184918 sotiriscaretta
The Traveling Turtle - Loggerhead Sea Turtle Critter Cam
 
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This footage was taken off the coast of Florida by a camera temporarily attached to a loggerhead sea turtle. Adult loggerhead turtles are known to make long migrations between their foraging areas and nesting beaches. Learn more about this species here: http://www.neaq.org/animals_and_exhibits/animals/loggerhead_sea_turtle/index.php
Views: 13651 New England Aquarium
200-Pound Sea Turtle Rescued  - Kirby the Loggerhead
 
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Meet Kirby! Kirby is a large, male loggerhead sea turtle who was rescued by Clearwater Marine Aquarium after we received multiple reports that he was lethargic and failing to submerge. The sea turtle was found heavily encrusted with epibiota (barnacles and algae). After his initial exam, he received fluids and needed a lot of rest to regain his strength. Kirby is doing very well, eating, and swimming in the sea turtle ICU. Stay tuned for updates on his rehab progress! https://www.seewinter.com/sea-turtle-hospital-patient-kirby/ Visit us at Clearwater Marine Aquarium: http://bit.ly/1EKyytp All marine turtle footage taken in Florida was obtained with the approval of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) under conditions not harmful to marine turtles. Footage was acquired while conducting authorized conservation activities pursuant to FWC MTP-18-172. Donate to Clearwater Marine Aquarium: https://visit.seewinter.com/#/Donation © 2019 Clearwater Marine Aquarium We believe in preserving our environment while inspiring the human spirit through leadership in the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of marine life; environmental education; research; and conservation. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. https://www.facebook.com/SeeWinter https://www.instagram.com/cmaquarium/ https://twitter.com/CMAquarium https://www.pinterest.com/cmaquarium/ https://www.seewinter.com
Loggerhead Sea Turtles Facts
 
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Here is a video that I shot and edited with captions featuring adult and baby loggerhead sea turtles that I encountered during my dives offshore Jupiter, Florida. Ecco un simpatico montaggio con didascalie dei video che ho girato con le tartarughe marine adulte e appena nate incontrate durante le mie immersioni in Florida. Filmed in Spring - Summer 2018 Location: Offshore Jupiter, Florida
Views: 442 Bartolomeo Bove
Loggerhead Sea Turtles
 
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A short documentary focusing on the anatomy, heredity, food, and environment of Loggerhead Sea Turtles. Shot at the Newport Aquarium in Kentucky. Check out other videos from the Wave Foundation's collaboration with the Living Lens Project at the Dayton Regional STEM School: thelivinglensproject.wix.com/wave
Turtle Time! | What Sam Sees
 
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Sam visits a rescue hospital for injured sea turtles. Learn more about these amazing creatures and the people who help them in this total turtle takeover episode of "What Sam Sees." ➡ Subscribe for more National Geographic Kids videos: http://bit.ly/SubscribeToNatGeoKids ➡ Check out our playlist: http://bit.ly/WatchMoreWhatSamSees ➡ Visit our website: http://bit.ly/NGKWhatSamSees ➡ Get the book: http://bit.ly/NGKOceanAnimals About What Sam Sees: Jump into the water with scuba diver Sam and discover the amazing world of underwater animals. The Sam Cam gives you a secret look at her ocean adventures, which she goes on with aquarium experts whose exclusive interviews add more fun to the journey. Check out our other fun series!: Amazing Animals: http://bit.ly/WatchMoreAmazingAnimals Awesome Animals: http://bit.ly/WatchMoreAwesomeAnimals Animal LOL: http://bit.ly/WatchMoreAnimalLOL Party Animals: http://bit.ly/WatchMorePartyAnimals Weird But True! Fast Facts: http://bit.ly/WatchMoreWBTFastFacts More National Geographic Kids: Visit our website for more games, photos, and videos: http://bit.ly/NatGeoKidsSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/NGKFacebook Twitter: http://bit.ly/NGKTwitter About National Geographic Kids: The National Geographic Kids channel is an exciting place to discover the very best of YouTube. Check back each day for a new video about awesome animals, cool science, funny pets, and more. We've also got curated playlists made just for curious kids like you to explore, laugh, and learn. So pick a topic you love and start watching today! Turtle Time! | What Sam Sees https://youtu.be/aSPppmnTrWE National Geographic Kids https://www.youtube.com/NatGeoKids
Views: 119730 National Geographic Kids
Connect Savannah: Tybee Island's loggerhead sea turtles
 
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New Born, Baby Sea Turtles Race to the Ocean!
 
