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World's Largest Sea Turtle! Giant Leatherback Sea Turtle!
World's Largest Sea Turtle! Giant Leatherback Sea Turtle! https://youtu.be/6u5NqrKG3dA I know this is not our usual content, but could you imagine if we could get this turtle on our side? GO TEAM USA! Minigun Turtle! Make sure to subscribe to the channel! Leatherback turtles have the most hydrodynamic body design of any sea turtle, with a large, teardrop-shaped body. A large pair of front flippers powers the turtles through the water. Like other sea turtles, the leatherback has flattened fore limbs adapted for swimming in the open ocean. Claws are absent from both pairs of flippers. The leatherback's flippers are the largest in proportion to its body among extant sea turtles. Leatherback's front flippers can grow up to 2.7 m (8.9 ft) in large specimens, the largest flippers (even in comparison to its body) of any sea turtle. The leatherback has several characteristics that distinguish it from other sea turtles. Its most notable feature is the lack of a bony carapace. Instead of scutes, it has thick, leathery skin with embedded minuscule osteoderms. Seven distinct ridges rise from the carapace, crossing from the cranial to caudal margin of the turtle's back. Leatherbacks are unique among reptiles in that their scales lack β-keratin. The entire turtle's dorsal surface is colored dark grey to black, with a scattering of white blotches and spots. Demonstrating countershading, the turtle's underside is lightly colored. Instead of teeth, the leatherback turtle has points on the tomium of its upper lip, with backwards spines in its throat to help it swallow food and to stop its prey from escaping once caught. Oesophagus of a leatherback sea turtle showing spines to retain prey D. coriacea adults average 1–1.75 m (3.3–5.7 ft) in curved carapace length (CCL), 1.83–2.2 m (6.0–7.2 ft) in total length, and 250 to 700 kg (550 to 1,540 lb) in weight. In the Caribbean, the mean size of adults was reported at 384 kg (847 lb) in weight and 1.55 m (5.1 ft) in CCL. Similarly, those nesting in French Guiana, weighed an average of 339.3 kg (748 lb) and measured 1.54 m (5.1 ft) in CCL. The largest verified specimen ever found was discovered in the Pakistani beach of Sanspit and measured 213 cm (6.99 ft) in CCL and 650 kg (1,433 lb) in weight, a previous contender, the "Harlech turtle", was purportedly 256.5 cm (8.42 ft) in CCL and 916 kg (2,019 lb) in weight however recent inspection of its remains housed at the National Museum Cardiff have found that its true CCL is around 1.5 m (4.9 ft), casting doubt on the accuracy of the claimed weight, as well. On the other hand, a scientific paper claimed that the species can weigh up to 1,000 kg (2,200 lb) without providing more verifiable detail. The leatherback turtle is scarcely larger than any other sea turtle upon hatching, as they average 61.3 mm (2.41 in) in carapace length and weigh around 46 g (1.6 oz) when freshly hatched. D. coriacea exhibits several anatomical characteristics believed to be associated with a life in cold waters, including an extensive covering of brown adipose tissue, temperature-independent swimming muscles, countercurrent heat exchangers between the large front flippers and the core body, and an extensive network of countercurrent heat exchangers surrounding the trachea. Leave a like on this video if you enjoyed! Our videos are provided by the Department of Defense, and NATO TV. The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement. In general, all media on the site is produced by U.S. DoD or Federal Agencies, and is in the public domain, i.e., not protected by U.S. copyright; however, other restrictions might apply, such as, but not limited to, the right to enforce trademarks, and the right of privacy/right of publicity, any of which might restrict use of some of the media. Media may not be used to imply endorsement of any product or service by the DoD.
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Amazing Facts About Leatherback Sea Turtles
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Sea Turtle Nesting Video
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
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Giant And Largest Sea Turtle Lack on Beach
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Species in the Spotlight: Pacific Leatherback Turtle Recovery
Critically low populations of Pacific Leatherback sea turtles have put them in the spotlight for increased aid and attention. These sea turtles suffer from many threats such as getting caught in fishing nets, over-harvesting of eggs and destruction of nests by animals. Find out what NOAA is doing and what you can do to help recover these endangered populations.
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Catching Sea Turtles!
