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Turtles hatch in Fuerteventura

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

The first loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) from eggs brought from Cabo Verde have hatched in Fuerteventura, in the Playa de Cofete in the Parque Natural de Jandía. More are expected to hatch from a total of 781 eggs. The project is planned to last ten years as it will take ...

246 loggerhead turtles hatch in Cabo de Gata

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Newly hatched turtle being measured (CSIC) 246 eggs of loggerhead turtles (tortuga boba - Caretta caretta) have hatched in the last few days on a beach in Cabo de Gata, Almeria. The eggs were taken from Cabo Verde, where a third of the world’s population of Caretta caretta lives, and form ...

Loggerhead turtle eggs to be buried in Fuerteventura

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

800 Loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta - tortuga boba) eggs are to be buried today in La Playa de Cofete de Fuerteventura in an attempt to reintroduce the species in the Canary Islands. The eggs have been brought from the Cape Verde. 200 more are to be sent to the Centro ...

Loggerhead turtles hatch in Almeria

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

40 eggs of loggerhead turtles (tortuga boba - Caretta caretta) hatched last week on a beach in Cabo de Gata, Almeria. Another 40 are expected to hatch these days. The eggs came from Cabo Verde and form part of a reintroduction programme of the Junta de Andalucía and CSIC. The ...

July nature news

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Apologies to regular readers. I've been neglecting this blog recently as I've been working feverously on the wildworld project. Here are a few news items I've missed: Project to save the capercaillie in Asturias and Cantabria (RTVE) Only 500 birds are left in the entire Cantabrian mountains (above photo) 80 loggerhead turtles ...

Plesiosaur fossils on the coast of Asturias

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Aragonese dinosaur hominid and maño by adoption and inclination, Rupert Glasgow has kindly sent me the latest update on Spanish dinosaurs from aragosaurus, this time news of Plesiosaur fossils on the coast of Asturias. The latest issue of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology (March, 2008) features a paper entitled "A ...

Jellyfish plague warning

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Scientists have warned of a new plague of jellyfish to hit Spain this summer. The Guardian here reports that scientists were "alarmed to detect large numbers of the Pelagia noctiluca, commonly known as the "mauve stinger", growing in the winter". ..A study has revealed that jellyfish proliferate throughout the year, ...

A guide to food in Spain – T

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

A B C D-E F-G-H I-J-K L-M-N O-P-Q R S T U-V-W-X-Y-Z T tallarines: noodles tapas: appetizers, small snacks tarta: cake or tart tarta de chocolate: chocolate tart tarta de manzana: apple tart tarta de Santiago: almond sponge cake from Galicia tarta de queso: cheesecake – in Asturias wonderful, home-made and varied. té: tea tenca: tench ternasco: ...

2006 news

Monday, December 18th, 2006

2006 Spain nature news 19/12 Year 2006 was the hottest in Spain since records began (El Mundo) 18/12 New bat watching centre in Cueva de los Murciélagos in Sierras Subbéticas. Four species of bat can be seen in the wild. (Ambientum) 16/12 DNA bank set up for future bear reproduction in Asturias (Voz ...