World Turtle News, 03/15/2019
Dr. Claire Lomas finds dream job at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu in Maldives saving sea turtles
Claire, who has been living and working in the Maldives for 18 months said that life in the tiny island nation is a world away from that in the UK. She has so far saved around 80 turtles and provides surgery to those who become seriously injured after being caught up in abandoned fishing nets. Claire said she often misses coffee shops and the ability to go and see a movie. She added: ‘However, I wouldn’t swap that for the ability to just jump in the ocean at any point and living barefoot.
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Turtle News From Around the World
Philippines: Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) pushes for declaration of nesting site in Sarangani
South Africa: follow the travels of sea turtles released from Two Oceans Aquarium
USA: model created by scientists at University of Maryland to predict location of leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) along coast of Central and South America
Crime & Punishment
India: 2 live olive ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) rescued from eatery in Madurai
Thailand: green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) rescued from fishing net in Pattaya
Health & Medical
Mexico: Guerrero sees 100+ sea turtle deaths due to supposed microorganism outbreak
Study: Comparison of green turtle Chelonia mydas sex ratios at two time-points over 20 years at a foraging ground in Yaeyama Islands, Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan
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