Here is your reminder that sea turtles are cute

Swim, my dude.
Image: Theresa Keil, National Aquarium Event Photographer

In what may be the world’s most pleasant Mad Lib, 14 sea turtles named after breakfast foods were released into the ocean on Wednesday after a brief period of rehabilitation by the National Aquarium care team.

The turtles, some of whose names are Waffles, Bagel, Granola, and (my personal favorite) Quiche, said “what’s up” to the Atlantic as part of a larger release event on Florida’s Little Talbot Island. 

And in case you haven’t thought about how cute sea turtles are recently, let me remind you: they are cute.

Look, for example, at this friend, who has the face of a Pokémon and a heart of gold.

Image: Theresa Keil, National Aquarium Event Photographer

This one is waving goodbye (to its caretaker), but also hello (to its home). If this concept doesn’t make you tear up at your desk, I don’t know what to tell you.

Image: Theresa Keil, National Aquarium Event Photographer

This one is about to swim. :’)

Image: Theresa Keil, National Aquarium Event Photographer

This is a big moment for these reptiles, who have really been through the wringer. Per the aquarium, all of them were discovered “cold-stunned and stranded” along the coast of Massachusetts before being placed in the aquarium’s care.

“As ectothermic, or cold-blooded, animals, their body temperature relies on the temperature of their surroundings,” rehabilitation manager Kate Shaffer told a local outlet in Florida. “So when the temps there drop too low and they can’t find their way out of Cape Cod Bay, they hit the beaches.”

So what should you do if you come across a sea turtle yourself? First, give it a breakfast name — Omelette and Cream of Wheat are available. Then, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission recommends keeping your distance — but you should contact the local conservation commission if the turtle appears injured or disoriented.

And because I know you want to know, here are all the turtle breakfast names of which Mashable is currently aware.

  • Waffles

  • Bagel

  • French Toast

  • Doughnut

  • Sticky Bun

  • Hash Brown

  • Granola

  • Oatmeal

  • Quiche

  • Flapjack

  • Cereal

Image: Theresa Keil, National Aquarium Event Photographer

Congrats to all the breakfast turtles!

Source: http://mashable.com/

This Rescue Of A Sea Turtle Caught In A Fishing Net Will Have You Cheering

Life is full of surprises. You never know when a moment might arise where you’re called upon to do something heroic.

It’s these moments of true spontaneity that show others who we really are.

For the three men in the video below, one such moment presented itself when they were sitting by a beach restaurant and spotted something moving by the shoreline. What they found was a massive leatherback sea turtle struggling to untangle itself from a fishing net.

After some incredible teamwork — and some hissing from the nervous turtle — the three heroes with hearts of gold were able to set the majestic sea creature free.

What a beautiful moment when the turtle swims back out to sea. It must have felt so relieved when it took that dive.

Source: http://www.viralnova.com

This ill sea turtle has been eating coins thrown into her pond by tourists

Image: Nantarika Chansue/Facebook

Years of eating coins dropped at the bottom of a pond has rendered a sea turtle in pain, and headed to the surgery ward.

The 25-year-old Thai sea turtle was discovered living in a pond in Si Racha, a town on the east coast of Thailand, according to the Bangkok Post.

Vets conducted a CT scan and discovered a lump of coins measuring an alarming 20 x 23 x 30 cm (7.8 x 9 x 11 in.) in the turtle’s body, pressing down on its ventral shell (or the turtle’s belly), causing it to be cracked, swollen and infected. Scans also showed a fish hook in her intestine.

A CT scan of the turtle shows the mass of coins

Image: Nantarika chansue/Facebook

Image: Nantarika Chansue/Facebook

The turtle was brought to Chulalongkorn University by the Royal Thai Naval Air and Coastal Defence Command, where they found roughly 2,000 baht ($57.37) worth of coins in its tummy, the Metro reported.

The turtle, nicknamed Bank, was also suffering from a severe lung infection, which was preventing it from diving, breathing and eating properly.

Vets hope that they can operate on her to remove the coins in two weeks, after her overall health condition improves under care.

Nantarika Chansue, the associate professor at Chulalongkorn University spearheading Bank’s recovery, told Metro that the weight of the coins was making her move more sluggishly. “The pain was slowly torturing the poor creature,” she added.

Bank would have died if not for the immediate intervention, Nantarika told the Bangkok Post. Fortunately, she adds, donors have already raised 15,000 baht towards the cost of performing a CT scan on her.

Nantarika hopes that people will stop throwing coins into ponds with aquatic life, writing in a Facebook post: “It is a serious sin.”

Source: http://mashable.com/

Here is your reminder that sea turtles are cute

Swim, my dude.
Image: Theresa Keil, National Aquarium Event Photographer

In what may be the world’s most pleasant Mad Lib, 14 sea turtles named after breakfast foods were released into the ocean on Wednesday after a brief period of rehabilitation by the National Aquarium care team.

