Tag: marine biology


The Survival of the Sea Turtle

The Survival of the Sea Turtle

Sea turtles are miraculous. First, they’ve been around since the late Jurassic, roughly 150 million years ago. Cohorts of the dinosaurs, sea turtles have survived through the challenges of eons, existing still today, where many others have ended their evolutionary run. Second, throughout the centuries and up till today, every living adult sea turtle has[…]

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Turtle GPS – Science Nation

MILES O’BRIEN: Its time for this young Loggerhead Turtle to go to work. KEN LOHMANN: We can tether turtles in these little cloth harnesses. Put them into this tank and theyll swim in place. MILES O’BRIEN: University of North Carolina Biologist Ken Lohmann studies sea turtles that are programmed from birth for an extraordinary journey.[…]

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Why Don’t Sharks Have Bones?

Why Don’t Sharks Have Bones?

Hello! This week is Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, which some of us here on the internet aren’t huge fans of, so instead of sensationalizing sharks or just making stuff up about megalodons still existing, we thought we’d talk about science with the understanding that reality is actually pretty fascinating. Sharks and rays and[…]

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