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July, 2013

Jul 17th
2013

Do sea turtles see the [LED] light?

Guest Blog by Jesse Senko                                                                       When I first visited Lopez Mateos, a small fishing community on the Pacific coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico, I remember walking a 40 km stretch of beach littered with dead sea turtles. At times the stench of rotting turtle carcasses was so intense I had to wear a bandana around my nose to avoid throwing up. It didn’t always work.

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Jul 10th
2013

LEATHERBACKS MAKING A COMEBACK

For tens of millions of years, Leatherback turtles have been roaming the oceans, traveling from cold arctic waters to the tropics. Females come ashore to lay their eggs on tropical and subtropical beaches worldwide. The largest of all the sea turtles [some weigh as much as a small car], they are the only sea turtle that doesn’t have a hard shell. Instead they have a leathery, soft back, as their name suggests.

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