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Map highlights areas of greatest risk to turtles in the Atlantic

A leatherback turtle with a newly attached satellite tag returns to the sea.
A leatherback turtle with a newly attached satellite tag returns to the sea.

ResearchBlogging.org Satellite data predicts nine danger zones in the Atlantic where leatherback turtles are most susceptible to unintentional capture by fishing gear.  Continue reading Map highlights areas of greatest risk to turtles in the Atlantic

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Persistent drought linked to local decline of desert tortoise

Agassiz's desert tortoise faces a difficult future under drought conditions
Agassiz’s desert tortoise faces a difficult future under drought conditions

ResearchBlogging.org The population of the long-lived Agassiz’s desert tortoise is dwindling in the Sonoran Desert of California as their environment shifts to a warmer and dryer climate.  Continue reading Persistent drought linked to local decline of desert tortoise