World Turtle News, 12/08/2019
Why sea turtles become cold stunned in Cape Cod Bay, how volunteers from Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary are saving them, and how you can help
“Sometimes we are seeing a heartbeat of one beat per minute,” Merigo says. “But that animal is still alive and, with emergency care, can go on to survive and be released.”
Turtle News From Around the World
Peru: 3 year study by ProDelphinus concludes LED lights on gillnets reduce bycatch of sea turtles, dolphins
USA: The Conservation Fund and Open Space Institute (OSI) acquire 16,000+ acres of GA marshland, longleaf pine to protect gopher tortoises, native wildlife
Pakistan: Sindh Wildlife Department (SWD) releases 140 green sea turtle hatchlings at Hawkes Bay Beach, Karachi
Study: “Mitochondrial genomes and genetic structure of the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii)”
Summary: complete mitochondrial genomes of Kemp’s ridleys from different locations give better answers about populations and genetic diversity than mitochondrial control region markers alone, and they are becoming more affordable while remaining more accurate.
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Photo from Margaret Hetherman for The Washington Post.