An olive ridley sea turtle surprised visitors at the Lifeboat Station at Chimney Rock in Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County, Calif. Biologists think that this years El Niño may have brought the endangered sea turtle to the area.
Watch endangered coho salmon return from the ocean to spawn. Watch 2-foot female salmon build nests and lay their eggs, while bright red male salmon battle each other for position to fertilize the eggs and add their genes to the next generation. Following a storm, one can also watch salmon leap the Inkwells Waterfalls.
Bigeye Tuna is in trouble. This highly valued sushi fish is being overfished in the Pacific and has sunk to its lowest historical levels. So why has the quota been increased for Hawaii’s longliners?
A toxic algae bloom has been reported in Mississippi. It is the worst bloom the state has ever had and researchers have been calling it the “red tide.” The algae bloom started to appear on a Friday, which triggered beach and oyster reefs to close.
Turtle Island has officially kicked off our annual winter creek walks to look for spawning coho salmon. Click here to see salmon photos from our creek walks.
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Journalists from the Associated Press just reported that U.S. supermarkets and restaurants are selling shrimp that is peeled by slaves. Some of the conditions these shrimp peelers endure include emotional and physical abuse, being locked into the sheds where they work, and working 16 hour shifts with their hands in ice water.
As if sea turtles don’t face enough threats from industrial fishing operations and the loss of nesting beaches, we are recently seeing some alarming instances of illegal smuggling of sea turtles eggs and carapaces into the United States.
I recently visited the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. With over 150,000 pieces of artwork, I saw many beautiful pieces. One piece of artwork, in particular, caught my attention. It…