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Ten years after Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, marine wildlife struggles to recover
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Ten years after Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, marine wildlife struggles to recover

The explosion killed 11 workers and spewed an estimated 795 million litres of oil before it was capped 87 days later.

Lit fishnets can reduce chances of turtle, dolphins, whales getting caught by accident
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Lit fishnets can reduce chances of turtle, dolphins, whales getting caught by accident

Gillnet fisheries have high bycatch rates of threatened marine life like turtles, whales, dolphins, seabirds.

Wildlife Week 2019: A saga of India's Turtle Man Friday and the sea turtles he is fighting to protect
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Wildlife Week 2019: A saga of India's Turtle Man Friday and the sea turtles he is fighting to protect

Sea turtle have been around for the last 220 million years. since the time of the dinosaurs.

World Turtle Day: Two wildlife biologists are encouraging people to document species in India
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World Turtle Day: Two wildlife biologists are encouraging people to document species in India

Anuja Mital and Sneha Dharwadkar host a celebration every year on World Turtle Day, with a week-long spotting event. They also run a Facebook page called Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises of India, where they encourage people to post photographs of turtles and tortoises they have spotted all over India. Social media is a good outreach platform and we cannot conserve animals without the help of the community, they say.

Over 300 sea turtles from an endangered species found dead on Mexico beach
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Over 300 sea turtles from an endangered species found dead on Mexico beach

The Pacific Ridley turtles were found trapped in a banned type of fishing net, authorities said.

122 sea turtles from an endangered species found dead on Mexico beach
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122 sea turtles from an endangered species found dead on Mexico beach

The turtles were found on the beaches of Puerto Arista, a small town on the Pacific coast.

How Kélonia, a sea turtle farm-turned-observatory in the Indian Ocean, is helping save the species
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How Kélonia, a sea turtle farm-turned-observatory in the Indian Ocean, is helping save the species

Kélonia, where sea turtles were previously hunted, is now a place where wounded or sick turtles are rehabilitated before they can be released back into the sea | #FirstCulture

Rare turtle species found only in Tripura facing extinction
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Rare turtle species found only in Tripura facing extinction

The soft-shell N nigricans turtles, a rare species found only in the tank of the Tripureswari Temple in Gomati district of Tripura, is facing extinction