New research from the Earthwatch program Turtles in Trouble shows that 36 per cent of marine turtles are affected by marine rubbish, with soft plastic being the major villain.
A new population of endangered broad-shelled turtles has been found in billabongs in northern Victoria after record rains.
Four critically endangered baby loggerhead turtles have been returned to the ocean off the Gold Coast.
About 600 turtles with pig-like snouts, believed to have been caught in the wild in Indonesia, have been returned home.
A Japanese man has pleaded guilty to smuggling 55 live turtles and tortoises into the United States by hiding them in snack-food boxes.
Deborah Smith This dry season, the cycle of life has continued as normal for the flatback sea turtles that nest on Bare Sand Island, a deserted patch of sand dunes off the coast west of Darwin.
Rory Callinan The sea was unwelcoming at Campbells Beach on the morning of November 30. Local surf school owner Lee Winkler happened by the deep, stony-bottomed bay north of Coffs Harbour and took note of the...
Michael Green Starfish, cyclones, chemicals. If things continue the way they are, the Great Barrier Reef won't be great for much longer.
Lucy Carroll The use of shark netting in NSW is a ''drastic measure'' that damages sea life and prevents few deaths, say marine ecologists.
Esther Han That familiar dolphin sticker slapped on tuna cans for two decades worked. The global dolphin-friendly campaign has seen the death rates of dolphins captured in fishing gear plunge by 99 per cent,...
Peter Hannam When it comes to jellyfish on Australian beaches, getting stung may be the least of our worries.
Tom Allard Much of the Great Barrier Reef is continuing to degrade, especially areas closest to the mainland, where new port developments are awaiting approval from the federal government.
Andrew Darby The extraordinary maritime odyssey of Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson has ended with him coming ashore to join former Australian Greens leader Bob Brown in fighting a US court case.
Tom Allard Much of the Great Barrier Reef is continuing to degrade, especially in the inner areas where a slew of new port developments are proposed and waiting approval from the federal government.
Nicky Phillips ''Come on, take off your clothes and get in.'' Scientist Arthur White is neck-deep in a murky creek about 200 kilometres north of Mount Isa, making me an offer I'd rather refuse.
Tom Arup A proposal to explore for oil and gas next to the World Heritage protected Ningaloo Reef has been blocked under national environment law.
Bridie Smith CSIRO survey highlights the proliferation of debris.
Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary has released a tagged turtle who swims with only three flippers, after 20 months of rehabilitation.
Andrew Darby The sand is untracked and the nearest road a few days' walk away, but the beaches of Tasmania's World Heritage wilderness are still being covered with rubbish.
Bridie Smith Researchers have established how female turtles can hold on to their eggs.