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Coastline in Kauai (Photo: Marine Jaouen)

3 Easy Ways to Celebrate World Oceans Day

6/8/2012 // By Marine Jaouen

I was born in the Caribbean and grew up on the French side of St. Martin, surrounded by colorful fabrics, vibrant music, and delicious tropical foods. I was obsessed with the ocean at a very young age and fascinated by […] Read more >

Best helmet ever. (Courtesy Greg Fiume, Maryland Athletics)

The Sweet Shell of Success: Maryland Football’s Authentic Terrapin Tribute

8/26/2011 // By Max Greenberg

The University of Maryland’s football team—the Terrapins—is popularly known for three things: hosting the Queen of England at her first American game (they beat North Carolina), winning a couple of national championships in the 1950s and integrating the predominantly southern […] Read more >

Diamondback terrapin turtle (via USFWS/Flickr)

Turtles Take to the Tarmac at New York’s JFK Airport

6/29/2011 // By Miles Grant

About 150 turtles crawled onto the tarmac at New York’s JFK Airport Wednesday in search of beaches to lay their eggs, delaying dozens of flights. Read more >

Turtle Toll Tops a Thousand as Oil Disaster Impacts Multiply

8/9/2010 // By Miles Grant

Since the Gulf oil gusher was capped, wildlife impacts have actually gotten significantly worse. That seems counter-intuitive. But it’s exactly what wildlife officials are finding along the Gulf Coast: [W]ildlife officials are rounding up more oiled birds than ever as […] Read more >

Young Turtle Turned Red By BP Oil Spill

5/6/2010 // By Miles Grant

I hitched a ride out of the Mississippi River Delta town of Venice, LA yesterday with a local fishing boat captain concerned about the BP Oil Spill’s impact on wildlife. We found a ribbon of oil turned a rusty red […] Read more >

NWF Staffers Spot Turtle Struggling in Oil Slick

5/4/2010 // By Miles Grant

The National Wildlife Federation took another boat trip today, gauging the impacts of the oil spill on Gulf Coast wildlife. This time, NWF’s Larry Schweiger and Karla Raettig spotted a turtle struggling in the oil slick: We alerted local wildlife […] Read more >

NWF Moves to Protect Florida’s Sea Turtles

10/1/2009 // By Miles Grant

Stephen Colbert isn’t the only one who can put people on notice. Today the National Wildlife Federation and Florida Wildlife Federation notified the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that we’ll be taking them to court. Why? FEMA has failed to […] Read more >

Amorous Turtles Disrupt Flight Schedules At JFK

8/5/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

After the flap about bird strikes that caused an emergency landing in the Hudson, a lower and slower species was causing problems near Jamaica Bay. “Birds we’ve heard about.  But turtles?  It sounds too strange to be true, but 78 of the shelled […] Read more >

Goats Enlisted to Protect Endangered Turtles

7/28/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

That’s right — goats!  When mowing practices were found dangerously harmful to bog turtles in Maryland, a different (more ancient) mowing technique was employed. The Baltimore Sun reports: “The State Highway Administration has come up with a creative solution to […] Read more >

Minute and Half Film: Baby Sea Turtles Released in Mexico

7/11/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Here’s something that will help you smile. A Malibu (CA) based turtle rescue organization has instituted World Turtle Day — (It was May 23, 2009). American Tortoise Rescue, has found homes for more than 3,000 turtles and tortoises since its […] Read more >

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