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Cozumel, Mexico - With the help of volunteers, we safely release 82 baby sea turtles into the Caribbean - an amazing experience!
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Facts about the Sea Turtle
 
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Welcome to another episode of Natural World Facts! This fact file is all about Sea Turtles in the series Reptiles and Amphibians. - Brief Overview: Turtles are among the oldest groups of reptilians, having evolved millions of years ago. They can be found all over the world and inhabit almost every type of climate. There are seven different species of sea turtle, all of which vary in size and shape. The largest marine turtle is the leatherback. It can grow up to 7 feet (2 meters) long and weighs up to 2,000 lbs. (900 kilograms). The average lifespans of sea turtles can vary from 30 to 100 years, depending on the species. - Appearance: The appearance of marine turtles varies between species. The green sea turtle has a wide, smooth carapace which is brown or olive in colour, depending on its habitat. It is named after the greenish colour of its skin. The leatherback turtle has a rubbery, black shell while all other sea turtles have hard, bony shells. Ridges along its carapace help give it a more streamlined and hydrodynamic structure. Depending on the species, sea turtles colouring can range from olive-green, yellow, greenish-brown, reddish-brown, or black. All species of marine turtles have four flippers to help them swim, unlike tortoises or land turtles which have thick stubby legs for moving on land. - Diet: Sea turtles are omnivores, which means they eat both meat and vegetation, although their diet varies between species. Their diet consists of shrimp, seaweed, crabs, jellyfish, sponges, algae and mollusks. - Habitat: Sea turtles can be found in all the worlds oceans. The Kemp's Ridley turtle usually can be found in the Gulf of Mexico. The Flatback turtle inhabits the ocean around Australia, while the leatherback swims in every ocean on the planet. Green sea turtles and loggerhead turtles tend to stick to tropical and subtropical coastal waters. - Breeding: In the mating season, females and males migrate to the same beach where they were born, using the magnetic fields of the Earth as their guide. The migrations can be over 1,400 miles (2,253 kilometers) long. Sea turtles lay their eggs in clutches of 70 to 190 eggs. Females lay their clutches in holes they have dug in the beach. Once they have laid the eggs, they cover them in sand and return to the sea. Once the eggs hatch, the babies will dig their way out of their hole. Once free, the juveniles hurry to the safety of the sea to avoid being cooked by the sun or eaten by predators. - Status: The Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle is listed as critically endangered on the IUCN red list of threatened species, but the leatherback is listed as vulnerable. Some of the biggest threats to sea turtles include; oil spills, habitat loss (due to coastal development), accidental catching and poaching. Natural World Facts is a channel dedicated to bringing you fascinating facts about our natural world, and the wonderful animals that we share it with. Subscribe for more videos! Leave a suggestion in the comments for what animal you would like to learn about next. OUR WEBSITE: http://goo.gl/Ngj5V6 TWITTER: http://goo.gl/U4T8JX
Views: 56450 Natural World Facts
Loggerhead sea turtles hatching. Sebastian, Fl
 
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via YouTube Capture
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See a Sea Turtle Devour a Jellyfish Like Spaghetti | National Geographic
 
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A marine biologist captured footage of a green sea turtle enjoying a stinging meal - a jellyfish. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe #NationalGeographic #SeaTurtles #Jellyfish About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Jellyfish paralyze prey using neurotoxins in their tentacles, but the turtle does not seem to be affected. It closes its eyes and uses its flipper as a shield from the jellyfish’s stinging tentacles. Green sea turtles are endangered. Their main threat is overexploitation of eggs from the beaches they are laid on. Green sea turtles are predominately herbivorous, but juveniles have been known to feed on jellyfish. Click here to read more about the sea turtle and the jellyfish. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/06/sea-turtle-eats-jellyfish-video-ecology-marine-spd/ See a Sea Turtle Devour a Jellyfish Like Spaghetti | National Geographic https://youtu.be/PA66nEJYaAU National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
Views: 9779936 National Geographic
Loggerhead  Sea Turtle Rescue 11-2013
 
