Tag: green turtle

Turtle has narrow escape from dog attack

Turtle has narrow escape from dog attack

| 20/09/2019 | 33 Comments

(CNS): A nesting turtle narrowly escaped serious injury after she was attacked by two dogs on a local beach earlier this month. The incident was caught on CCTV at an important turtle nesting beach, the Department of Environment said this week in a social media post sharing the images. The turtle made it back to […]

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Suspect turtle poachers arrested

Suspect turtle poachers arrested

| 27/08/2019

(CNS): Two men were arrested last Wednesday on suspicion of poaching and drug offences after police and customs found a green turtle shell and meat during a raid at a West Bay home. RCIPS and Customs and Border Control officers carried out a joint operation at a house on Up The Hill Road, where they […]

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Turtle shell found in dumpster

Turtle shell found in dumpster

| 07/08/2019 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The shell of an adult green sea turtle was found in a dumpster at the weekend, which officials said appeared to be the remains from another poaching incident. The shell measured 106cm (41.7in) and likely belonged to a 300-400 pound turtle and a once valuable member of the critically endangered wild population. The discovery […]

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NCC rejects Turtle Centre plan

NCC rejects Turtle Centre plan

| 20/06/2019 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The chair of the National Conservation Council, McFarlane Connolly, has said the NCC will not be accepting a document put forward by the Cayman Turtle Centre because it is not, as claimed, a species conservation plan but a tourism plan, made for the benefit of the Turtle Centre. In a clash between the council […]

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Turtle found dead on Earth Day

Turtle found dead on Earth Day

| 24/04/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment has reported that a juvenile green sea turtle was found dead on Earth Day, entangled in fishing line near the North Sound’s Duck Pond Cay. The DoE has warned the fishing community many times about the dangers of discarded fishing line and urged people to dispose of it properly. Fishing […]

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Turtle trapped in fish pot feared dead

Turtle trapped in fish pot feared dead

| 18/03/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment is urging the fishing community not to abandon fish pots because they present a hazard to all marine life long after they are discarded. Officials from the DoE said that two visitors found a juvenile turtle trapped in an old fish pot near the Hyatt canal recently, and while they […]

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Farm saved turtles from extinction but survival ratio low

Farm saved turtles from extinction but survival ratio low

| 22/01/2019 | 38 Comments

(CNS): A genetic study into nesting green sea turtles in the Cayman Islands found that the mass releases by the Cayman Turtle Farm (now the Cayman Turtle Centre) in the 1980’s and 1990’s saved them from extinction in the region. But only a small percentage of the 30,000 hatchlings and yearlings released over 20 years […]

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DoE cares for rescued sick green turtle

DoE cares for rescued sick green turtle

| 26/11/2018 | 6 Comments

(CNS): A sea turtle found by local boaters on Wednesday floating on the water’s surface in Crystal Harbour is currently being cared for by the Department of Environment. Experts are still not sure what is wrong with the 4-year-old green turtle but it was found in distress and believed to have been sick for some […]

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Workshops planned to prevent baby turtle deaths

Workshops planned to prevent baby turtle deaths

| 13/03/2018 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment is organising free workshops for architects and electricians this month to help in the fight against the light pollution, which causes numerous baby turtle deaths every nesting season. Last year the number of turtle nests laid in the Cayman Islands was encouraging, the DoE said, but many thousands of the endangered […]

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Centre releases 15 turtles at Barkers

Centre releases 15 turtles at Barkers

| 26/02/2018 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Turtle Centre (formerly the Cayman Turtle Farm) released 15 turtles in the sea at Barkers National Park in West Bay last week as part of its conservation efforts. Officials from the facility said the turtles will join the other 31,000 that have been released into the ocean since the programme began. Officials said […]

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Climate change turning turtle populations female

Climate change turning turtle populations female

| 09/01/2018 | 44 Comments

(CNS): Marine scientists are sounding the alarm over a new threat to the endangered green sea turtle, following research by experts on a population of the animals around the Great Barrier Reef. The results of the study, which has been published in the scientific journal, Current Biology, found “extremely female-biased sex ratios in an important […]

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