According to Dutch nu.nl, today a leatherback turtle has beached near Den Helder in the Netherlands. Probably a young animal, as it was said to be one meter twenty in size, and adults are much bigger. It was already dead when it beached.
Leatherback turtle swimming near Texel: here.
Leatherbacks recorded nesting on Georgia coastline alongside 1000 Loggerheads: here.
USA: In Maryland, environmental officials are working to save one of the smallest and rarest turtles in North America. The bog turtle had the power to move an entire highway project in the state of Maryland. The tiny turtle is listed as an endangered species. It faces a disappearing habitat as well as poachers: here.
Parent–offspring conflict and selection on egg size in turtles: here.
July 2010: Initial data from a Emirates Wildlife Society-WWF turtle-tagging project in the Middle East has thrown up some surprises for conservationists. The programme, which is being run in partnership with the Marine Research Foundation, is attempting to follow more than 75 Hawksbill turtles in the area over the course of three years in the hope of gaining an insight into their migration patterns and the findings already disprove one long-held scientific theory about turtle movements in the area: here.
August 2010: After nearly two years, 13 Vietnamese poachers caught with the corpses of 101 endangered Hawksbill Turtles have been convicted of poaching. Since the poachers have been detained in Puerto Princesa [in the Philippines] since September 2, 2008 and the longest jail term was 18 months, the court ruled that only the fines which in some cases are as much as £64,000, remain to be served: here.