Please SUBSCRIBE - http://bit.ly/BWchannel Tour Tickets Available Now! - http://bit.ly/bravetickets Buy Brave Wilderness Gear - http://bit.ly/BWmerch Buy Coyote’s Book - http://bit.ly/BOOKbraveadventures Watch More - http://bit.ly/BTTseaturtles On this episode of Beyond the Tide, Coyote and the crew catch Sea Turtles off the coast of Australia! In partnership with World Wild Fund of Australia and Australias Traditional Owners the team was very fortunate to have the opportunity to get up close and document these majestic sea creatures as part of an ongoing tracking and research program authorized by the state of Queensland. For Coyote specifically this episode was an absolute dream come true! Get ready to see the team in action catching Green Sea Turtles! West Coast Tour Tickets are SOLD OUT…please stay tuned for new live show announces in the coming months! April 5 - San Francisco, CA - SOLD OUT April 6 - Portland, OR - SOLD OUT April 7 - Seattle, WA - SOLD OUT April 8 - Boulder, CO - SOLD OUT HUGE THANKS to WWF for partnering with us to make this video about the green sea turtle possible! To find out more about their work please visit their website - http://bit.ly/WWFseaturtle or http://bit.ly/WWFseaturtles. There are countless threats to sea turtles worldwide including pollution, entanglement in nets and constant changes in their ecosystem. WWF is constantly working to help sea turtles and through the process of tagging and obtaining data from the turtles they are able to gauge the growth and health of these fragile animals. Their tireless efforts are helping to preserve the future for one of the planets most iconic sea creatures. Their tagging program is important for conservation because it puts very little stress on the animals, helps keep a detailed record of the individual turtles, their travel patterns and their overall wellbeing. To learn more about their conservation work, visit their green sea turtle page! Beyond the Tide explores the mysterious world of the ocean and brings you closer than ever to its most fascinating creatures. Whether it’s tide pools or lagoons Coyote Peterson and the Brave Wilderness crew will take you there! The Brave Wilderness Channel is your one stop connection to a wild world of adventure and amazing up close animal encounters! Follow along with adventurer and animal expert Coyote Peterson and his crew as they lead you on six exciting expedition series - Emmy Award Winning Breaking Trail, Beyond the Tide, Base Camp, Dragon Tails, Base Camp and Coyote’s Backyard - featuring everything from Grizzly Bears and Crocodiles to Rattlesnakes and Tarantulas…each episode offers an opportunity to learn something new. So SUBSCRIBE NOW and join the adventure that brings you closer to the most beloved, bizarre and misunderstood creatures known to man! GET READY...things are about to get WILD! New Episodes Every Wednesday and Friday at 7AM EST Subscribe Now! www.youtube.com/BraveWilderness Buy Coyote’s Book! http://bit.ly/BOOKbraveadventures Official Website: https://www.BraveWilderness.com Brave Wilderness on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bravewilderness/ Coyote Peterson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CoyotePeterson Coyote Peterson on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CoyotePeterson Coyote Peterson on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/CoyotePeterson Coyote Peterson G+: https://plus.google.com/100310803754690323805/about
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Sea turtle laying 215 eggs on bali island
Sea Turtle mother laying her eggs.
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See a Sea Turtle Devour a Jellyfish Like Spaghetti | National Geographic
A marine biologist captured footage of a green sea turtle enjoying a stinging meal - a jellyfish. ➡ 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 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
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New Born, Baby Sea Turtles Race to the Ocean!
Cozumel, Mexico - With the help of volunteers, we safely release 82 baby sea turtles into the Caribbean - an amazing experience!