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Here is the firsthand account of how Public Information Officer Jorge Pino helped rescue a seriously injured loggerhead sea turtle: "I received a call that there was a distressed turtle in Miami. A concerned homeowner reported that there was a lethargic turtle in the canal behind her house. After speaking with the citizen I immediately contacted Officer Dionis Delgado, who was on water patrol, and asked him to meet me at the location. Once we were both on scene we saw the turtle listing to one side clearly in need of help. After several attempts failed to secure the loggerhead, we used a pole to gently guide her towards the vessel. Then we were able to reach down and carefully pull her into the patrol boat. It was not until that point that we realized the severity of the injuries. The turtle's shell was cracked and it was missing its front right flipper, so we contacted a sea turtle biologist who instructed us to take the turtle to the Miami Seaquarium. Before we left, the homeowner kindly supplied us with a towel and a bucket so that we could pour water on the turtle to make her more comfortable during the twenty minute boat ride. We arrived at the Miami Seaquarium and turned the turtle over to the care of their veterinarian. The initial assessment is that the turtle should survive. We are lucky that we were able to rescue the loggerhead when we did or this turtle may not have made it. She was so lethargic that her body and shell were covered in barnacles. If the turtle doesn't survive, it certainly won't be for lack of trying. We did everything we could to save her. We are very grateful that the homeowner reported the injured turtle to our agency so we could get her the help she needed to survive." If you see a sick or injured sea turtle, please report it to the FWC's Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922). Boaters can contact FWC Law Enforcement using channel 16 on the VHF radio. For more information on Florida's sea turtles visit http://myfwc.com/seaturtle Flickr photos of rescues: http://www.flickr.com/photos/myfwcmedia/collections/72157629132925668/ #Florida #Rescue #Wildlife #SeaTurtle #Turtle #Loggerhead #FWC
2-Foot Eel Pulled From Loggerhead Turtle
 
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A loggerhead sea turtle is recovering at the Turtle Hospital in the Florida Keys after it consumed a two-foot eel.
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Breakfast for the loggerhead sea turtles
 
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Mealtime for the loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) is one of the most exciting feedings in the whole tank. When they're hungry, they can put down a lot of squid, capelin, mackerel and shrimp! And visitors get front row seats for the whole feast. The feeding happens every other morning at the bottom of the Giant Ocean Tank... Keep reading on the Divers Blog: http://divers.neaq.org/2014/03/feedings-loggerhead-feeding-time.html MUSIC: "Sea Urchin Stroll" by |^2 via OpSound
Views: 1796 New England Aquarium
Turtle GPS - Science Nation
 
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Sea turtles, salmon, and sharks sometimes travel the width of the ocean to return to their, "breeding ground," to reproduce. With funding from the National Science Foundation, Biologist Ken Lohmann at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill studies the role magnetic fields play in these long distance migrations. In his lab he's done behavioral studies, manipulating environmental cues to see how young turtles respond to even small changes in magnetic fields. His findings are already being put to use - wildlife officials from the state of South Carolina switched to using plastic cages to protect turtle eggs from predators after Lohmann's research suggested that wire cages can alter the magnetic cues sensed by the turtles. Lohmann will be releasing some turtles in the next few weeks off the NC coast, and beginning new studies of juveniles in his lab. For more Science Nation: Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=VideosatNSF or Youtube Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL833118C47C3E8362 or http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/index.jsp .
Meet One of our Rescued Loggerhead Sea Turtles, Charlie
 
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http://www.OdySeaAquarium.com At OdySea Aquarium in Scottsdale, AZ we have rescued Sea Turtles from all over the United States. Charlie is our largest female rescue turtle. She’s easily identified, as she has two circular weights attached to the back of her carapace. Like Greta and Valor, Charlie also has a condition called “bubble butt”, which means she has air trapped inside her shell. Charlie was struck by a boat, which caused trauma to her spinal chord and caused her back flippers to become paralyzed. Thankfully, she was found nursed back to health by a Florida rescue facility. It was here that her weights were attached and she re-learned how to dive and swim like a normal turtle. We believe Charlie is an incredible ambassador for her species, and count ourselves lucky to have her as part of the OdySea Aquarium family.
Views: 1122 OdySea Aquarium
Hatching Loggerhead Sea Turtles
 
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Watch loggerhead sea turtles hatch and begin their journey to the sea.
Why Florida Beaches Are Vital for Loggerhead Sea Turtles (4K)
 
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Florida beaches are some of the highest density nesting sites for loggerhead turtles in the world. As such, they're a major focus for conservationists looking out for this endangered species. From the Series: The Living Beach: Florida http://bit.ly/2U34hH8
Views: 4352 Smithsonian Channel
Florida Surfer Rescues Drowning Loggerhead Sea Turtle
 
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See our other video where a Florida lifeguard pulls a shark back into water with his bare hands: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DNyF0_ocu4 COCOA BEACH, Florida -- A surfer came to the rescue of a loggerhead sea turtle that was tangled in fishing lines just south of the Cocoa Beach Pier this afternoon. The turtle's flippers were so entangled that it could be seen gasping for air from the ocean's surface as it struggled to free itself from the mono-filament. Seeing the marine reptile in distress, a nearby surfer paddled over to help the sea turtle while risking a possible bite from the animal. Loggerhead sea turtles have a bite force so powerful, that they can easily tear through a conch shell - a mainstay of the turtle's diet. After a few minutes, the surfer had completely untangled the sea turtle and it swam away. Having done his good deed for the day, the surfer then just casually caught the next incoming wave. Loggerhead sea turtles are listed as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act. Editor's Note: There have been some comments made regarding the surfer dropping the line back into the ocean. While it may not show up well on the YouTube version, the higher-definition version of this video clearly shows that there is downward tension on fishing line, away from the turtle, indicating that the line is tethered to the sea floor. The thickness of the line appears to be somewhere between 20 lb. and 40 lb. test, which is not easily broken by bare, wet hands.
Views: 193134 Brevard Times
Sal Island - Cabo Verde - Loggerhead Sea Turtle - Sea Adventures
 
