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Turtle With Rare Genetic Condition Adopted by Suburban Ecologist
A special Blanding’s turtle who called Chicago home has moved out to the suburbs, where she’s helping to spread the word about the plight of her endangered species throughout Illinois.
Lucy, as she was named originally, arrived at …
Native freshwater turtle populations face extinction in South Australia, scientists call for action
A new scientific study has found native freshwater turtles are on the brink of extinction in South Australia, a concern predicted 30 years ago but little action has been taken since.
First published in …
Turtle conservation zones planned in Chennai
In a bid to ensure the safety of turtles during nesting and hatching seasons, there are plans to set up turtle conservation zones along the coastline between December and April every year.
The proposal was discussed at a stakeholders consultative …
David Sommers caught, but there are many more terrapin harvesters still illegally collecting diamondbacks in New Jersey marshes
“There are hundreds of places it could occur,” Snellbaker said. “It’s a matter of being in the right place at the right time.”
Fines for skirting the ban can …
48 newborn leatherbacks released into sea off Phang-Nga
Out of a total of 57 leatherback turtles that hatched at their nest on Phang-Nga’s Khuk Khak Beach on Monday evening, 48 made it to the sea with a little human help along the way, a marine official …
What Happens to a Turtle When It Cold-Stuns?
Every year, National Aquarium Animal Rescue intakes dozens of rescue turtles from partners in New England. It’s our Animal Health team’s duty to evaluate and diagnose each of these endangered turtles, then develop a plan to get them …
Bone cancer suggested in 240 million year old Pappochelys rosinae fossil, possible earliest evidence of cancer in amniotic history
It may seem strange to find cancer interesting, but a recent study by JAMA Oncology suggests that at least one form of it has existed since the …
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