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The Leatherback Seaturtle is a Very Large Turtle
An excerpt from Episode 6 of our Endless Ocean: Blue World Let's Play. http://www.kisamayatsu.com/letsplay/EO2/ https://twitter.com/Zorak
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What Do Sea Turtles Eat: Foods That Sea Turtles Eat in the Wild
What Do Sea Turtles Eat: Foods That Sea Turtles Eat in the Wild http://what-do-animals-eat.com/what-do-turtles-eat/ Have you ever wonder what foods do sea turtles enjoy in their natural environment? For the next 2 minutes we will be talking about what sea turtles eat. This video will discuss 5 of the 7 major sea turtle species of the world. The type of food that sea turtles eat depends greatly on the type of turtle and its natural habitat and their capacity to chew on some specific types of marine life What do Hawksbill Turtles Eat? Hawksbill turtles have jaws that look similar to a hawk's beak. This narrow and curved design helps the turtle get food from hard to reach crevices. Hawksbill turtles feed off of sponges, shrimp and squid found around coral reefs. Hawksbill turtles are often called spongivores, because their diets consist of soft, spongy sea animals. What do Leatherback Sea Turtles Eat? Leatherback turtles have jaws that are similar to scissors. These turtles use their jaws to spear jellyfish and other soft-shelled animals. Leatherbacks must stick to a soft diet to prevent their jaws from being damaged. Because of their jellylike diet, leatherbacks are often called gelatinivores. What do Green sea turtles eat? Green sea turtles have jaws with jagged edges that cut through sea grasses, algae and seaweed. Green sea turtles are the only adult turtles that are herbivores, or exclusive plant eaters. What do Loggerhead turtles Eat? Loggerhead turtles use their powerful jaws to crush crab, jellyfish, mollusks and shrimp. As adults, loggerheads prefer an all meat diet. What do Flatback sea turtles? Flatback sea turtles are omnivores that eat plants and animals including seaweed, sea cucumbers, crab, cuttlefish, shrimp and soft corals. Useful keywords: What do Sea Turtles Eat, What do Hawksbill Turtles Eat, What do Leatherback Sea Turtles Eat, What do Green sea turtles eat, What do Loggerhead turtles Eat, What do Flatback sea turtles, Hawksbill Turtles, Leatherback Sea Turtles, Green sea turtles, Loggerhead turtles, Flatback sea turtles #WhatdoSeaTurtlesEat #WhatdoHawksbillTurtlesEat #WhatdoLeatherbackSeaTurtlesEat #WhatdoGreenseaturtleseat #WhatdoLoggerheadturtlesEat #WhatdoFlatbackseaturtles #HawksbillTurtles #LeatherbackSeaTurtles #Greenseaturtles #Loggerheadturtles #Flatbackseaturtles -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "What Do Raccoons Eat: Facts About Pet Raccoon’s Diet!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-tc0euYGeo -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Baby leatherback turtle hatchlings make their way to the sea.
Baby leatherback turtles emerged from their eggs and nests this morning and made their painstaking way to the Sea of Cortez.
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Giant Sea Turtle After Laying Eggs
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How Baby Sea Turtles Find Their Way Home
Viewers like you help make PBS (Thank you 😃) . Support your local PBS Member Station here: https://to.pbs.org/PBSDSDonate The cutest conservation story ever? Maybe. Do it for the turtles… SUBSCRIBE! ►► http://bit.ly/iotbs_sub ↓ More info and sources below ↓ Want to wear your love for science? We’ve got merch: http://dftba.com/besmart Special thanks to Dr. Donna Shaver and the Padre Island National Seashore Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery for having us! Andrés Herrera film courtesy of Dr. Thane Wibbels - University of Alabama at Birmingham References/Learn More: Bevan, E., et al. "Estimating the historic size and current status of the Kemp's ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) population." Ecosphere 7.3 (2016). Johnsen, Sönke, and Kenneth J. Lohmann. "The physics and neurobiology of magnetoreception." Nature Reviews Neuroscience 6.9 (2005): 703-712. Lohmann, Kenneth J., Nathan F. Putman, and Catherine MF Lohmann. "Geomagnetic imprinting: a unifying hypothesis of long-distance natal homing in salmon and sea turtles." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences105.49 (2008): 19096-19101. Lohmann, Kenneth, and Catherine Lohmann. "Detection of magnetic inclination angle by sea turtles: a possible mechanism for determining latitude." Journal of Experimental Biology 194.1 (1994): 23-32. Putman, Nathan F., et al. "Evidence for geomagnetic imprinting as a homing mechanism in Pacific salmon." Current Biology 23.4 (2013): 312-316. Shaver, Donna J., and Charles W. Caillouet Jr. "Reintroduction of Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) sea turtle to Padre Island National Seashore, Texas and its connection to head-starting." Herpetological Conservation and Biology 10.1 (2015): 378-435. Ueda, H. "Physiological mechanisms of imprinting and homing migration in Pacific salmon Oncorhynchus spp." Journal of fish biology 81.2 (2012): 543-558. ---------------- It’s Okay To Be Smart is written and hosted by Joe Hanson, Ph.D. Have an idea for an episode or an amazing science question you want answered? Leave a comment or check us out at the links below! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/itsokaytobesmart Twitter: http://twitter.com/okaytobesmart http://twitter.com/jtotheizzoe Tumblr: http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/jtotheizzoe Snapchat: YoDrJoe Produced by PBS Digital Studios Music via APM Stock images from SciencePhoto http://www.sciencephoto.com/ and Shutterstock http://www.shutterstock.com
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Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtles
What reptile outlived the dinosaurs, is the largest of its kind on earth, can dive to a depth of half a mile, and migrates more than 6,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean? The answer is the Pacific leatherback sea turtle -- California's official state marine reptile. This fascinating but critically endangered species is essential to the state's marine ecosystem. We talk with Scott Benson, marine ecologist with NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science Center, about Pacific leatherback sea turtles, threats to their survival, and what you can do to help. Everyday Action: Bring your own bags to the store since sea turtles will mistake plastic bags for jellyfish. Also, never release balloons outside. They also can end up in the ocean and be eaten by sea turtles and other marine life. For more information, please visit: NOAA Fisheries: Leatherback Sea Turtles http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/turtles/leatherback.htm Southwest Fisheries Science Center Marine Turtle Research https://swfsc.noaa.gov/textblock.aspx?Division=PRD&id=1226&ParentMenuId=212 Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle Official CA Marine Reptile http://sanctuarysimon.org/news/index.php/2012/10/pacific-leatherback-sea-turtle-is-the-official-ca-marine-reptile/
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Sea Turtle Nesting Process
Video credit: Nathan J. Robinson.