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Ilha do Sal - Cabo Verde - Tartaruga Marinha Carretta caretta (macho)
Biggest Sea Turtle in the Caribbean
 
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Some lucky scuba divers had a great encounter with a giant loggerhead sea turtle in Cozumel. This turtle probably weighed over 300 lbs. Check out our tours in Cozumel. www.blueh2ocozumel.com www.whalesharktoursmexico.com
Views: 92867 Blue H2o Cozumel
Sea Turtle Nesting Video
 
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http://www.seeturtles.org/ An educational video by SEE Turtles about the nesting process of sea turtles. Learn how female turtles come ashore to lay their eggs and how hatchlings make their way to the ocean. Join a sea turtle conservation tour: http://www.seeturtles.org/upcoming-tours Donate to help save baby sea turtles today: http://www.seeturtles.org/billion-baby-turtles/ Learn more about our School Program: Educational presentations: http://www.seeturtles.org/class-presentations/ Sea Turtle Field Trips: http://www.seeturtles.org/student-field-trips/ Free sea turtle lesson plans: http://www.seeturtles.org/lesson-plans/ Follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/SEEturtles/ https://www.instagram.com/see_turtles/ https://twitter.com/SEEturtles
Views: 356912 SEE Turtles
225-Pound Sea Turtle Goes Home – Kirby the Loggerhead
 
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Clearwater Marine Aquarium released Kirby, a 225-pound endangered loggerhead sea turtle, on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Kirby is an adult male sea turtle who was found floating near Indian Rocks Beach on January 29, 2019. CMA staff rescued Kirby and found a T-shaped wound on his head, several barnacles and algae on his carapace. He also had a buoyancy issue suspected to be caused by a GI tract problem. His treatment plan consisted of fluids, vitamins, antibiotics, and monitoring body temperature. Kirby steadily gained weight and his buoyancy improved. Visitors were able to view Kirby as he rehabilitated at CMA’s marine animal hospital and could watch him via his live webcam. After several months of rehabilitation, he fully recovered and was ready to return to the wild. Kirby was cleared for release by both our veterinarian and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). CMA staff, volunteers and supporters gathered at Clearwater Beach to see Kirby return home. We all wish him well back in the Gulf of Mexico and look forward to tracking his journey. All marine turtle footage taken in Florida was obtained with the approval of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) under conditions not harmful to marine turtles. Footage was acquired while conducting authorized conservation activities pursuant to FWC MTP-19-172. Visit us at Clearwater Marine Aquarium: http://bit.ly/1EKyytp Donate to Clearwater Marine Aquarium: https://visit.seewinter.com/#/Donation © 2019 Clearwater Marine Aquarium We believe in preserving our environment while inspiring the human spirit through leadership in the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of marine life; environmental education; research; and conservation. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. https://www.facebook.com/SeeWinter https://www.instagram.com/cmaquarium/ https://twitter.com/CMAquarium https://www.pinterest.com/cmaquarium/ https://www.seewinter.com
Loggerhead Turtle Laying Eggs
 
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Juno Beach, FL June 28, 2013
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Loggerhead Sea Turtle Nesting!!!
 
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On a recent sea turtle nest survey, we came across a Loggerhead still in the process of laying eggs. The video shows the various stages as she completes her nest, including burying, packing the sand with her shell, camouflaging the nest, and finally the laborious trek back into the water. Overall, we counted 28 new nests, of which one was a Leatherback, and 28 false crawls. That means nearly 60 turtles came up into our 3 mile stretch of beach in just one night! Those are some impressive numbers...
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Loggerhead Sea Turtle Hatching Rescue | Baby Turtles Hatching
 
