Barbados (Caribe) 2009 - Releasing of Hawksbill sea turtle hatchlings in front of Discovery Bay Hotel, Holetown. Soltura de filhotes de tartaruga de pente em frente ao Hotel Discovery Bay em Holetown. Eretmochelys imbricata
Views: 1709 Erich Frederico Betz
A hawksbill turtle, (Eretmochelys imbricata) is feeding on a jellyfish. In this case it is a real jelly, but very often sea turtles feed on drifting plastic as it looks like jellyfish. The turtles cannot digest the plastic. They have downward facing spines in their throats which prevents them from regurgitating the rubbish. The plastic gets trapped in the stomach and is blocking other swallowed food to be digested and being afterwards released in a normal way.
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Plastic lasts foerver. It never biodegrades. Yet we use it to make disposable objects that we discard after a short period of time, sometimes just minutes, or a few hours. Take action. Bring your own bags and cups. Avoid plastic bottles. Demand laws banning or taxing plastic bags and other disposables. Time to act is now!
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AUG. 2006 - The Kemp's ridley sea turtle was on the brink of extinction, but thanks to cooperation between Mexico and the United States, the endangered turtle population is on the rise. For information about sea turtle nesting at the Padre Island National Seashore in Texas, visit www.nps.gov/pais
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In Australia, a highly toxic, alien invader is attacking the protected habitat of Moreton Bays endangered green turtles. Destroying all the vegetation in its path, the notorious fireweed is wreaking havoc on the turtles natural diet and challenging the comeback of these ancient creatures. Deploying National Geographics Crittercam®, researchers learn how the turtles are coping, and search for ways to protect them from the invading slime.
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Barbados (Caribe): a Hawksbill sea turtle during the morning covering the nest at Speightstown. Tartaruga de Pente cobrindo o ninho de manhã em Speightstown. Eretmochelys imbricata
Views: 1701 Erich Frederico Betz
Some footage of Hawksbill turtle (endangered) feeding and surfacing. You can hear humpback whales in the audio. Taken in 2008 West Maui
Views: 263 Don McLeish
http://www.conservation.org The turtle tagging team in Ecuador taped this hawksbill female laying her eggs on the beach. Learn more at: http://www.conservation.org/learn/species/profiles/turtles/sea_turtles/hawksbill/Pages/expeditions.aspx
Views: 2280 Conservation International
http://www.fauna-flora.org/americas_turtles_nicaragua.php José Urteaga, FFI's Nicaragua Programme Manager, talks about our sea turtles conservation project in Nicaragua. The project focuses on protecting the critically endangered leatherback and endangered olive ridley turtles, which are threatened by poachers who illegally harvest their eggs along beaches on Nicaraguas Pacific coast. So far, FFI has trained over 80 community members, many of whom are ex-poachers, in managing sea turtle hatcheries and other protection measures. This has led to an impressive rise in hatching success on two key beaches, including one at Chacocente Wildlife Refuge. We are also helping communities to develop alternative income sources, such as handbag production from recycled plastic bags, and implementing national awareness campaigns to reduce demand for turtle eggs. FFI plans to extend protection to both a third, newly discovered leatherback nesting beach called Salamina and to near shore waters to safeguard adult turtles.
Views: 3206 Fauna & Flora International
Caribbean Hawksbill Sea Turtle in St. John USVI.
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Critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle exhibiting typical sponge feeding behavior
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Crush is a hawksbill sea turtle rescued as a hatchling. When Crush was 18 months old he began getting ready for his eventual release. Barbara Whitman, marine biologist and owner of Under the Sea Sealife Education Centre on Nevis in the West Indies, took Crush out for swims in the Caribbean so he could get used to being in the wild, strengthen his muscles, learn how to forage for food and interact with other sea creatures. Crush was released December 2007. He has been seen a few time since, most recently on February 17, 2009 not far from where he was released. He has grown quite a bit and looks healthy. For more information on Crush visit www.undertheseanevis.com.
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Hawksbill turtles are most commonly found in hard-bottomed and reef habitats containing sponges. They also reside in shoals, lagoons of oceanic islands, and continental shelves. In general, they are found in water no deeper than sixty feet (18.3 m). When hawksbill turtles are young, the are unable to dive into deep water, and therefore are forced to live in masses of floating sea plants, such as sargassum.
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A Hawksbill sea turtle going back to the sea after laying her eggs at daytime. Mullins Beach, Barbados, West Indies, Caribbean. 16th May 2009. Tartaruga de Pente voltando para a água após desova diurna na praia de Mullins, Barbados, Caribe. 16 de maio de 2009. Eretmochelys imbricata
Views: 592 Erich Frederico Betz
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Hawksbill hatchlings make their way to the sea at Kealia Beach, Kihei, Hawaii. They will return to this same coast in approximately 20 to 40 years to make their own nests. If you would like to learn more about hawksbills, be a turtle volunteer, or donate to the Hawaii Wildlife Fund, please visit www.wildhawaii.org
Views: 2244 MsSwanbar
hawksbill turtle hatching from the sixth nest at Makena State Park on November 9, 2008. Twenty-one turtles come out at 6:43 PM. Three had been just below the surface for hours waiting for conditions to be right. Shot with infrared. Later 85 turtles would be found in the excavation of the nest.
Views: 244 DrLeisure1
Dr Leisure talks about the hawksbill turtle nesting at Makena State Park. He talks about the idea of two different turtles responsible for the four nests at Makena. On the beach he points out the tracks of the turtle that came in the night before to put down the fourth nest of the season.
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We did our best to help 70-100 Hawksbill hatchlings on their journey to the ocean. Unfortunately, the bright security lights of the complex where we live were leading them in the opposite way of the ocean. They were found some 30 feet away from the beach, in the grass, headed towards our porch. When they hatch, they instinctively follow the brightest light in the sky, which is supposed to be the moon and stars.... not security lights from our complex! We attempted to simulate moonlight by using flashlights. We had two people standing in the ocean with flashlights the hatchlings. One at the entry point on the beach and another some 20 ft out in the ocean. It was cloudy and the lights where we live are very bright. Apparently, beach lighting is a big contributing problem to the decline in sea turtle populations. ughhhh They have been listed as Endangered for 39 years! "The hawksbill turtle was listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) as endangered in 1970." http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/turtles/hawksbill.htm Handling endangered species is a very sensitive issue and in most cases against the law. If you experience an event similar to this, it is best to contact your local governmental environmental agency. Although the flashlights seemed to work, shining flashlights into the ocean also can attract fish that will eat the hatchlings, among other things.
Views: 690 Kynoch Reale-Munroe
Stewie is one of two green sea turtles living at the Tennessee Aquarium. All seven species of sea turtles are endangered. Three, the Leatherback, Kemps Ridley, and Hawksbill turtles are critically endangered. Find out more and see what you can do to help.
Views: 263 Oceans4EverVids
Hawksbill sea turtle Stuart Coves Nassau Bahamas by Drake Auto Sterling, VA
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