Warmer temperatures produce more female sea turtles and cooler weather produces more males. Hotter summers means more females are being born. Scientists are concerned it could create gender imbalance.
Recording 243 nests and 21,624 hatchlings this year, Jekyll Island led the pack among Georgia's “Golden Isles.”
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Environmental groups are applauding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' decision to delay work in the Brunswick harbor that would kill sea turtles.
Rare loggerhead sea turtles are busy digging nests and laying eggs on beaches in Georgia and South Carolina. Wildlife officials in both states report finding dozens of nests since May 1, considered the unofficial start of the sea turtle nesting season.
A pair of rare sea turtles have returned to the ocean after veterinarians spent nearly a year nursing them back to health on the Georgia coast.
Loggerheads didn't break their records but stayed on track for recovery.
A graduate student is studying what kinds of plants are best at holding Tybee Island's coastal sand dunes in place.
Sea turtle nesting is below recent, record-breaking years but experts say it's not cause for concern.
A judge ruled that an Army Corps of Engineers plan to dredge while sea turtles are nesting poses too great a risk to the turtles.
In a federal lawsuit filed Monday, the group One Hundred Miles is seeking a preliminary injunction to block the Corps from conducting year-round operation and maintenance dredging in Brunswick Harbor starting as early as mid-May.
Some of the country's last beaches spared from development are now carpeted in globs of tar from an oil spill in the Mediterranean, damaging beaches that are nesting grounds for endangered turtles.
The nonprofit Sea Turtle, Inc. says it has brought in nearly 4,500 sea turtles and counting since Sunday. Still without power, it's heating its tanks with a commercial generator donated by SpaceX.
A loggerhead sea turtle laid the first nest of the year on Cumberland Island over the weekend.
Loggerhead sea turtles are wrapping up a record nesting and hatching season on the Georgia coast. More than 3,900 turtles nested on Georgia beaches this...