The Environmental Science Centre (ESC) at Qatar University (QU) has observed and studied a new phenomenon - called leucistic - among hawksbill turtles, in co-operation with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment.
There has been increasing concern over the amount of rubbish in Hong Kong waters which washes up on its numerous beaches. Authorities and environmentalists have pointed the finger at southern mainland China as the source.
A new species of freshwater turtle has been discovered in Papua New Guinea, one of a group which would have been present for the full geological formation of its main Pacific island, researchers said yesterday.
A sacred giant turtle venerated as a symbol of Vietnam's independence struggle has died, state media said, prompting an outpouring of grief and fears the death bodes ill for an upcoming communist leadership handover.