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A Turtle Saver, NC

Sea turtles that nest in North Carolina are listed as endangered species in part because many beaches have become dangerous or undesirable places for nesting. One of the biggest issues is light pollution.

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19,000 Sea Turtle Eggs Seized in Anti-Smuggling Operation

Police seized 19,000 sea turtle eggs off the coast of Malaysia in a special operation to hobble a major smuggling syndicate.

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More than 160 years of Walrus Haulout Observations Reported by Russians and Americans Published as Database

Walruses are marine predators that must rest out of water on sea ice or the coast between feedings along the shallow arctic sea floor. However in recent years, loss of summer sea ice has forced walruses to travel to the Arctic coasts of the U.S. and Russia where they haul-out on shore to rest. When hauling out on the coast, they often gather in large numbers and use specific locations, where they may be vulnerable to disturbance and pollution events.

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Meet the Very Venomous Portuguese Man-of-War

They look like a discarded balloon. They’re actually a bubble full of agony. You’ll want the skinny on these dangerous beauties if you encounter one on your summer beach day…

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Sonic Sea, Film Documentary: TV Premiere May 19th, 2016

Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But man-made ocean noise is threatening this fragile world. “Sonic Sea” is about protecting life in our waters from the destructive effects of oceanic noise pollution. Watch NRDC’s gripping new documentary trailer, and TV Premiere on Discovery Channel this Thursday, May 19.

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Rare Pink Dolphins Hang On in Urban Harbor, Video

Pink dolphins have long lived in the urban waters around the islands and in the harbor of Hong Kong, where they have earned a symbolic place in the city’s history and culture. However, there is rising concern among scientists that these rare dolphins will disappear from the bustling waters unless more is done to preserve them.

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US ceases efforts to end global trade of polar bear parts

The US government has quietly dropped its campaign for an international ban in the trade of polar bear parts, which would have given the practice the same outlaw status as the elephant ivory market.

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Gulf of Mexico perinatal dolphin deaths likely result of oil exposure

The increased number of stranded stillborn and juvenile dolphins found in the Gulf of Mexico from 2010 to 2013 was likely caused by chronic illnesses in mothers who were exposed to oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill, scientists said today.

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Conservation efforts for Florida, Pacific coast green sea turtles working, agencies say

Years of coordinated conservation efforts, including protection of nesting beaches, reduction of bycatch in fisheries, and prohibitions on the direct harvest of sea turtles, have led to increasing numbers of turtles nesting in Florida and along the Pacific coast of Mexico.

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