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.

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.

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.

Baby turtles brake out of their eggshells in Odisha

Millions of baby turtles have broken out of their eggshells and crawled towards the serene seawaters off Gahirmatha coast in Odisha's Kendrapara district, marking the culmination of annual sojourn of endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles since last week.

77 Olive Ridley turtles let out into the sea

A total of 77 Olive Ridley sea turtles, an endangered species, were let out into the sea near Dhanushkodi Sunday, a forest department official said.

US govt sued over sea turtles snared in shrimp nets

Tens of thousands of endangered sea turtles die every year in the United States when they are inadvertently snared in shrimp nets, an environmental group alleged in a lawsuit filed Wednesday against the government.

US govt sued over sea turtles snared in shrimp nets

Tens of thousands of endangered sea turtles die every year in the United States when they are inadvertently snared in shrimp nets, an environmental group alleged in a lawsuit filed Wednesday against the government.

Truncated beach profile affecting turtles' rookery

Sea erosion, a truncated beach profile and formation of a sand bar close to the nesting ground of Olive Ridley sea turtles off Gahirmatha coast in Kendrapara district are posing to be stumbling blocks for the marine animals to crawl to their favoured nesting grounds.

Green sea turtles recover in Florida, Mexico
Green sea turtles recover in Florida, Mexico

Long considered an endangered species, green sea turtles in Florida and Mexico have bounced back and officials said Friday they are seeking to change the turtles` protected status to "threatened."

Over 90 rare turtles seized by BSF along Bangladesh border

More than 90 rare species of 'black spotted' turtle, widely smuggled for their meat, were today seized by the BSF when they were being illegally sneaked into West Bengal through Indo-Bangladesh border.

Villagers for protection of turtles in Odisha

 Residents of Podampeta, a predominantly fisherfolk village, near the Rushikulya mouth in Ganjam district are engaged in protecting Olive Ridley sea turtles, who are climbing the beach for mass nesting.

Gujarat forest department seizes 77 turtles in Vadodara

Gujarat government's forest department has seized 77 turtles, which were sent to Vadodara from Mumbai illegally and detained one person in this case, forest officials said here Wednesday.

Rare Asian black spotted turtles seized in Bengal

Border Security Force (BSF) personnel have seized 185 rare Asian black spotted turtles, worth Rs.1.11 crore in the international market, in Kalanchi in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district while they were being smuggled to Bangladesh.

New 'Tree of life' puts turtles next to dinosaurs
New 'Tree of life' puts turtles next to dinosaurs

Refuting the notion that turtles are most closely related to lizards and snakes, researchers from the California Academy of Sciences have now reconstructed a detailed “tree of life” linking turtles to dinosaurs.

Mating Olive Ridleys head to Gahirmatha sanctuary
Mating Olive Ridleys head to Gahirmatha sanctuary

Pairs of mating olive ridley sea turtles have begun emerging on seawaters off Gahirmatha marine sanctuary coast in Odisha, marking the commencement of breeding and nesting season of these endangered aquatic animals.

Odisha imposes fishing ban for turtle nesting
Odisha imposes fishing ban for turtle nesting

The Odisha government Saturday imposed a seven-month fishing ban along its coast to protect endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles which come to the state beaches for mass nesting every winter, an official said.

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' review: Entertaining teen fare
'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' review: Entertaining teen fare

Packed with roller-coaster action, set in New York City, this science-fiction-action-adventure film is a reboot of a Gen-Y franchise that began in 1984 as a comic series, which was later adapted into television shows, video games and films. 

Turtles `talk` to care for young

In a first instance of recorded parental care in turtles, scientists have found that these reptiles use sound to stick together and care for young.

230 turtles from India seized at Bangkok airport

Customs officials at Suvarnabhumi Airport here have seized 230 Hamilton turtles packed in four unattended suitcases that arrived on a flight from India, Bangkok Post reported Wednesday.

Endangered turtles seized

Twenty seven endangered turtles, meant for sale to other countries, were today seized in a joint operation by Delhi police, the wildlife department and different groups near a bus stand here.