Sun., May 19, 2013 2:00pm
Officials from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources say volunteers and researchers have found loggerhead sea turtle nests on Wassaw, St. Catherines and Ossabaw Islands.
Mon., March 25, 2013 5:00am
Georgia's endangered population of loggerhead sea turtles is getting help from federal officials. On Monday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is designating eight areas on Georgia's coast as critical habitat for the species. The designation allows wildlife officials to focus their limited budget on preserving the most vital areas for the turtles.
Thu., March 14, 2013 6:47pm
Georgia Sea Turtle Center officials say eight of the injured reptiles from Georgia and Florida are receiving medical care at its Jekyll Island facility.
Mon., December 3, 2012 11:00am
Coastal Georgia's hospital for sick and injured sea turtles is admitting at least six new patients from an aquarium in Boston. The ailing turtles were scheduled to arrive by plane Monday at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island. They were being treated at the New England Aquarium, but needed to be moved because of overcrowding.
Mon., July 30, 2012 11:32am
Georgia wildlife officials say they're seeing a sea turtle baby boom on the state's beaches. More than 2,000 turtle nests have been counted this year along Georgia's 100-mile coast.
Wed., June 20, 2012 11:00am
Authorities have intercepted 156 sea turtle eggs stolen from a nest on Sapelo Island. Georgia wildlife officials said they began investigating the theft after learning the eggs had been stolen from the nest.
Wed., May 23, 2012 11:59am
A loggerhead sea turtle nest found this week marks the first of the season discovered on Tybee Island.
Fri., April 27, 2012 7:46am
The first loggerhead sea turtle nest of the year in Georgia has been reported on Atlantic coast. National Park Service biologist Doug Hoffman said the nest was found this week on Cumberland Island.
Mon., April 2, 2012 9:35am
An unusually high number of sea turtles are becoming stranded along the Georgia coast, and authorities say unseasonably warm ocean water temperatures are partly to blame.
Fri., September 23, 2011 4:50pm
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently re-classified loggerhead sea turtles. Some are now considered “endangered” and others remain at the lesser “threatened” category. Georgia’s turtles remain classified as threatened, and the state’s sea turtle program coordinator said the turtle population remains at risk but seems to be improving.