The giant leatherback sea turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, is the biggest turtle species still in the world. They are a giant amongst most other modern reptiles, the only ones bigger are three of the remaining species of crocodilians. In addition to being very large, one thing that is immediately noticeable is that they don’t possess a
For the past 13 months, Andre, an endangered green sea turtle at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in West Palm Beach has been undergoing a rehabilitation program and some medical procedures not often used on animals. On June 15, Andre was found on Juno Beach with severe watercraft injuries.
Becky Striepe of our sister site Ecoscraps recently shared a pretty amazing photo of the plastic contents of a juvenile green sea turtle’s stomach (shown above).
Some of the top green living, activism, and clean energy stories from the past day or so: Activism Greenpeace Gives Facebook “Unfriend Coal” Deadline Greenpeace has been pushing Facebook to “unfriend coal” and go the route of clean energy for awhile. Facebook, for the most part, hasn’t listened. Greenpeace is now telling Facebook it should
The second series of Oceana’s “Getting Sea Turtles Off the Hook” Public Service Announcement (PSA) ads have officially been announced. The PSAs star actresses and comedians Angela Kinsey (“The Office”) and Rachael Harris (“My Boys” and “The Hangover”). The main focus of the PSAs is getting people involved in Oceana’s campaign to help save endangered
Here’s a roundup of great activism news or important activism opportunities from the week (and some stuff from last week), other than the stuff we’ve already covered. Enjoy!
470 endangered sea turtles and thousands of birds officially killed by BP oil spill so far. Many more covered in oil and on the brink of death. Well, BP has stopped burning endangered sea turtles alive and has apparently gotten the leak stopped, but official reports show that, as of yesterday, at least 470 endangered