The turtles, some of whose names are Waffles, Bagel, Granola, and (my personal favorite) Quiche, said “what’s up” to the Atlantic as part of a larger release event on Florida’s Little Talbot Island. 

And in case you haven’t thought about how cute sea turtles are recently, let me remind you: they are cute.

Look, for example, at this friend, who has the face of a Pokémon and a heart of gold.

Image: Theresa Keil, National Aquarium Event Photographer

This one is waving goodbye (to its caretaker), but also hello (to its home). If this concept doesn’t make you tear up at your desk, I don’t know what to tell you.

Image: Theresa Keil, National Aquarium Event Photographer

This one is about to swim. :’)

Image: Theresa Keil, National Aquarium Event Photographer

This is a big moment for these reptiles, who have really been through the wringer. Per the aquarium, all of them were discovered “cold-stunned and stranded” along the coast of Massachusetts before being placed in the aquarium’s care.

“As ectothermic, or cold-blooded, animals, their body temperature relies on the temperature of their surroundings,” rehabilitation manager Kate Shaffer told a local outlet in Florida. “So when the temps there drop too low and they can’t find their way out of Cape Cod Bay, they hit the beaches.”

So what should you do if you come across a sea turtle yourself? First, give it a breakfast name — Omelette and Cream of Wheat are available. Then, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission recommends keeping your distance — but you should contact the local conservation commission if the turtle appears injured or disoriented.

And because I know you want to know, here are all the turtle breakfast names of which Mashable is currently aware.

  • Waffles

  • Bagel

  • French Toast

  • Doughnut

  • Sticky Bun

  • Hash Brown

  • Granola

  • Oatmeal

  • Quiche

  • Flapjack

  • Cereal

Image: Theresa Keil, National Aquarium Event Photographer

Congrats to all the breakfast turtles!

Source: http://mashable.com/

This Rescue Of A Sea Turtle Caught In A Fishing Net Will Have You Cheering

Life is full of surprises. You never know when a moment might arise where you’re called upon to do something heroic.

It’s these moments of true spontaneity that show others who we really are.

For the three men in the video below, one such moment presented itself when they were sitting by a beach restaurant and spotted something moving by the shoreline. What they found was a massive leatherback sea turtle struggling to untangle itself from a fishing net.

After some incredible teamwork — and some hissing from the nervous turtle — the three heroes with hearts of gold were able to set the majestic sea creature free.

What a beautiful moment when the turtle swims back out to sea. It must have felt so relieved when it took that dive.

Source: http://www.viralnova.com

This ill sea turtle has been eating coins thrown into her pond by tourists

Image: Nantarika Chansue/Facebook

Years of eating coins dropped at the bottom of a pond has rendered a sea turtle in pain, and headed to the surgery ward.

The 25-year-old Thai sea turtle was discovered living in a pond in Si Racha, a town on the east coast of Thailand, according to the Bangkok Post.

Vets conducted a CT scan and discovered a lump of coins measuring an alarming 20 x 23 x 30 cm (7.8 x 9 x 11 in.) in the turtle’s body, pressing down on its ventral shell (or the turtle’s belly), causing it to be cracked, swollen and infected. Scans also showed a fish hook in her intestine.

A CT scan of the turtle shows the mass of coins

Image: Nantarika chansue/Facebook

Image: Nantarika Chansue/Facebook

The turtle was brought to Chulalongkorn University by the Royal Thai Naval Air and Coastal Defence Command, where they found roughly 2,000 baht ($57.37) worth of coins in its tummy, the Metro reported.

The turtle, nicknamed Bank, was also suffering from a severe lung infection, which was preventing it from diving, breathing and eating properly.

Vets hope that they can operate on her to remove the coins in two weeks, after her overall health condition improves under care.

Nantarika Chansue, the associate professor at Chulalongkorn University spearheading Bank’s recovery, told Metro that the weight of the coins was making her move more sluggishly. “The pain was slowly torturing the poor creature,” she added.

Bank would have died if not for the immediate intervention, Nantarika told the Bangkok Post. Fortunately, she adds, donors have already raised 15,000 baht towards the cost of performing a CT scan on her.

Nantarika hopes that people will stop throwing coins into ponds with aquatic life, writing in a Facebook post: “It is a serious sin.”

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/02/27/thai-turtle-eats-coins/

This Rescue Of A Sea Turtle Caught In A Fishing Net Will Have You Cheering

Life is full of surprises. You never know when a moment might arise where you’re called upon to do something heroic.

It’s these moments of true spontaneity that show others who we really are.

For the three men in the video below, one such moment presented itself when they were sitting by a beach restaurant and spotted something moving by the shoreline. What they found was a massive leatherback sea turtle struggling to untangle itself from a fishing net.

After some incredible teamwork — and some hissing from the nervous turtle — the three heroes with hearts of gold were able to set the majestic sea creature free.

What a beautiful moment when the turtle swims back out to sea. It must have felt so relieved when it took that dive.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/turtle-rescue/