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A Baby Leatherback Sea Turtle  Rescued on Florida Beach
Baby Leatherback sea turtle rescued from being under the sand for three days. The Leatherback Turtle is the largest turtle in the sea. It is endangered and watched over very closely by the Volusia County Turtle Patrol Each spring, sea turtles come ashore to lay eggs in a deep hole in the sand they dig with their hind flippers. On this day in mid July, three days after the turtles hatch, the officials from the Turtle Patrol, come by to dig up the nest to count the turtles which were successful and made it to the surface. Some, however do not make it, but occasionally a few hatch but do not quite make it to the surface. This is the story of "Reggie" who was brought to the surface, given cpr and set on its course to the ocean. Enjoy! Hope you "like" it.
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Believe It or Not the Scariest Mouth in the World Belongs to a Species of Turtle
Read More: http://www.GistOnThis.com Here's one species of turtle you don't want to kiss. Believe me, the Leatherback Sea Turtle might look adorable and harmless, but lurking behind its cute face is a set of killer teeth, making its mouth one of the scariest in the world.. Hundreds of these jagged stalactite-like teeth called 'papillae' line the turtle's mouth and esophagus, all the way down to the gut. You just have to see it to believe it. The Leatherback is the third largest living reptile in the world, and also the largest turtle. It's actually a pretty docile creature, with a diet mainly consisting of jellyfish. In fact, the only reason it gets so huge is because it eats an astonishingly large number of the slow-moving jellies. Sometimes, the leatherback can consume about 73 percent of its own body weight in a single day, which is about 16,000 calories and three to seven times more than it needs to survive. Talk about binge eating! So why does this jelly-eating machine need a set of killer teeth, you ask? Well, the teeth gives it an evolutionary advantage. The sharp, pointy, backward-facing papillae actually prevent the slippery jelly from escaping by floating back out of the mouth. This means that the leatherback is able to eat all kinds of jellies -- right from the smallest swarms to the most massive ones like the Lion's Mane Jelly. This turtle species also has an unusually long esophagus that extends way past its stomach and all the way to the rear. Then it loops back up to connect to the stomach. So it's like a conveyor belt designed to catch, store and continuously process food. When a baby leatherback first makes an appearance in the world, it is just a tiny hatchling about 3-inches long. But thanks to all the water-rich jellies it consumes in its lifetime, it can grow to an average of four to six ft. long. Now, if you're thinking that the humungous turtle does nothing but eat and laze around all day, you're wrong. The leatherback turtle is a migratory species, travelling over 10,000 miles a year. It needs all the energy it can get to cover such large distances. And since jellyfish aren't exactly energy-boosting foods, the leatherback's best bet is to stuff its face with as many jellies as it can manage in one go. Unfortunately, despite its brilliantly designed digestive system, the leatherback is unable to differentiate between jellyfish and plastic trash floating in the water that gets stuck in its huge papillae. This is becoming a huge cause of concern as the fascinating creature is facing extinction. Serious efforts are made to preserve the species and I sure do hope they succeed.
