#Endangered Sea Turtles

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Loggerhead Sea Turtle Hatchlings

Provided by Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife. The loggerhead is the most common sea turtle found in United States coastal waters. They are named for their relatively large heads which support strong, powerful jaws enabling them to feed on hard-shelled prey! Loggerhead sea turtles have a heart-shaped, reddish-brown carapace in adulthood with a yellowish-brown underside. Hatchlings have a dark brown carapace with pale brown flippers and pronounced scutes.
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Work Underway to Protect Endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtles on Maui

The Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund, US Fish & Wildlife Service and Mahi Pono are working together to ensure the safety and protection of endangered hawksbill turtles, also known as honu ‘ea or ʻea, that nest along the shoreline in Mā‘alaea fronting North Kīhei Road. In collaboration with community-based groups, including the...
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Two-Headed Sea Turtle Found On South Carolina Beach

While researchers were examining loggerhead sea turtle nesting sites on a South Carolina beach earlier this week, they were startled to find one that had two heads. The double domed turtle was discovered at Edisto Beach State Park about 45 miles outside of Charleston. Researchers were examining nesting sites and counting the number of eggshells to help determine population estimates for this summer’s hatch.
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Loggerhead Sea Turtles Killed By Vessel Strikes

Boaters are being urged to be on alert for sea turtles in southeastern Massachusetts waters after five loggerhead sea turtles were killed by vessel strikes in the past month. Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, the federally designated responder to sea turtle strandings in the region, says five is an unusually high number of sea turtle fatalities for a period of about three weeks. The strandings occurred in Harwich, West Falmouth, Pocasset, Westport and Scituate.
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Investigation launched into the digging up of Edisto sea turtle nests

A social media post made by a proactive Edisto Beach sea-turtle group circled the Web last weekend when an unknown person dug into two sea turtle nests along the beach, disrupting the newly-laid eggs and violating federal law. The Facebook post was made by the Edisto Beach Loggerhead Turtle Project...
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400-Pound Sea Turtle With Puncture Wound to Its Head Found on Florida Beach

A dead sea turtle has been found floating off a Florida beach, bleeding from a puncture wound to its head. The full-grown female green sea turtle, described as being approximately 3-4 feet long and weighing around 400 pounds, was discovered by a visitor to Hollywood Beach on Monday morning, who reported it to the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program.
WildlifeNewsweek

Two-Headed Sea Turtle Struggling to Crawl Discovered on South Carolina Beach

Researchers were shocked to discover a two-headed loggerhead sea turtle hatchling on a beach in South Carolina on Saturday. The turtle, discovered about 45 miles outside of Charleston in Edisto Beach State Park, was discovered crawling out of its hatching nest in the sand, according to the South Carolina State Parks' Facebook post.
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Five vessels strikes reported in area waters

WELLFLEET—Boaters are being urged to be on alert for sea turtles in southeastern Massachusetts waters after five loggerhead sea turtles were killed by vessel strikes in the past month. Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, the federally designated responder to sea turtle strandings in the region, says five is an...
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Suzanne Darden Slegel

Suzanne Darden Slegel, 86, formerly of Southern Shores, NC passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at Northwest Hospital in Randallstown, MD. Born and raised in Norfolk, VA, she was the daughter of the late Mabel Tennefoss Darden and Jennings Bryan Darden. She is survived by her son, Steven Slegel and wife Karen of Sykesville, MD; her daughter, Sheryl Colleton and husband Joseph of Gainesville, VA; her grandson, Ryan Slegel and her three step-grandchildren, Hollie, Morgan, and Jake; and her sister, Mary Virginia Robbins of Smyrna, TN. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband and best friend, Raymond Charles Slegel.
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Suzanne Darden Slegel, July 20

Suzanne Darden Slegel, 86, formerly of Southern Shores, NC passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at Northwest Hospital in Randallstown, MD. Born and raised in Norfolk, VA, she was the daughter of the late Mabel Tennefoss Darden and Jennings Bryan Darden. She is survived by her son, Steven Slegel and wife Karen of Sykesville, MD; her daughter, Sheryl Colleton and husband Joseph of Gainesville, VA; her grandson, Ryan Slegel and her three step-grandchildren, Hollie, Morgan, and Jake; and her sister, Mary Virginia Robbins of Smyrna, TN. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband and best friend, Raymond Charles Slegel.
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Mama and baby sea turtles

Although our turtle mamas are still technically “on the clock” with the official nesting season continuing through August it’s their babies that are moving into the spotlight. We’re hoping that our nest count keeps climbing to that hundred mark, but now with the impending pitter patter of tiny flippers on Topsail it’s time for a quick review of some of the FAQs from our island visitors.
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Endangered turtles released into Gulf of Mexico

The Mississippi Aquarium released six endangered sea turtles from the 75 brought to Louisiana and Mississippi in autumn of last year, after they washed up in New England injured and sick from the cold. A seventh turtle appeared stunned and was unwilling to swim away with the others when they...
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It’s Sea Turtle Hatching Season

It’s Sea Turtle Hatching Season and the Turtle eggs in the nests are starting to hatch. It is an exciting miracle of nature to experience. Nesting season on the North Carolina Coast lasts from Mid-May through August. Loggerhead turtles are the primary visitors to the North Carolina Coast, but occasionally a leatherback, a green sea turtle, or Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle will make its nest on a North Carolina Beach.
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