Swallowed fishhooks are a deadly and unexplored threat to freshwater turtles, and a new study is the first to estimate the impact of fishhook deaths on turtle populations.
About 64 million years ago, a sea turtle with a triangular-shaped head swam along the arid coastline of what is now Angola.
Sea turtles live all over the world. They return to the beach where they were born to lay their eggs.
A 2,500-year-old grave full of butchered turtle carcasses has been found at an archaeological site in Turkey.
More than 300,000 sea turtles were likely in the the Gulf of Mexico area affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The turtles' far-flung journeys suggest the spill's impact reaches far and wide.
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