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The Survival of the Sea Turtle
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
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mother sea turtle lays eggs
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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Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtles Threatened by Plastics
http://www.seaturtles.org Critically endangered leatherback sea turtles mistake plastic debris in the ocean for food. Ingestion of plastic debris causes malnutrition, starvation, and even death for these magnificent creatures. Do your part to save the leatherbacks—don't use plastic bags or bottles.
Leatherback Turtle (Best footage EVER recorded on beach in daylight). Very rare!
Leatherback Turtle - Laying eggs in broad daylight at Sodwana - South Africa Leatherbacks are the largest turtles on Earth, growing up to two meters long and exceeding 900 kilograms.
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Amazing Sea Turtle Mating Footage!
In this exciting excerpt from the second season of Jonathan Bird's Blue World, Jonathan films a spectacular Green sea turtle mating event in Malaysia with multiple males all attempting to mate with a single female. Who knew sea turtle mating was so violent? To see the whole episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_44-x_gWE7Y ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Or Twitter! https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV On the Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
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Stranded 500-Pound Leatherback Sea Turtle Receiving Care After Rescue
Employees from the South Carolina Aquarium's Sea Turtle Hospital are administering aid and caring for a 500-pound leatherback sea turtle named Yawkey. On Saturday, the turtle was rescued by Good Samaritans after they spotted him stranded on a remote beach. Leartherback sea turtles are massive creatures and rescuing one can be quite an undertaking. Employees from the South Carolina Aquarium's Sea Turtle Hospital are administering aid and caring for a 500-pound leatherback sea turtle named Yawkey.  The turtle was spotted Saturday after being stranded on a remote beach.  The group of rescuers used a four-wheel drive truck to transport Yawkey away from the sands. Via Facebook, the South Carolina Aquarium noted, "Saturday's live rescue was the first in South Carolina's history, and Yawkey is the first of its kind to be treated at the Aquarium."  The turtle reportedly has low blood sugar so it is receiving both antibiotics and liquids. Aquarium employees are hoping he'll recover quickly, because this particular turtle species often doesn't thrive in captivity.  An aquarium sea turtle rescue program manager stated, "Sea turtles are tough. They are really tough animals. This turtle is in good enough condition that we can give it a good head start and release it. I do feel good about its prognosis."
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Finding Home: A Sea Turtle's Life Cycle Explained
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17 AMAZING Turtle Facts
One thing that turtles are not known for is their teeth … that’s because they have sharp, horned beaks, like birds. But while they’re still in the egg, they do develop something called an ‘egg tooth’. But it’s not really a tooth. It’s actually a sharp structure formed out of thick skin at the animal’s snout, and the critter uses it to break through its shell. After hatching, the structure is soon shed by the turtle. #15 Pet Turtles Turtles rank among the most popular pet choices in the world. If you’re thinking of getting one of these reptiles as a pet, the Humane Society has some guidelines for you. The sale of smaller turtles (with shells or 4 inches (10 cm) or less) was prohibited in the US in 1975 to prevent the spread of salmonella. Remember that turtles are not ‘low maintenance’ creatures. They need plenty of room to grow, since some species might reach a foot in length (30 cm). And since they can live for decades, you better be prepared for a long term relationship of caring for the critter. #14 Turtle Vision Did you know that turtles are visually oriented creatures? They rely on sight to identify food, other members of their species, and potential predators. Researchers also say that turtles can perceive colors … and they seem to have favorite colors like red, yellow and orange, which they find appetizing. When seeing a object in one of those shades, the turtles will check it out to see if it’s edible. #13 Making Noise While turtles do lack vocal cords, some species are still known to make some noise. They can accomplish this by forcing air from their lungs, or by swallowing. The red-footed tortoise from South America will emit a clucking noise that’s similar to a chicken. The Giant Musk Turtle found in Central America is said to yelp like a dog when it’s under attack. Male Travancore tortoises from Southeast Asia can generate a high-pitched mechanical sound to attract mates. And the female leatherback sea turtle is known to make a noise that’s said to be similar to the sound of a human belching! #12 Shell Shock Like the turtles themselves, their shells can be found in a variety of shapes and colors. While the heavy, formidable shell of the tortoise is iconic, it also creates a burden for the critter … causing it to trudge slowly across land. But other species like the softshell turtles have carapaces that are characterized by the lack of horny scutes (sk-YOOTs), or scales. While they have a bony layer underneath, the carapace is flexible and leathery, especially at the edges. A softer, lighter shell means that the animals can move faster whether in the water or on land. #11 Tiniest Turtle The leatherback sea turtle is the world’s largest living turtle. So what’s the world’s smallest extant turtle? That would be the Speckled Tortoise. The carapace of a male measures a little over 3 inches (7.5 cm) in length. Females grow larger, with a carapace length of about 4 inches (10 cm). Weighing less than 6 ounces (0.17 kg), these reptiles are identified by a flattened shell that has serrated edges and a speckled, orange-brown coloration. They’re native to a small, arid region of western South Africa.
