Category Archive: Sea Turtles

Want a little Adventure in your life? Try COTERC during Sea Turtle Nesting Season

Want a little Adventure in your life? Try  the Canadian Organization for Tropical Education and Rainforest Conservation (COTERC) is a registered Canadian-based charity. COTERC was founded in 1991 and is based in Pickering,… Continue reading

Thinking about trying something exotic like Turtle Soup?…Think Again – There is potential for Serious Health Effects

Sea turtles, specifically green sea turtles, are at risk each breeding season from poachers who kill them for food. Sea turtles slowly haul themselves out of the water during nesting season where they… Continue reading

Prosthetic Flippers and a Turtle Named Yu

Check out this lucky Loggerhead sea turtle named Yu.  Yu is a 200-pound female that was found in 2008 after her front flippers had been bitten off by sharks .The Suma Aqualife Park… Continue reading

Seafood for Thought

by SAACHI SADCHATHEESWAREN, Assistant to the Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians || On June 21st, Adopt-A-Pond joined various caterers and Toronto Zoo staff in a gourmet festival to bring attention to marine species at… Continue reading