Turtles

Thais free 1,066 turtles on King’s birthday for good fortune

Thais free 1,066 turtles on King’s birthday for good fortune

The sea turtles, seen as symbols of longevity, waddled into the waves off Sattahip naval base in Chonburi province.

Jul 26, 2017, 19:07 PM IST

Critically endangered Burmese roofed turtles hatched

In a major boost to the species survival, 39 Burmese roofed turtles -- one of the rarest turtles in existence -- have hatched from 44 viable eggs in Limpha village.
 

Jun 16, 2017, 14:12 PM IST
Consuming those soft shelled turtles may prove deadly

Consuming those soft shelled turtles may prove deadly

Cholera is a bacterial disease causing severe diarrhoea and dehydration, usually spread in water.Besides soft shelled turtles, aquatic hosts of V. cholerae include zooplankton, fish, shellfish, egg masses of midges, waterfowl, and crustaceans. 

Jun 10, 2017, 12:14 PM IST
50 sea turtles released ahead of Endangered Species Day

50 sea turtles released ahead of Endangered Species Day

At least 50 critically endangered turtles were released by the Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi (EAD) in collaboration with the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project (DTRP) ahead of Endangered Species Day on Friday.

May 19, 2017, 00:53 AM IST
2 lakh baby Olive Ridley turtles emerge in Odisha beach

2 lakh baby Olive Ridley turtles emerge in Odisha beach

Emergence of baby Olive Ridley marine turtles along Gahirmatha beach on Odisha's coast has provided relief to conservationists.

Apr 12, 2017, 23:40 PM IST
Mass hatching of Olive Ridley turtles begins

Mass hatching of Olive Ridley turtles begins

Baby turtles generally emerge about 45 or 50 days after nesting.

Apr 09, 2017, 17:14 PM IST
Endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles  back in Odisha

Endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles back in Odisha

Endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles, which were tagged for the purpose of studying their migration pattern, have reappeared for mass nesting in Odisha.

Feb 26, 2017, 15:04 PM IST

Coast Guard launches operation for Olive Ridley turtles

The Coast Guard patrol in turtle congregation sites would remain in force till the turtles finish laying eggs on nesting beaches, the DIG said.  

Feb 03, 2017, 19:16 PM IST
Chennai oil spill spreads at alarming pace; hits marine life severely

Chennai oil spill spreads at alarming pace; hits marine life severely

With no major damage to the vessels, the collision however left the marine life destructed with numerous dead fish and sea turtles being washed ashore on Chennai's coast.

Feb 02, 2017, 12:49 PM IST
Australia makes way for turtles to lay eggs; cleans up oil spill

Australia makes way for turtles to lay eggs; cleans up oil spill

The "oil patties" were discovered by rangers on Monday afternoon.

Oct 19, 2016, 22:36 PM IST
Common chemical can make male turtles behave like females

Common chemical can make male turtles behave like females

Exposure to a chemical used in many consumer products, including water bottles, can induce behavioural changes in turtles, reprogramming male turtle brains to exhibit behaviour common in females.

Aug 25, 2016, 00:15 AM IST
52 rare turtles found poached in Agra, only 10 rescued alive

52 rare turtles found poached in Agra, only 10 rescued alive

52 endangered turtles were found trapped in a 20 ft-long poacher's net in Keetham Lake, located in Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary in Agra.

Mar 16, 2016, 00:32 AM IST
Prehistoric humans savoured roasted turtles!

Prehistoric humans savoured roasted turtles!

The findings were published in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews.

Feb 02, 2016, 18:50 PM IST

12 rare freshwater turtles rescued

At least 12 turtles of a rare variety were today rescued by forest officials near Bayalish Mouza here.

Dec 10, 2015, 00:25 AM IST

Odisha govt bans fishing to protect Olive Ridley turtles

Over half a million Olive Ridley turtles arrive and congregate in the shallow coastal water of the Bay of Bengal in November.

Nov 02, 2015, 16:13 PM IST

Wildlife smuggler held, black spotted turtles seized

Mohd Mukeem alias Munna was arrested on at tip off from Gangaghat, Shuklaganj in Unnao district Thursday when he was going to take consignment of turtles.

Oct 23, 2015, 22:05 PM IST
Scientists find new clues in turtle evolution

Scientists find new clues in turtle evolution

A 260-million-year-old fossil species found in South Africa's Karoo basin has shed new light on the murky origins of turtles.

Sep 03, 2015, 17:36 PM IST
97,000 Kemp's ridley sea turtles born on Mexican beaches

97,000 Kemp's ridley sea turtles born on Mexican beaches

More than 97,000 Kemp's ridley sea turtles were born in recent days at the Playa Rancho Nuevo wildlife sanctuary in Mexico's Tamaulipas state, the National Protected Natural Areas Commission (Conanp) said.

Jul 23, 2015, 10:59 AM IST
207 giant turtles to be released in the Galapagos

207 giant turtles to be released in the Galapagos

Administrators at Ecuador's Galapagos National Park said 207 giant turtles will be released next month on the island of Santa Fe, where the native tortoises died out more than 150 years ago.

May 23, 2015, 09:42 AM IST

Flatback turtles swim against current to remain in Great Barrier Reef

Flatback turtles must counter the effects of currents from the moment they hatch, if they are to remain in the Great Barrier Reef in north-eastern Australia, a study published on Monday revealed.

May 18, 2015, 15:36 PM IST