Fri., September 16, 2011 5:39pm
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Friday announced a classification change for loggerhead sea turtles.The animals are going from being considered ‘threatened’ to ‘endangered.’
Tue., August 30, 2011 12:00pm
High surf from Hurricane Irene this weekend washed away more than sand. The endangered loggerhead sea turtles were near the end of their nesting season when the storm lashed the beaches. Turtle-watchers spotted numerous examples of nests that just disappeared after Irene.
Mon., July 11, 2011 4:00pm
A legal settlement over endangered sea turtles in the Pacific could be a sign of things to come in the Atlantic. Conservation groups recently agreed with the National Marine Fisheries Management Service over new rules to protect the Pacific leatherback sea turtle. In the Atlantic, the same groups are petitioning the same officials for rules to protect the threatened Atlantic loggerhead.
Wed., December 15, 2010 3:17pm
The Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island is keeping cold-stunned turtles warm for the winter. Several sea turtles are having a hard time in the frigid coastal waters. They are being taken to the Center to recover.
Mon., November 8, 2010 2:43pm
Endangered turtles on the Georgia coast had a successful nesting season from May to October. With over 1700 nests reported, the loggerhead turtles may be making a comeback. Last year there were less than 1600 nests reported.
Mon., September 27, 2010 1:56pm
A record number of sea turtle hatchlings have survived this nesting season. Over 1,700 nests were monitored on the Georgia coast by volunteers with the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Terry Norton with the Turtle Center says this is the highest number of nests Georgia has ever had.
Wed., June 30, 2010 2:24pm
Georgia wildlife group will help move sea turtle nests and relocate them to safer areas
Mon., January 11, 2010 10:22am
The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is caring for cold-shocked sea turtles
Wed., December 23, 2009 3:38pm
The marina at Cumberland Harbor could be one of the largest private docks o