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February 11, 2015
Please support Florida House Bill 611 Disposable Plastic Bags

Feb 9, 2015 — Today was a major step in progress towards reducing plastic bags within our environment in Florida. State Representative David Richardson, Miami Beach has filed House Bill 611 which bill that would allow cities with fewer than 100,000 people to create pilot programs to regulate or ban disposable plastic bags. The bill (HB […]

November 25, 2014
Hawaiian Marine Refuge Now Filled With Garbage

Nov 18, 2014 07:00 AM ET // by Patrick J. Kiger . Discover News Photo: NOAA The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in Hawaii, a World Heritage Site and one of the largest marine conservation areas in the world, is an isolated assortment of tiny uninhabited islands and coral reefs that are home to an amazing array of […]

May 19, 2014
Study: Turtle Migration Directly Influenced By Ocean Drift Experiences As Hatchlings

by News Service – May 16, 2014 SOUTHAMPTON, England. — New research has found that adult sea-turtle migrations and their selection of feeding sites are directly influenced by their past experiences as little hatchlings adrift in ocean currents. When they breed, adult sea turtles return to the beach where they were born. After breeding, […]

February 18, 2014
Hawaii Is First State to Ban Plastic Bags

By Tanya Lewis|   February 11, 2014. Plastic bags are the modern environmental scourge — piling up in landfills, polluting the oceans and choking wildlife. Now, Hawaii has taken a stand by becoming the first U.S. state to ban plastic bags at checkout counters. Hawaii has always valued the land, or "Aina," so the step […]

May 20, 2013
Sea turtle comeback in a corner of the Caribbean

  By DAVID McFADDEN | Associated Press – Sat, May 18, 2013 GRANDE RIVIERE, Trinidad (AP) — Giant leatherback turtles, some weighing half as much as a small car, drag themselves out of the ocean and up the sloping shore on the northeastern coast of Trinidad while villagers await wearing dimmed headlamps in the dark. Their black […]

Record Dolphin, Sea Turtle Deaths Since Gulf Spill

Apr 2, 2013 02:27 PM ET // by Jennifer Viegas . Discovery News The Deepwater Horizon oil spill happened in the Gulf of Mexico nearly three years ago, but the estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil that it released are still killing dolphins, sea turtles and other marine life in record numbers, according to new […]

March 28, 2013
Turtle found that pooped plastic for a month

By Bryan Nelson. Thu, Mar 24 2011 at 1:00 AM. mother nature network As the world's experts on plastic pollution gather this week in Honolulu for the Fifth International Marine Debris Conference, a disturbing new report has been released that chronicles what decades of plastic pollution in our oceans has done to sea turtles.    […]

October 22, 2012
Strong 2012 Nesting Season For Florida Loggerheads; ‘Nesting Has Risen Over The Past Five Years’ News Service – October 19, 2012 TALLAHASSEE, Florida — Loggerhead sea turtle nesting was near a 24-year high along Florida beaches this year, according to data compiled by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) researchers. The loggerhead is listed federally as a threatened species. Trained surveyors from partners across the state count nests […]

September 25, 2012
Scientists investigate reports of a massive coral deaths off Kauai

 By Catherine Cruz. 9:54 AM HST Sep 22, 2012 HONOLULU — A mysterious coral die-off on Kauai’s north shore is prompting a team of scientists to take a closer look at what may be killing large areas of coral reef. Marine biologist Terry Lilley has been monitoring and documenting Kauai’s marine environment for the […]

February 20, 2012
Turtles ‘face extinction’ without marine protection

Nick Collins, Science Correspondent, in Vancouver 12:01AM GMT 18 Feb 2012. Critically endangered sea creatures like Pacific turtles face extinction unless conservation zones are shifted to follow their migration paths, experts have warned. Current marine protection areas designed to preserve under-threat species generally cover fixed geographical spots where they feed, mate or rear their […]