A new regulation on shrimpboats not only has has shrimpers upset, it's now the center of a federal debate. The NOAA Federal Fisheries Agency said by next year, all shrimping trawls must have turtle excluder devices (TEDs), a trap-door that would protect sea turtles from drowning in shrimp nets. The... more »
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The unprecedented turtle rescue effort at NASA's Kennedy Space Center is winding down. A total of 278 sea turtle nests were trucked to the space center from the Gulf Coast from the end of June until mid-August. Wildlife officials organized the relocation because of fears... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Government agencies and experts on sea life are planning an on-line discussion about the effect of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on sea turtles. Today's "Turtle Talk" brings together sea turtle experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and... more »
PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - An effort to save thousands of sea turtle hatchlings from dying in the oily Gulf of Mexico will begin in the coming weeks in a desperate attempt to keep an entire generation of threatened species from vanishing. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will coordinate... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Officials say the first sea turtle to be rescued from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is being washed and cared for in New Orleans. Audubon Aquarium spokeswoman Meghan Calhoun says the endangered Kemp's ridley turtle was found by a biologist in a boat looking for... more »
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - At least 20 sea turtles have been found dead this weekend along a 30-mile stretch of Mississippi beaches from Biloxi to Bay St. Louis.
While wildlife officials can't say with certainty the turtles, some endangered, died as a result of the oil spill, the... more »