Rare sea turtles eating plastic at record rate
Not only are the endangered animals devouring more plastic than ever before, a new study finds, but the problem is most pronounced among younger turtles.
American military, wildlife learning to coexist
The U.S. military is trying to make peace with an array of endangered animals, from birds and turtles on Army bases to whales and seals in Navy sonar range.
Florida cop saves sea turtle hatchlings
The police officer collected the tiny turtles in a hotel parking lot and released them into the Gulf of Mexico.
Some drivers go out of their way to hit turtles
A Clemson University student found that 1 in 50 drivers intentionally hit box turtles, a species that’s in decline.
Missing turtle survives in storage room for 30 years
Family finds the rogue reptile three decades after they lost her.
Light pollution deters nesting sea turtles
A new study suggests light pollution determines where female sea turtles choose to build their nests. Darker sites are preferable because of hatchlings’ needs.
The sex of unborn painted turtles is dictated by ambient temperature. A new study suggests climate change could doom the species to a brief, all-female future.