Happy World Turtle Day !

Today (May 23rd) is World Turtle Day! World Turtle Day was established in 2000 by American Tortoise Rescue, and aims to increase public interest and knowledge of turtles and tortoises. So, in the spirit of ‘shellebration’ here’s a quick look at each of the 7 species of marine turtle. **Click on each species’ name to […]

Let’s Talk About: Cetacean Strandings

The recent mass cetacean stranding in the Florida Everglades has drawn a lot of attention, from the media and public alike, however this isn’t the first time a mass stranding of this particular species (False Killer Whale, Pseudorca crassidens) has occured (Kommetjie, 2009; Hamlin Bay, 2005).  It’s not even the first cetacean stranding this year (25 dolphins […]