16 Sep '11, 5am

to share some love for one of the world's lesser known sea turtles -- the flatback! #SeaTurtleSeptember

Flatback sea turtles only nest along the northern coast of Australia, and only occur on the continental shelf between Australia and Indonesia/Papua New Guinea. At no point in their lives do they leave this nesting range. They were finally described as a separate species approximately 20 years ago, as they were previously thought to be a type of green turtle. Flatbacks have a unique physiology that allows them to stay active underwater for longer periods than most other species. However, they have never been photographed underwater as adults, mainly because the areas where they swim are murky and inhabited by crocodiles, making diving unsafe. Flatbacks are prey for saltwater crocodiles. Scientific Name Natator depressus Status Data Deficient Distribution Nesting only on northern coast of Australia; unlike other sea turtle species, lacks an oceanic (i.e. open-ocean) life sta...

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Loggerhead Sea Turtles Declared Endangered

biologicaldiversity.org 16 Sep '11, 5pm

For Immediate Release, September 16, 2011 Contacts: Catherine Kilduff, Center for Biological Diversity, (415) 644-8580 or ...

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green.blogs.nytimes.com 16 Sep '11, 10pm

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treehugger.com 14 Sep '11, 3pm

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green.blogs.nytimes.com 14 Sep '11, 6pm

NOAA A loggerhead escaping from a net equipped with a turtle excluder device. Some 4,600 sea turtles are killed each year ...

A New U.S. Strategy on Loggerhead Turtles: NOAA...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 16 Sep '11, 10pm

A New U.S. Strategy on Loggerhead Turtles By THE NEW YORK TIMES The federal government has issued a final rule on the prot...

4,600 Sea Turtles Killed Yearly by Fishing, Stu...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 14 Sep '11, 6pm

NOAA A loggerhead escaping from a net equipped with a turtle excluder device. Some 4,600 sea turtles are killed each year ...

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straitstimes.com 14 Sep '11, 1pm

This undated handout image recieved September 12, 2011 courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOA...

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todayonline.com 13 Sep '11, 5am

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news.mongabay.com 14 Sep '11, 6pm

Sea turtle deaths in U.S. waters reduced 90%, but shrimp trawling accounts for 98% of kill mongabay.com September 14, 2011...

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treehugger.com 11 Sep '11, 12pm

A dugong in the Sydney Aquarium. Photo: Corrie Barklimore / Creative Commons . Northeastern Australia may have dried out a...

Bringing Black Turtles Back from the Brink With...

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Scientists estimate 90% reduction in sea turtle...

conservation.org 13 Sep '11, 10pm

Arlington, VA/ Durham, NC – A study published this month estimates that the number of sea turtles accidentally caught and ...