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What a cool experience the J Brothers had today.! During a routine visit to a local beach, a Loggerhead Turtle nest was in the hatching process. Unfortunately, the little baby turtles were hatching at the wrong time of the day. Turtles have a better chance of survival if they hatch during the night. The turtle hatchlings were being rescued and taken to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton, FL, where they will be taken good care of and then released at night. This was super cool to experience, and we are so happy we can share some of the moments with you. Egg hatching turtles, turtle rescue. Hatching Turtles on the Beach! #gumbolimbo #loggerhead #loggerheadturtle #hatchingturtleeggs #turtlenest Music from YouTube Music Library – Blue Skies 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹 Affiliate links to products used in our videos: https://www.amazon.com/shop/mytubepmkidsvideos My Favorite Tool as a YouTube Creator: https://www.tubebuddy.com/MyTubePM DISCLAIMER: This video and description contain affiliate links, which means that if you make a purchase after clicking on one of the product links, I may receive a small commission. Rest assured, your pricing is not impacted. Thank you for the support as we continue making great videos for you! 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹 __ MyTubePM is a family oriented channel made with Kids in mind. It is intended to trigger curiosity through toy discovery, arts and crafts creativity, and hours of fun. Some of our best content relates to: LOL Surprise Dolls, MyTubePM LOL, LOL Surprise Dolls, LOL Balls, LOL Gold, Slime, mermaids, princesses and much more. Thank you for watching! LOL MyTubePM.
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Carolina study finds genetic evidence that magnetic navigation guides loggerhead sea turtles home
 
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New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides valuable insight into the navigation and nesting behaviors of loggerhead sea turtles that could inform future conservation efforts. Loggerhead sea turtles that nest on beaches with similar magnetic fields are genetically similar to one another, according to a new study by UNC-Chapel Hill biologists Kenneth J. Lohmann and J. Roger Brothers. The study was published today in the journal Current Biology. Learn more here: https://uncnews.unc.edu/2018/04/12/unc-chapel-hill-study-finds-genetic-evidence-that-magnetic-navigation-guides-loggerhead-sea-turtles-home/
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mother sea turtle lays eggs
 
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mother sea turtle lays eggs We warmly welcome you to the paradise Sri Lanka and to the Induruwa Sea Turtle Conservation Project & Sea Turtle Information Center Our project is situated in Induruwa, in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. The main purpose of our project is to incubate turtle eggs and release the baby turtles to the sea. Apart from that, we show foreign volunteers about the turtle hatchery. There are seven species of sea turtles. They are the leatherback sea turtle, green sea turtle, loggerhead sea turtle, Kemp's ridley sea turtle, hawksbill sea turtle, flatback sea turtle and olive ridley sea turtle. Four of the species have been identified as "endangered" or "critically endangered" with another two being classed as "vulnerable". Sea turtles constitute a single radiation that became distinct from all other turtles at least 110 million years ago. Most species of Sea Turtles will hatch during the night hours. Turtle nests that hatch during the day, are more prone to predators like birds, crab, sea birds, raccoon, ants and other animals on the beach. They also encounter more human activity on beaches after hatching and can run into human obstacles such as beach chairs, umbrellas, sand castles, as well as dogs and people on the beaches themselves. The hatchlings then proceed into the ocean, where a variety of marine predators await them. Although sea turtles usually lay around one hundred eggs at a time, on average only one of the eggs from the nest will survive to adulthood. While many of the things that endanger these hatchlings are natural, such as predators including sharks, raccoons, foxes, and seagulls, many new threats to the sea turtle species have recently arrived and increased with the ever-growing presence of humans. One of the most significant threats now comes from bycatch due to imprecise fishing methods. Long-lining has been identified as a major cause of accidental sea turtle death. There is also black-market demand for tortoiseshell for both decoration and supposed health benefits. Sea turtles must surface to breathe. Caught in a fisherman's net, they are unable to surface and thus drown. Another danger comes from marine debris, especially from abandoned fishing nets in which they can become entangled. General activities of our project: • Collecting of Turtle eggs from the beach. • Collected and rescued eggs are hatched safely away from predators before being released into the sea at night-time. Some are kept back for a short period for 'head starting' until they are stronger. • Providing treatments for disabled turtles caught by fishing nets. When we get information on a disabled turtle we take our full effort to visit the turtle and start doing necessary treatments to recover it. We go anywhere in between Hambantota and Kaluthara for this service. • Raise the awareness of marine turtle conservation needs at regional levels. (Conducting of seminars, awareness workshops, show videos, distributing leaflets, etc.) • Conducting continuous studies on post-nesting migrations and biology of marine turtles. • Share tracking data and findings to relevant authorities and contribute to the development of a regional marine turtle conservation plan. Integrate these conservation initiatives with national programs. Support us with your donation by bank transfer to: Beneficiary N.P. Kannangara Address No 558b Sri Sumathipala Mawatha, 80510 Athuruwalla Induruwa, Sri Lanka Bank Bank of Ceylon Address Tourist Village, 80500 Bentota Bank Code 7010 Branch Code 102 Acc No 8961852 BIC SWIFT BCEY LK LX Our website: www.marineturtles.webs.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/induruwasea.turtles Contact us at: [email protected] Our address: Induruwa Sea Turtle Conservation Project Galle Road 80510 Induruwa, Sri Lanka tags turtle turtles marine turtle marine turtles sea sea turtle sea turtles paradise welcome Sri Lanka Induruwa beach coast coastal water turtle eggs eggs egg mother baby birth born Sea Turtle Conservation Project conservation project cute incubate incubation turtle hatchery hatchery hatch hatching hatchling hatchlings Ceylon volunteer volunteers volunteering ocean species endangered endangered species critically endangered vulnerable protect protected protection rescue rescued rescuing seminar awareness workshop workshops study studies nest nests nesting biology ichtyoilogy science scientific track tracking develop development treat treatment treatments olive olive ridley leatherback loggerhead Kemp's ridley hawksbill flatback green Chelonioidea Testudines reptile reptiles tortoise tortoises shell Bentota Kosgoda Yala flipper flippers shore sand sandy season seasons mate mating caruncle night predator predators arribada arrival breed breeding eco system ecosystem ecology threat threats threaten threatening temperature sex gender female females
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Loggerhead Turtle burying eggs and returning to the ocean
 
