‘A turtle inspired us to tackle plastic pollution’

Good News Notes: “A couple who saw the ‘scary’ impact of plastic pollution while traveling want to encourage others to make ‘simple changes’. Tommie Eaton and Rebecca Dudbridge, from Hitchin, Hertfordshire, were so shocked after seeing a turtle amid a ‘wave of plastic’ that they started a business selling toothbrushes with recyclable bamboo handles.” View…

Sea turtle is swimming again with Thailand’s first prosthetic flipper

Good News Notes: “Goody the sea turtle lost her left flipper years ago after she got stuck in a fishing net. She was left immobile — until a team of researchers in Thailand fitted her with the country’s first prosthetic flipper.  The olive ridley sea turtle was helped by Thai environment authorities and a group…

Ancient sea turtle fossil found in Alabama named new genus, species

Good News Notes: “A study from researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have revealed that fossils found in west Alabama belonged to a turtle who swam the seas 75 million years ago. The discovery of the new genus and species of sea turtle may fill a gap in the animal’s evolution, according to…

Second green sea turtle nests Hilton Head, SC 2019 season

Good News Notes: A pair of nests belonging to a rare sea turtle species, the green turtle, were discovered on Hilton Head and Hunting islands this week in South Carolina. The green turtle is the second largest sea turtle species and carries an endangered status as its numbers drop. Normally, patrols find mostly loggerhead nests…

Help For Cold-Stunned Sea Turtles

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