A green sea turtle hung around for more than 30 minutes while diving instructor Gage Veridiano was shooting it on video.
The sword was successfully removed from the sea turtle and sent to a lab for analysis.
Tunnel system imported from Germany may be prototype for future turtle tunnels in Minnesota.
NOAA and Waikiki Aquarium to track Hawaiian green sea turtles.
The alligator snapping turtle was estimated to weigh about 100 pounds.
Chinese poachers have been increasingly plying Philippine waters in defiance of UN mandated economic zones.
The alligator snapping turtle is now three distinct species.
Kar worked tirelessly to protect the turtles of India
Turtle was stuck in a Louisiana culvert when it was rescued.
After becoming free, the sea turtle turned back to its rescuer.
Campaign underway to bolster populations of Australia's Mary River turtle.
Neonate loggerhead sea turtles shelter in Sargassum and drift with the North Atlantic Subtropical gyre.
Florida has the most sea turtle nesting sites in the United States.
Three rehabilitated sea turtles were released by Sea Turtles 911.
The Blanding's turtle is on the CITES list of protected species.
Center for Biological Diversity is suing USFWS to get protections for these southwestern U.S. herps.
It is hoped that GPS data will be used by fisheries to avoid leatherback turtle bycatch.
Scientists show that red-eared sliders don't transmit common diseases to western pond turtles.
Twenty six year study looks at drought and how it affects ecosystem of Agassiz desert tortoise.
The Blanding's turtle enjoys more protections in Canada.
Information on giant Amazon River turtle and the yellow-spotted Amazon River turtle.
Many sea turtle populations are growing due to worldwide conservation efforts.
Florida man had just helped a turtle cross Interstate 75 in Florida when he was bitten.
Researchers estimate more than 700,000 sea turtles caught in longlines during an 11 year period.
Bluetooth developer works on device to shorten beach closure times during sea turtle hatching season.
Researcher analyzed 37 sea turtle studies that date from before 1900 to 2011.
Disoriented hatchlings were found crawling aimlessly in hotel parking lot.
Seawalls could prohibit sea turtles from reaching nesting beaches in Palm Beach County.
Fossil Ocepechelon bouyai, discovered in Morocco is from one of the largest marine turtles to have swam the Earth's oceans.
NMFS proposes waters off of six eastern states be designated as critical habitat for Caretta caretta.
Gopherus agassizii also gets 1,245 acres for habitat.
O'ahu's Manoa Valley is home to a variety of herptiles.
Designed for beachfront homes and communities, the lights don't interfere with sea turtle navigation abilities.
Soldiers were conducting training exercises on Oahu's North Shore when they rescued Chelonia mydas.
Wisconsin's Blanding's Turtle a Step Closer to Delisting from State's Endangered and Threatened List
While the turtle has not yet been removed from the state's list, the Butler's gartersnake has been removed.
Study to help military better protect Emydoidea blandingii, an Endangered Species.
French scientist loses dispute to name Aldabra tortoise after fellow French scientists
It is estimated that just 400 Astrochelys yniphora exist in the wild.
The Living Desert's Mojave Maxine Emerged March 2.
Geoemyda japonica has been found in pet shops in China and Hong Kong.
Phoenix Herpetological Society is caring for lost Centrochelys [Geochelone] sulcata.
Krause's passion for reptiles turned into a profession.
The trust held a fund drive to purchase the site, called the McGowan Lake Turtle Sanctuary
Dermochelys coriacea ingested an 18-inch by 18-inch piece of plastic.
Pontiac Township High School awarded grant by State Farm Youth Advisory Board
Turtle found by train conductor currently in the care of MBCR staff.
Number of Caretta caretta nests counted, at 58,172, is second largest since the state of Florida began counting nests in 1989.
Nests, eggs, and hatchlings disrupted or destroyed in Florida, South Carolina, and Georgia
Study shows Pelodiscus sinensis expelling urea via the mouth rather than by using its kidneys.
New study could help to alter fishing times while reducing deaths of Dermochelys coriacea.
Male Dermochelys coriacea was underweight and lethargic.
Distinctive shell shape believed to give survival benefits.
Pick up the August 2012 issue of REPTILES and read the good news about how people are helping sea turtles.
47 million year old Allaeochelys crassesculpta apparently perished in the act of mating.
The Pinta Island Galapagos tortoise was estimated to be 100 years old.
Bonus content from the May 2012 REPTILES magazine article "Miracle Babies: Breeding Galapagos Tortoises in Captivity"
Unmasking the relationships of turtles and birds.
North Carolina State University paleontologists detail large freshwater turtle that lived 60 million years ago.
The rescued turtles include a loggerhead/green sea turtle hybrid.
Tortoises released on land adjacent to land leased by BrightSource Energy for California solar project.
Key difference between female and male turtle shells may aid survival.
Friends of El Mirage to educate off highway vehicle riders who ride at El Mirage
Study shows that Chelonia mydas forages in MPAs more than previously thought.
Polysternon isonae seemingly died out with the dinosaurs.
Bonus content from the April 2012 REPTILES magazine article "Mr. Softy."
Approximately 42,000 square miles of ocean designated to protect Dermochelys coriacea.
Estimates point to less than 10 nesting females of Batagur affinis in Cambodia's river system.
Chelonoidis elephantopus, extinct on its home island has been breeding with Chelonoidis becki on Isabela Island
12 adult female Eretmochelys imbricatas were tracked to mangrove forests of Central America
Agency is strapped for resources needed to take action
Desert tortoises in a stretch of the Mojave Desert in Southern California are being moved to make way for a solar thermal power plant.
Some programs offer compensation to landowners who restore and protect bog turtle areas.
A new capture-and-release program in the Caribbean aims to save sea turtles.
Hope for one of Asia's biggest and rarest freshwater turtles
Some populations of leatherback sea turtles are growing.
BP and the U.S. Coast Guard will have a sea turtle rescuer on each of their oil-burning teams.
Sea turtles and sea turtle nests have been affected by the oil disaster.
Dermatemys mawii share genes with other turtles in areas nearly impossible for them to get to alone
I suspect that almost anyone with an Internet connection has seen the images of native Central Americans appearing to poach sea turtle eggs from the beach.
Pro surfer faces potential fines if found to have violated state and federal law for molesting chelonia mydas.
IUCN report states that five of 11 threatened sea turtles found in Indian Ocean
More regular checks advised to safeguard the well being of these reptiles.
Sub adult female expected to make a full recovery
The fibro-papilloma virus has been found on turtles of the Great Barrier Reef
Captive Breeding and Release Program Gets Results
Sea World San Diego staff worked 10 months to treat the chelonian
Purchasing captive-bred turtles and tortoises whenever possible is always recommended.
Observing day to day lives of a Sub-Population of Sea Turtles
Information on the alligator snapping turtle.
Some Caretta caretta classified as endangered while others are not
Florida takes first major steps to protect its turtles.
Veterinarians in Florida play key role in sea turtle rescue.
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The second attempt to breed Yangtze giant soft-shell turtles ends in failure.
Florida Commission to meet on the future of turtles and tortoises.
New report shows loggerhead sea turtle numbers are declining.
The six sea turtle species found in U.S. waters have been protected since the 1970s under the Endangered Species Act.
Learn about common turtle species along the Amazon.