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Video take July 5, 2013 at Melbourne Beach, FL. From Wikipedia: The loggerhead sea turtle is found in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans, as well as the Mediterranean Sea. It spends most of its life in saltwater and estuarine habitats, with females briefly coming ashore to lay eggs. The loggerhead sea turtle has a low reproductive rate; females lay an average of four egg clutches and then become quiescent, producing no eggs for two to three years. The loggerhead reaches sexual maturity within 17--33 years and has a lifespan of 47--67 years. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loggerhead_turtle
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How to Help Save Loggerhead Sea Turtles- MyrtleBeach.com
 
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Marissa from www.MyrtleBeach.com interviews Interpretive Ranger Ann Wilson at the Myrtle Beach State Park about how we can help save the Loggerhead Sea Turtles. Loggerhead Sea Turtles are endangered and lay their eggs along the South Carolina coast.
Views: 2585 MyrtleBeach.com
A Sea Turtle's Journey to a Nesting Ground | Nat Geo Wild
 
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Hawksbill Sea Turtles rarely survive infancy, but when they do - they can live to an old age! ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoWILDSubscribe About National Geographic Wild: National Geographic Wild is a place for all things animals and for animal-lovers alike. Take a journey through the animal kingdom with us and discover things you never knew before, or rediscover your favorite animals! Get More National Geographic Wild: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoWILD Facebook: http://bit.ly/NGWFacebook Twitter: http://bit.ly/NGWTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NGWInstagram A Sea Turtle's Journey to a Nesting Ground | Nat Geo Wild https://youtu.be/ac0m5fJDnwA Nat Geo Wild https://www.youtube.com/user/NatGeoWild
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Hook Lodged in Throat of Loggerhead Sea Turtle Surgically Removed | SeaWorld® Orlando
 
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Feb. 27, 2012 -- This morning SeaWorld® Orlando's senior veterinarian performed surgery, with assistance from the aquarium staff, on rescued sea turtle to remove a large fishing hook from its throat. Check out other Parks & Entertainment Properties SeaWorld®.com: http://bit.ly/1986sqY Aquatica®bySeaWorld®.com: http://bit.ly/1fVhKnn DiscoveryCove®.com: http://bit.ly/1kzNTEc BuschGardens®.com: http://bit.ly/1kzNWzH SesamePlace®.com: http://bit.ly/1idYfKh Explore SeaWorld®Kids.com: http://bit.ly/1d3RFCl Join our Social Media for more information from SeaWorld® Parks & Entertainment Twitter: http://bit.ly/1heQ3q8 Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1f2v4FE Flicker: http://bit.ly/1fl82ur Pinterest: http://bit.ly/1hXpp83 SeaWorld® Insider Blog: http://bit.ly/JsTJZu
Swimming with Sea Turtles: Beautiful Surprises Underwater
 
