For years, researchers have thought that organic pollutants could be contributing to green turtles' susceptibility to a tumor-causing disease. Now, they've found out otherwise.
Sea turtle migrations aren't just impacted by what happens to the turtles as adults. It turns out that these massive migrations are affected by the turtles' past experiences as hatchlings adrift in ocean currents.
Researchers reunited two halves of a fossil bone belonging to an ancient sea turtle that were unearthed over 160 years apart. This now-complete bone offers the image of the largest ancient sea turtles that roamed Earth.
The 320 pound disabled green sea turtle has now received a large and comfortable permanent home in Las Vegas. The turtle has spent five years at the Florida Keys Turtle Hospital in Marathon due to an irreparable collapsed lung.