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BBC Natures Turtle Nursery Secrets from the Nest

September 7, 2018
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This is a wonderful documentary filmed for the BBC about Olive Ridley nests in Ostional, Costa Rica.

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Some like it hot: Scientists figure out why female turtles are born at higher temps

September 13, 2016
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Fascinating Reading from the Washington Post! In the 1980s, scientists trying to save sea turtles noticed something truly bizarre. They thought they were doing something good: rescuing eggs from vulnerable beaches and keeping them warm in incubators until they were ready to swim out to sea. Continue reading on The Washington Post    

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Young Loggerhead Sea Turtles Spend Lost Years Floating in Seaweed

August 11, 2015
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Young Loggerhead Sea Turtles Spend Lost Years Floating in Seaweed By John Virata March 5, 2014 Where do baby loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) spend their youth? Previously, not a lot was known about young loggerheads except for the fact that very few survive into adulthood. The general notion was the young turtles swam around … Read moreYoung Loggerhead Sea Turtles Spend Lost Years Floating in Seaweed

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