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Swimming with Sea Turtles: Beautiful Surprises Underwater Up close footage of some divers swimming near a loggerhead sea turtle in the Atlantic. The loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), or loggerhead, is an oceanic turtle distributed throughout the world. It is a marine reptile, belonging to the family Cheloniidae. The average loggerhead measures around 90 cm (35 in) long when fully grown, although larger specimens of up to 280 cm (110 in) have been discovered. The adult loggerhead sea turtle weighs approximately 135 kg (298 lb), with the largest specimens weighing in at more than 450 kg (1,000 lb). The skin ranges from yellow to brown in color, and the shell is typically reddish-brown. No external differences in gender are seen until the turtle becomes an adult, the most obvious difference being the adult males have thicker tails and shorter plastrons than the females. They are primarily carnivores, munching jellyfish, conchs, crabs, and even fish, but will eat seaweed and sargassum occasionally. Mature females will often return, sometimes over thousands of miles, to the beach where they hatched to lay their eggs. Worldwide population numbers are unknown, but scientists studying nesting populations are seeing marked decreases despite endangered species protections. For more information on Loggerhead Sea Turtles visit: Loggerhead Sea Turtles National Geographic: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/reptiles/loggerhead-sea-turtle/ Sea Turtle Conservancy: http://www.conserveturtles.org/seaturtleinformation.php?page=loggerhead National Wildlife Federation: http://www.nwf.org/wildlife/wildlife-library/amphibians-reptiles-and-fish/sea-turtles/loggerhead-sea-turtle.aspx Attribution: Richard Kern - Loggerhead Encounter Original video found at: https://vimeo.com/42922997 Attribution License - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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Sea turtle rescue: Fishermen save endangered loggerhead in Chile
 
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Subscribe to ITN News: http://goo.gl/zRYiYn An endangered loggerhead sea turtle has been rescued by a group of fishermen in Caldera Bay in Chile. The fishermen spotted the turtle - which had a significant injury on its left flipper - as they were coming into port after a day at sea. The animal was placed on the dock while the local vet arrived for inspection. It is now being treated with antibiotics and has been placed in a large aquarium pool until marine biologists are able to transport her to the city of Antofagasta. There, she will be nursed back to health prior to her release back into the wild. Sea turtles have survived as a species for more than 100 million years, and regularly overcome huge odds on their migratory swims over thousands of miles. Loggerheads, which can live decades and weigh hundreds of pounds, were first designated as threatened in 1978. Report by Mark Morris. Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/itn Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/itn Add us on Google+: http://bit.ly/17z0Dpd More stories from ITN: The Biggest News Stories of 2013: http://bit.ly/19ophtm The Weirdest News Stories of 2013: http://bit.ly/1ef1L1P The strangest news trend of 2013? Kids stuck in China: http://bit.ly/JwGp64 Giant yellow rubber duck explodes in Taiwan: http://bit.ly/1eXp70w Legal recreational marijuana for sale in Colorado: http://bit.ly/18Z56UM Crop circles pop up in California: http://bit.ly/1fYatmj Incredible! Elephants play football in Nepal: http://bit.ly/1gfIjnx Edward Snowden's Alternative Christmas Message: http://bit.ly/1dcCt5J Man stops armed robber by wrestling him to the ground: http://bit.ly/1c0LVrJ Robot astronaut finally meets a human in space: http://goo.gl/fApB1i NYC taxi drivers release "sexy" calendar for charity: http://goo.gl/BoK0MF Woolwich killer gives chilling police interview about murder: http://goo.gl/wqTEmL Lee Rigby's family gives emotional statement about Woolwich attack: http://goo.gl/jnwkLW See 2013's Most Watched Videos: http://bit.ly/1cKAmGl See our Biggest Videos of All Time: http://bit.ly/18ZACCf
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Endangered Ocean: Sea Turtles
 
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Did you know that sea turtles have been living on planet Earth since the time of the dinosaurs? Around 110 million years. There are seven different species of sea turtles, six of which - green, hawksbill, Kemp's ridley, leatherback, loggerhead, and the olive ridley - can be found throughout the ocean in both warm and cool waters. The seventh species, the flatback, lives only in Australia. A healthy ocean depends on sea turtles. And sea turtles need our help. Get the story in 2:45 minutes. Original video source: http://oceantoday.noaa.gov/endoceanseaturtles/
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The Beast - Loggerhead Sea Turtle Hatchlings in Georgia
 
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The journey of a mysterious creature, resulting in one of nature's most spectacular events http://www.onehundredmiles.org Video by Blake Lipthratt
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The Kiawah Conservancy's 2015 Loggerhead Sea Turtle Documentary
 
