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September 14 2011


4,600 Sea Turtles Killed Yearly by Fishing, Study Suggests

The number suggests a vast improvement, but researchers say that fewer would be killed if federal rules were strictly enforced.

November 29 2010

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October 25 2010


October 22 2010


Doubts Persist on Gulf Sand Barriers

Many question whether artificial islands built from dredged sand can block and capture oil now that it is diluted and dispersed.

October 11 2010


October 08 2010


Turtle, Dugongs ‘at Risk Under Climate Change’

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/10/101008082926.htm ScienceDaily (Oct. 8, 2010) — The “turtle and dugong capital of the world,” the northern Great Barrier Reef (GBR) and Torres Strait region, faces increased pressure under climate change from human actions such as fishing, hunting, onshore development and pollution. “Depletion of turtle and dugong numbers increases their vulnerability to other threats and lowers [...]

July 14 2010


Sea Turtle Restoration Project: Why shrimp really REALLY suck right now

http://shrimpsuck.blogspot.com/ Tuesday, June 8, 2010 Over 30 juvenile Kemp’s ridley sea turtles washed up dead in the Galveston, Texas area in April when shrimping activity increased and well before any oil was seen on stranded sea turtles. We called for more law enforcement and so far four Texas shrimp boats were found with Turtle Excluder Devices (TEDs) [...]

July 12 2010


July 01 2010


June 25 2010


Oil Burning Stirs Fear for Sea Turtles

A wildlife expert says that no specific sea turtles have been spotted at an oil-burning site in the gulf, but that they have been seen nearby and could get burned.

April 19 2010


Disney’s Oceans is the most important film of our time

Wallace “J’ Nichols Ph.D. Most of our planet is ocean. And our ocean is in big trouble. But nearly all of the ocean is out of sight and mind for nearly all of us. Jacques Cousteau, whose 100th birthday is celebrated in June, said that people protect what they love. The best way to fall in love with the [...]

April 05 2010



Wallace “J.” Nichols, PhD Founder/Co-Director OceanRevolution.org OCEANS edited by Jon Bowermaster, Companion book to the new DisneyNature film OCEANS .More than 75 percent of the globe is covered by the oceans. It is sometimes difficult to understand why it is called Planet Earth rather than Planet Ocean. Since half the world’s human population lives within a stone’s throw of [...]

February 24 2010


Hawksbill Turtles – Keepers of the Coral

Rainer von Brandis Source: People & the Planet February 4, 2010 Courtesy of CORAL Better known for the aesthetic qualities of its shell than for the role it plays in maintaining coral reef ecosystems, the hawksbill sea turtle is classified as Critically Endangered by the IUCN. In view of this status, hawksbills have been the focus of numerous research [...]

January 23 2010


Sea Turtles

What is it about sea turtles? How are they able to move us so deeply, perhaps more than any other marine creature? Sea turtle are at once emblematic flagships for the oceans, and umbrella species whose conservation requires the preservation of intact habitats ranging from tropical nesting beaches to sub-Arctic foraging grounds. Posted at [...]

January 18 2010


Mission Sea Turtle

W.J. Nichols Ph.D. Here’s your mission should you choose to accept it: hold you breath for a month, eat an entire salad bar, swim a marathon a day for 2 weeks, while figuring out how to get to a place you haven’t been to since you were a baby 30 years ago, without the help of [...]

January 10 2010


Wallace “J” Nichols PhD. Bio

The last few days I have been totally engrossed in reading papers, poetry, excerpts from books…the list goes on.  I came across this bio of Wallace “J” Nichols PhD. that I simply had to share with you.  We are so fortunate here at Climate of Our Future to have him teaching us what he can [...]

January 07 2010


Groups Sue National Marine Fisheries Service to Protect Loggerhead Sea Turtles

Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons EarthJustice.org Scientific weaknesses in the new biological opinion undermine turtle protection December 18, 2009 Tallahassee, FL — Conservation groups went back to court Thursday in their continuing battle to protect imperiled sea turtles from death and injury in the Gulf of Mexico bottom longline fishery. The coalition, which includes Earthjustice, [...]

January 04 2010


Thinking Like a Coconut

An article by W.J. Nichols PhD http://www.wallacejnichols.org/wallacejnichols/Blog/Entries/2009/8/23_Thinking_Like_a_Coconut.html August 23, 2009 On a small island you’ve never heard of, in a small group of islands you’ve never heard of, in the South China Sea, native coconuts grow. Green sea turtles climb the beach at night. They lay their small round eggs in a narrow, deep hole they [...]

January 03 2010


Plastic Kills Sea Turtles

Plastic lasts foerver. It never biodegrades. Yet we use it to make disposable objects that we discard after a short period of time, sometimes just minutes, or a few hours. Take action

LIVBLUE: Statement on Plastic Pollution

Monday, June 8, 2009 LIVBLUE: Statement on Plastic Pollution (English and Spanish) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE World Oceans Day Brings Warnings from Plastic Pollution Council June 8, 2009, San Francisco, California Following a presentation to Google employees by Captain Charles Moore, an oceanographer who pioneered the study of plastic debris, the Strategic Council on Plastic Pollution convened at the Google Campus [...]
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