My latest musings on 14 October 2016

Here are my recent musings on Nature’s Web of Life.

 

This series of blog posts contains sources for my musings, my research, and my preparation for my student seminars. I am happy to share with you.  If you find any of the articles interesting, I hope that you will offer your comments at the end of the list.

 

This list focuses on the Olive Ridley turtle which lays its eggs on our beaches near Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico (and other places in Mexico) each year about now. My high school students have been assigned a project to study these creatures and to help in the rescue of nests that have been molested by predators or by human ATV traffic and other human activity. The list I offer below is the same list that I have given to my students.

 

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Home video from a November 2007 hatching near San Carlos, Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico

 

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Video of PROFEPA (Mexican Federal Environmental Agency) releasing hatchings

 

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Video of Olive Ridley hatching

 

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Video – Tortugueros México – A great video of many Olive Ridley turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs.

 

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Information from NOAA Fisheries on Olive Ridley turtles 

 

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Information from Sea Turtle Conservancy about Olive Ridley turtles –,trends, threats, and conservation efforts

 

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Here is a blog post that I wrote about ATV traffic on San Francisco beach  (San Carlos, Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico) while Olive Ridley turtles are hatching. A group of volunteers have been active in trying to stop the ATVs.

 

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A video of a turtle being released from a long line trawler

 

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A video of a huge number of turtles arriving and laying eggs on the beaches near Oaxaca

 

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Flying over thousands of turtles at the beaches of Oaxaca

 

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My name is Bill Graham. As a Marine Biologist who has worked in the US and Mexico for 30 years, I am a student of Nature, a teacher, a researcher, and a nature photographer. Through my work, I have acquired an ever growing passion for how everything in Nature is connected. Today, I travel extensively contemplating about, writing about, and photographing Nature’s connections. I also work with conservation projects in the USA and Mexico and mentor talented youth.

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