Sometimes turtles need a helping hand.
This enormous (and yet, underweight) leatherback sea turtle got stranded in the right place at the right time. Rescued by IFAW and Mass. Audubon, rehabbed and released by the New England Aquarium, he’s now on the move with a new lease on life. This could be only the third time in history for a successful leatherback sea turtle rescue and release! Here’s how it went down:
Turtle Talk is a Disney theme park attraction that lets the audience interact with Crush, the sea turtle from Finding Nemo. Normally things are pretty tame, but this time Crush was in on a surprise.
Considering this video documents the trials and tribulations of sea turtles from egg to adult, it’s awfully adorable. This was originally part of Scott Gass’s Ted Ed lesson called The Survival of the Sea Turtle.
Godspeed, my shelled brothers. Gaze on this heartwarming photo and see how these three turtles almost froze to death, but were rescued, rehabilitated and released.
A clutch of endangered Thai sea turtles were given a helping hand by the Royal Thai Navy, who are trying to boost the number of these turtles in the wild.
One lucky loggerhead sea turtle was released back into waters off the Florida Keys Friday after being rescued from an unusual predicament. A puffer fish he tried to swallow inflated its body to about twice the normal size in defense, causing it to get lodged in the turtle’s throat.
Who’s ready for some sea turtle eye candy? Silly question — we’re obviously all ready.
He may not have a smooth flat sexy shell, but this Quasimodo of the seas is one of the friendliest we’ve met. Definitely a turtle with lots of character.
No, no one’s holding them up. I don’t see any hands. What are you talking about? Watch Video ›
When we first saw Kate Walsh’s public service announcement for Oceana about saving endangered sea turtles, we knew that only Zombie Kid could help her get her message across. This one’s for you, TurtleFeed. Watch Video ›
This little fella was just hatched, and part of his eensy weensy umbilical cord is still attached. View Image ›