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To the Rescue:  Leatherback Sea Turtle
Watch the rescue of the world's largest sea turtle species.
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Leatherback sea turtle rescued after washing up on Eastham beach
People worked together to help rescue a leatherback sea turtle that washed up on an Eastham beach. Video courtesy: Mass Audubon/Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
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Giant Leatherback Sea Turtle Freed From Entanglement
This giant of the sea was spotted in a mussel farm near Cottrell's Cove, Newfoundland. Jumping quickly to action, our party quickly freed the endangered turtle.
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Over 100,000 Sea Turtles Nest at the Same Time. How? | National Geographic
Hundreds of thousands of olive ridley sea turtles all arrive together to lay their eggs near Ostional, Costa Rica—and we know little about how they coordinate that feat. Vanessa Bezy, a National Geographic young explorer grantee, is trying to find out more. To test the hypothesis that pheromones trigger the nesting behavior, she's giving a number of turtles that are swimming toward the nesting site a zinc sulfate solution that will temporarily block their sense of smell, which will let her see whether they're less likely to come ashore. The solution, which wears off within five days, doesn't harm the turtles. The study, approved by the Costa Rican government and the University of North Carolina's biology department, should provide invaluable information to conservation groups hoping to protect these animals. ➡ 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 PRODUCER, CINEMATOGRAPHER, AND EDITOR: Jean-Peal Polo ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Josean Rivera and Isabel Perez-Loehmann PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: Valerie Yunker PRODUCED UNDER PERMIT # ACT-OR-DR-048-15 SPECIAL THANKS: Vanessa Bezy and Roger Brothers Over 100,000 Sea Turtles Nest at the Same Time. How? | National Geographic https://youtu.be/tEd_g9RypHE National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
Views: 82357 National Geographic
Surprising Sea Turtle Facts
Did you know there are seven species of sea turtles? Or that green turtles can live to be 80? Learn more interesting facts about turtles on our website: http://bit.ly/1UxCfbR
Views: 13638 Oceana
Facts about the Sea Turtle
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
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Turtle Talk: Leatherback Sea Turtles
How big are leatherback sea turtles? How do they swim? Find this out and more in this video about leatherbacks in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. (Video: John Dutton)
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Trinidad: Saving the Turtles
United Nations - They are among the oldest creatures in the world and they only rarely venture out of the sea. But when they do, Leatherback sea turtles are especially vulnerable - and it takes an unusual combination of people and nature to protect them. The United Nations Forum on Forests, UNFF, is joining with the local community to save the future of the species. UN Stories, Trinidad
Views: 2338 United Nations
Extreme Free Dive Leatherback Turtle Attack
Free Dive Trip in the Gulf of Mexico w/ a 8' Leatherback Turtle that attacks. Note to self, Leatherback turtles are dangerous. The mouth on this one is about the size of a 5 gallon bucket except lined with a shark edge. www.spearblog.com
Views: 91649 Cameron Kirkconnell
Endangered Sea Turtles... Threats and Solutions
Sea Turtles can use all the help they can get. Learn about some historical and modern efforts to conserve these animals. Introduction 0:00 5 species of Sea Turtles 1:14 Sea Turtle Conservancy – record year for Green Turtles, endangered species act, and more 1:44 Shrimp Trawls and Turtle Excluder Devices (TEDs) 3:43 Turtle Safe Lighting 4:38 FWC Florida Statewide Nesting Survey Program 5:25 Sea Turtle Nests in Northeast Florida 8:01 Nest Excavation I: A failed nest 11:05 Nest Excavation II: A successful nest 14:45 Baby Sea Turtles released into the ocean! 17:46 Pip: Cartoon of baby sea turtle growing into an adult and laying a nest of her own! 19:31 What you can do 21:53
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sea turtle hatchlings on their epic journey to the sea
