Apr
27

Why plastic is a deadly attraction for sea turtles

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Scientists have additional evidence to explain why plastic is dangerous to sea turtles: the animals mistake the scent of plastic for food. A plastic bag floating in the sea not only looks like a jellyfish, but it also gives off a similar scent.

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Apr
27

The impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the 2020 Sea Turtle Season

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With the contingency caused by COVID-19, authorities, hoteliers and environmentalists of the Cancun-Puerto Morelos tourist corridor are preparing to attend the new sea turtle nesting season for 2020, but this year without a volunteer program.

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Jun
05

Possible impact of Seaweed Barriers for the Turtle Population

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Obviously one of the mayor attractions of visiting Cancun are those beautiful beaches accompanied by the warm water of the Caribbean Sea. Exactly this is now under thread by a natural phenomenon: Seaweed (Sargassum – a brown macroalga originating from the Atlantic Ocean's Sargasso Sea).

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