MEDASSET is the Mediterranean Association to Save the Sea Turtles. They do a lot of important work toward sea turtle protection and restoration in the Mediterranean. They have also created a lovely informational image about the sea turtles that frequent the Med. Take a look at it here.
The Olive Ridley Project posted a story in 2012 that is still worth sharing two years later. A group of people from Prodivers Maldives encountered a ghost net while on a dive that contained five entangled olive ridley sea turtles. Ghost nets are a growing problem for a variety of marine life. The Olive Ridley Project was formed because of the threat of ghost nets to marine turtles and try to raise awareness about the issue.
While the BP oil spill clearly adversely affected kemp's ridley sea turtles, its important to remember that it also impacted many other aspects of GOM marine life. Some steps towards mitigating that damage were announced today. #.VGpVWsntV8E Oiled Kemp's ridley from the BP oil spill. Photo from
In light of the recent apparent downturn in population sizes for Kemp's ridley sea turtles, the Second International Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle Symposium was held this week in Brownsville, Texas ahead of its originally scheduled 2015 ; 2015 would mark the 30th anniversary of the the first Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle ; But with population downturns and drastic funding slashes, organizers felt it was important to hold the meeting earlier than ; TMTR was there and presented one talk and one poster about our ; A great time was had - as well as some important ; A lot was accomplished in a very short time period and we are very thankful to all who organized the ; Plus, the food was outstanding!