it is rare to glimpse a clutch of sea turtle hatchlings hatching during daylight hours for their mad dash to the sea. usually they hatch in pre-dawn hours [2 or 3 am], to give them more time to get past the challenging obstacles such as driftwood and human garbage blocking their trajectory to the sea, pre-dawn treks also minimize the dangers of natural predators such as vultures, sea gulls, raccoons, possums, even coyotes. what a delight for these rainsong volunteers to be witness to this epic natural adventure ! these are OLIVE RIDLEY sea turtle hatchlings, hatching from one of PRETOMA's hatcheries. RAINSONG works very closely with PRETOMA in sea turtle protection activities. we cooperate together to protect the sea turtles, dolphins, whales, and all other sealife in our region of costa rica. approximately ONLY ONE IN ONE THOUSAND olive ridley hatchlings survive to reach reproduction age, 8 years old. for leatherbacks the ratio is much much less... ONE IN TEN THOUSAND LEATHERBACK HATCHLINGS survive to reach reproduction age of 15 years old. in costa rica the human nestrobbing of sea turtle eggs is 100% on most of both of cr's coastlines. there are only a very few beaches that are patrolled and protected by NGO organizations like RAINSONG & PRETOMA. sea turtle conservationists endure many dangers in their efforts to save the sea turtles that nest on costa rican beaches, crossing rivers at night, and often engaging in constructive dialogue with nestrobbers. environmental criminals can become very violent and threatening when approached even in a passive/ resistance mode. RAINSONG continues an active CONSERVATION EDUCATION program in the local schools and organizes community outreaches [ town meetings] to educate the older generations regarding new stricter laws protecting sea turtles, and their nests. sea turtle population reduction on 99% of costa rica's beaches is a frightening 90% . THAT IS EXTINCTION LEVEL. SEA TURTLES IN COSTA RICA WILL BE GONE VERY SOON IF WE DON'T DO SOMETHING TO SAVE THEM RIGHT NOW !!! contact me if you would like to help us in our efforts to save the sea turtles: [email protected] love & light, and keep up the fight ! mary at rainsong
Beautiful Jellyfish eaten by a Sea Turtle
This amazing video was shot during a dive trip to Abu Dabab in Marsa Alam - Egypt with the Coraya Divers. The beautiful jellyfish was first defended by a small fish friend. He even tried to fight against the Sea Turtle. But finally they lost the fight.
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Leatherback Sea Turtle on the beach
Very rarely do they come up during the day like this! On a beach in Matura, Trinidad
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Endangered Ocean Life - Sea Turtles, Endangered Species
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
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Sea Turtle Facts: 14 Facts about Sea Turtles
Here are 14 facts about sea turtles, a beautiful yet fascinating sea creature found in warm and temperate oceans. Video courtesy of Peet J van Eeden The silent world of sea turtles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baJgS-07F5o Used under creative commons license. Images used courtesy of Wikipedia Synopsis here are seven species of sea turtle that exist in the worlds oceans today. They are one of the worlds most ancient creatures and have exisited for about 110 million years. They are known for their shell or carapice which is stream-lined to help the turtle swim. The difference between sea turtles and other types of turtle is that sea turtles cannot pull their heads and legs into their shells. The colour of sea turtles vary from species to species and can be yellow, green, or black. They eat foods such as shrimp, sea sponges, snails, algae, moluscs, sea weed, and crabs. It is unknown what their population is because male sea turtles and young juvinile sea turtles do not go back to the shore once they hatch and they remain at sea. Sea turtles such as green sea turtles have the ability to stay underwater for up to five hours. This is despite their actual feeding time being less than five minutes. When they are underwater, the sea turtle slows their heart rate in order to preserve their oxygen underwater. This can slow up to 9 minutes per beat. They enjoy warm and temperate waters and they migrate long distances as far as 1400 miles between the areas they feed and where they nest. Not much is known about the behaviour of sea turtles as they spend most of their time at sea and much of the information gathered has been obtained from observing females and their hatchlings. When they nest females will dig out a nest in the ground an bury their eggs before they return to the sea and leave the eggs alone. When they hatch, the young sea turtles are completely on their own and without the aid of their mother. They will take as long as a week to dig themselves out of the nest in which they are buried. Once they have dug themselves out of the burrow, young sea turtles will start to move towards the ocean but will do this in the cover of night to avoid predators and launch out to the sea left to fend for themselves.
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Leatherback turtles laying eggs in Trinidad- The Traveling Wizard
The Traveling Wizard, aka Bill Wiatrak visits the nesting area of the leatherback turtles in Matura, the eastern coast of Trinidad. These amazing animals often weigh more than half a ton!