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Enjoy this enlightening presentation on the plight of the loggerhead sea turtle. Watch as the mother turtle emerges from the ocean and makes her way to the dunes to dig her nest and lay her clutch of eggs. Learn about Kiawah's thriving Turtle Patrol and their efforts to preserve this amazing species. Watch as the hatchlings emerge from the nest and make their way to the sea. Loggerhead sea turtles are one of Kiawah Island’s most iconic and noble species. They pre-date even dinosaurs, making them one of the oldest species on earth. For thousands of years these huge creatures have been making their way to our beach as they continue to play their part in the circle of life. Kiawah is proud to have actively hosted these nesting mothers in large numbers for 40 years. Early efforts by a group of University of South Carolina students have morphed into an impressive current day Turtle Patrol. Today’s dedicated volunteers, with funding from the Town of Kiawah Island, patrol the beach from May until the last nest has hatched. They locate and mark new nests. They excavate and inventory hatches. They keep detailed records and submit a report annually to the South Carolina Department of Natural resources adding to our growing body of knowledge. Kiawah residents and visitors alike continue to be fascinated by these amazing creatures. WHAT PART CAN YOU PLAY? * Remember “Lights out for sea turtles. ”Mothers and hatchlings are confused and disoriented by artificial light. * Resist the urge to touch hatchings. They need to make the trek to the sea under their own steam. * Report sea turtle sightings to local authorities or the Department of Natural Resources in your area (on Kiawah Island report sightings to Town Hall at 843-768-9166) * Consider joining a Turtle Patrol * Commit to playing an active role in maintaining the delicate balance of nature and development.
Views: 3919 Kiawah Conservancy
Endangered Ocean Life - Sea Turtles, Endangered Species
 
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Endangered Ocean Life – Sea Turtles, Endangered Species What do Elk Horn Corals, Leatherback Sea Turtles, and Hawaiian Muck Seals all have in common? They are all protected under US Endangered Species Act. The Endangered Species Act of 1973 is one of the most effective conservation laws in the United States using science based management plan it has prevented the extinction of 99 percent of the species it protects. So how does it work? The US Congress put the US Fish and Wildlife service in charge of land and fresh water species and NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service in charge of marine species. These agencies can review the status of these species on their own or concerned citizens or groups can petition the agencies to list a species, after a review process a species can be listed as either Endangered or Threatened is necessary. Endangered means the species is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant part of its range. Threatened means the species is likely to become endangered in the foreseeable future. If the species is listed as Endangered it is illegal to kill, harass, harm or capture it without special permission. Threatened species may be given many of the same protections, once the species is listed the agency in charge can designate the species Federally Protected Habitat, they will also develop a recovery plan to guide government and private efforts to help the species and get it out of danger. Today the Endangered Species Act protects over 2,140 listed species. The US Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA continue to develop new technologies and management approaches to insure the Endangered Species Act stays effective and that endangered species populations can rebound and their habits can recover. A healthy ocean needs strong and sustainable populations of all marine species and the endangered species act has gone a long way to keeping it that way. Did you know that Sea Turtles have been living on Planet Earth since the time of the dinosaurs, around 110 million years. There are 7 different species of sea turtles, 6 of which Green, Hawksbill, Kemp’s Ridley, Leatherback, Loggerhead, and the Olive Ridley can be found throughout the ocean in both warm and cool waters, the 7th species the Flatback lives only in Australia. What’s amazing about sea turtles is after years of living and traveling the open ocean they return to the nesting grounds of where they were born to lay their eggs, in their voyage from nesting to feeding grounds some species will travel more than 1000 miles. But life is filled with danger for the sea turtle especially the hatchlings, on the beach birds, crabs, raccoons and even foxes will eat the hatchlings, and if the hatchlings make it to the ocean they are still tasty snacks for sea birds and fish. However the greatest threats for sea turtles are not from natural predators they are from humans, accidental catch in commercial fisheries or entanglement in marine debris are a serious threat to sea turtles as well as destruction of beach habitat , harvesting and poaching for meat and eggs and even boat strikes. But people aren’t just sitting by, nations are working together to protect and conserve sea turtles. In 1981 an international agreement made it illegal to trade all 7 species of sea turtle and their eggs or meat internationally, governments are figuring out ways to reduce bycatch such as requiring new designs in fishing gear and changes to fishing practices to make them less likely to capture turtles. Marine protected areas are being established in important sea turtle habitats. Conservation organizations are working with local communities to help change fishing practices as well as transition incomes away from turtle harvesting and toward turtle tourism . Other local efforts include working to reduce sources of marine debris, monitoring sea turtle nests and protecting them from poaching, and passing laws that prevent irresponsible development of known nesting beaches. A healthy ocean depends on sea turtles and sea turtles need our help. Don’t forget to subscribe A Special Thank you to Mike Gonzalez For the Sea Turtle Photo, used as the youtube video thumbnail http://a-z-animals.com/animals/sea-turtle/pictures/2455/ Each Week, a new Did you Know? Video Beluga Whales-Ocean Mammals http://youtu.be/4YnRobITZJ8 Seahorse-Male Seahorse Giving Birth http://youtu.be/Nra3n3sVeiI Sharks – Endangered Animals of the Ocean http://youtu.be/ez8-fnbmp-U Octopus-How a Giant Pacific Octopus Eats http://youtu.be/TZeeszGQqTg Endangered Species Act-North American right Whale http://youtu.be/pU3DwU44D4U
Views: 16821 Did You Know ?