World Turtle News, 07/19/2015
Coyote flag deterrents
On Sullivan’s Island the coyotes have started predating sea turtle nest, something they have never done before. The local volunteers are trying a novel deterrent. More sea turtles with injuries suggest there are more sea turtles out there and conservationists in Magong discuss sea turtle conservation: see the Conservation section. A Leatherback sea tutle (Dermochelys coriacea) is spotted off Tireem, Scotland: see the Ecology section. A Sea turtle volunteer is shot whilst on patrol in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea: see the Crime & Punishment section.
Turtle News From Around the World
Coyotes raiding turtle nests prompts volunteers to put up flapping party flags.
N.E. Aquarium’s huge turtle rescue mission nears completion.
Lectures address tourism threat to green sea turtles.
Turtle numbers looking good around Gladstone.
Sea turtle released off Florida Keys tracked by satellite.
Crime & Punishment
Turtle-nest fight leaves one man wounded, another arrested, authorities say.
Lost & Found
Owners ask community to keep an eye peeled for missing tortoise.
Did You Know…
The leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), has the widest distribution, reaching as far north as Alaska and Norway and as far south as Cape Agulhas in Africa and the southernmost tip of New Zealand. The leatherback is found in all tropical and subtropical oceans, and its range extends well into the Arctic Circle.
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