Florida Keys Webcam Captures Sea Turtle Hatch
Using infrared lighting, a live-streaming, high-definition "turtle webcam" positioned on a beach in the Florida Keys recorded the hatch of about 100 baby loggerhead sea turtles on Friday, July 25, just before 9 p.m. Friday evening, the 3-inch-long babies erupted from a hole, came out en masse and headed to the Atlantic Ocean under dim moonlight. The camera uses infrared lighting so hatchlings won't be confused by artificial light and will go to sea — guided by moonlight reflecting on the water -- instead of pushing further onto land. The webcam has been focused on the nest in the Lower Keys for almost two weeks, and is part of ongoing efforts in the Florida Keys to raise awareness of sea turtles and the need to protect them. Loggerhead, green, leatherback, hawksbill and Kemp's ridley sea turtles nest on beaches in the Keys and other parts of Florida, and inhabit Florida and Keys waters. All five species are considered either threatened or endangered, and are protected by the Federal Endangered Species Act of 1973. The webcam was approved by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission. Online: http://www.fla-keys.com/turtlecam
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Giant Green Sea Turtles
A short film about the giant green sea turtles of Marsa Abu Dabbab found in the Red Sea, Egypt. Director Hannah Wise shot the entire film using the Cannon IXUS 100IS (from Cameras Underwater). Thanks to Ian O'Connell for putting his red marks all over my script and dramatically improving it! Thanks to Miriam Margolyes for the loan of her voice! Special thanks to Jeff Goodman, Jim, Kim, Soren and Mel for making me laugh and inspiring me on our red sea adventure. xx PLEASE EMAIL ME : [email protected] Thanks XX
Views: 120393 HannahWiseFilms
Wild Grenada - Leatherback Turtle nesting at Levera Beach by ScubaTech
Look what we found when we went strolling at Levera Beach... Usually leatherbacks nest during nighthours and it is very rare to see them at daytime. We immediately informed Nic from Ocean Spirits who tagged the turtle(www.oceanspirits.org). These guys do a fantastic job by doing research and being on watch every night to make sure the turtles can nest without disturbance. If you want to discover the wild side of Grenada get in touch with us and we will show you the hottest spots above and below the surface.
Views: 6538 ScubaTechGrenada
Baby Leatherback sea turtles
Leatherback sea turtles that hatched mid-day at the station in Panama, too hot to let them go on the beach so we kept them for observation until that night when it cooled down.
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The Story of Lily the Sea Turtle
Lily is a leatherback sea turtle. She loves jellyfish and her marine friends. However, at some point she notices that something strange is happening around her. Food is not what it seems anymore. Credit: Tullio Rossi, PhD (www.tulliorossi.com) and Wei Tang Do you need an awesome animation like this one? get in touch! Did you like this video? You can support The Coral Garden on Patreon! Click here to know more about it: www.patreon.com/thecoralgarden References 1. Jambeck, J. R., Geyer, R., Wilcox, C., Siegler, T. R., Perryman, M., Andrady, A., et al. (2015) Plastic waste inputs from land into the ocean. science, 347, 768-771. 2. Mrosovsky, N., Ryan, G. D. & James, M. C. (2009) Leatherback turtles: the menace of plastic. Marine pollution bulletin, 58, 287-289. 3. Lutcavage, M. & Lutz, P. L. (1986) Metabolic rate and food energy requirements of the leatherback sea turtle, Dermochelys coriacea. Copeia, 1986, 796-798. 4. Leatherback sea turtles-Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leatherback_sea_turtle 5.http://reptilis.net/2010/08/02/t-u-r-t-l-e-power-part-3-leatherbacks-break-all-the-rules/ 6. Eriksen, M., Lebreton, L. C., Carson, H. S., Thiel, M., Moore, C. J., Borerro, J. C., et al. (2014) Plastic pollution in the world's oceans: more than 5 trillion plastic pieces weighing over 250,000 tons afloat at sea. PloS one, 9, e111913. 7. Avio, C. G., Gorbi, S. & Regoli, F. (2017) Plastics and microplastics in the oceans: From emerging pollutants to emerged threat. Marine environmental research, 128, 2-11. 8. Mrosovsky, N., Ryan, G. D. & James, M. C. (2009) Leatherback turtles: the menace of plastic. Marine pollution bulletin, 58, 287-289. 9.http://www.conserve-energy-future.com/causes-effects-solutions-of-plastic-pollution.php
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