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A vendor (C) waits for customers displaying turtles at a market in Jakarta on February 5, 2008. A surge in demand for exotic freshwater turtles and tortoises in Southeast Asia is fuelling rampant illegal trade in the animals in Indonesia, wildlife experts warned recently. TRAFFIC Southeast Asia said its investigators discovered that 48 species of freshwater turtles and tortoises were sold in Indonesia's capital Jakarta and the vast majority were illegally obtained. AFP PHOTO/Jewel SAMAD (Photo: EWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Three Men Charged In Illegal Freshwater Turtle Harvests

Three men, in central Florida, have been charged with several felonies and misdemeanors for the alleged illegal harvest, selling and buying of 2,100 pounds of freshwater turtles.

07/15/2014

(Source: Florida Keys News Bureau)

Florida Keys Launches “Turtle Cam”

Now environmental enthusiasts from all over the world can tune in to see “turtle webcam”.

07/13/2014

(Photo Credit: Turtle Hospital) Sara, an endangered loggerhead sea turtle, recovering at the Turtle Hospital in Marathon after being speared in the head.

Critical Habitat Designated For Loggerhead Turtles

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has designated some parts of Florida as a critical habitat for the highly threatened loggerhead sea turtle.

07/09/2014

"Kristi," left, and "Gizmo," two loggerhead sea turtles treated at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital, swim to open water off Islamorada, Fla., after being released Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. At left is marine life artist Wyland, and at right, Richie Moretti, the hospital's founder and director. The Valentine's Day release also marked the launch of a cooperative fundraising venture between the Wyland Foundation and Save-A-Turtle, a Keys-based turtle protection organization. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Turtle Couple Released Off The Keys On Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air, and in the sea this Valentine’s Day, as a male and female loggerhead turtle were released together Friday off the Florida Keys.

02/14/2014

Florida Keys dentist Fred Troxel, left, examines repairs he made to the fractured shell of Elena, an endangered green sea turtle, at the Keys-based Turtle Hospital Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Marathon, Fla.  At right is Bette Zirkelbach, the hospital's manager. On Wednesday, Sept. 11, Troxel utilized a denture repair adhesive to bond two metal orthopedic plates across a 10-inch split on the turtle’s carapace. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Florida Keys Dentist Mends Sea Turtle’s Broken Shell

Elena, a 40-pound adolescent green sea turtle, has a Florida Keys dentist to thank for mending her fractured shell.

09/12/2013

OD, a 320-pound green sea turtle lifts his head to breathe in a transition pool at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital Wednesday, July 24, 2013, in Marathon, Fla. Because of an irreparable collapsed lung, the turtle cannot be released into the wild. It is set to be loaded on a FedEx flight to Las Vegas early Thursday, July 25, and live out its life at the The Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Resort and Casino. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Rescued Keys Sea Turtle Arrives In Las Vegas

A South Florida sea turtle has found a new home in Sin City. OD was shipped via FedEx and arrived in Las Vegas, Nevada, Thursday afternoon.

07/25/2013

Baby Loggerhead Sea Turtle Hatchlings (Source:Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces)

Miami-Dade Turtle Rangers Set To Roll With New “Turtle Truck”

May is the official start of sea turtle nesting season and Miami-Dade County is proud to have a new “Turtle Truck” this season to help in its conservation efforts.

CBS Miami–05/10/2013

A juvenile loggerhead sea turtle (Source: Tom Longo/Loggerhead Marinelife Center)

Cape Cod Sea Turtles Rehabbing In South Florida

There’s nothing like a sunny vacation in southern Florida in the middle of December – especially if you’re a sea turtle from the Cape Cod area.

12/17/2012

(Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Rescued Sea Turtle Recovering At Keys Turtle Hospital

American Airlines provided a free ride to Miami on Saturday for an injured turtle.

09/02/2012

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Florida Loggerhead Turtle Caught In Brooklyn

Instead of catching fish, a New York angler instead reeled in a 30-pound baby loggerhead turtle off a Brooklyn pier.

08/30/2012

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