Wildlife officials want to remind residents and visitors that not all turtles can swim.
Staff at a Florida Keys based Turtle hospital are take care of 30 endangered sea turtles suffering from hypothermia.
A special delivery is on its way to the Turtle Hospital in Marathon. The facility was one of five marine convalescence centers in the state chose to receive a portion of 193 cold-stunned endangered Kemps Ridley sea turtles set to arrive in Orlando late Tuesday afternoon.
A man, allegedly caught poaching hundreds of sea turtle eggs, was arrested and booked into jail.
A loggerhead sea turtle, rehabilitated at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital after being struck by a boat, was fitted with a satellite tracking transmitter and released from a Florida Keys beach Friday afternoon.
This time of year, it’s common for sea turtle hatchlings to get disoriented, and wander in the wrong direction—groups of turtles did just that, ending up in storm drains along the beach.
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.
Now environmental enthusiasts from all over the world can tune in to see “turtle webcam”.
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.
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.