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Nearly 200 Sea Turtles Found Frozen Off Cape Cod

A “perfect storm” of gale force winds, high tide and cold temperatures caused their demise.

Indian Ocean Tortoise Alliance Formed To Protect Aldabra Tortoise

The giant Aldabra tortoise was once found on most islands in the Indian Ocean.

Trump Administration Sued For Failing To Protect Two Map Turtle Species

The Pascagoula and Pearl River map turtles were petitioned by the Center for protection in 2010.

Conservation Efforts Help Giant South American Turtle Population Increase

The South American Giant River Turtle has benefited from local beach protections on the Amazon River.

490 Indian Star Tortoises Seized In India

Even though Indian star tortoises are widely captive bred for the pet trade, wild caught specimens are still illegally collected.

Olympic Gold Medalist David Verburg Rescues Tortoise From Road

Olympic gold medalist David Verburg stops and helps turtles and tortoises off the road whenever he sees them.

8 Interesting Reptiles And Amphibians Of Madagascar

Madagascar is home to some of the most uniquely adapted reptiles and amphibians of the world.

More Than 300 Olive Ridley Sea Turtles Found Dead In Abandoned Fishing Net

The dead sea turtles were brought to shore and buried.

Virginia Living Museum Seeks Name For Loggerhead Sea Turtle

The loggerhead turtle will be released after it is fully rehabilitated.

Arkansas Considers Ban On Commercial Harvesting Of Wild Turtles

The majority of turtles harvested in Arkansas from 2014 to 2016 were of breeding age.

Loggerhead Turtle Treated For Red Tide Poisoning Released

Karenia brevis, also known as the Florida red tide organism can kill sea turtles.

Desert Tortoise Will Be Harmed If Nevada Public Lands Bill Becomes Law, Conservation Groups Say

Desert tortoises range from the Mojave and Sonoran deserts in California and can also be found in Arizona, Nevada, and areas in Mexico.

Huge Alligator Snapping Turtle Caught And Released In Oklahoma

Alligator snapping turtles in the state of Oklahoma are a species of special concern.

State Of Nebraska Looking For Volunteers To Help Shore Up Turtle Fencing

There have been fewer Blanding's turtle deaths after the fencing was installed in 2001.

Human Cancer Treatments Successfully Treat Fibropapillomatosis In Sea Turtles

Fibropapillomatosis is wreaking havoc in sea turtles around the world.

Dozens Of Longneck and Broad Shell Turtles Die In Australian Pond Retaining Wall Mishap

A city council in Wodonga, Australia drew down water in a pond that inadvertently caused the death of nearly 25 broad-shelled and long-necked turtles.

More Than 10,000 Critically Endangered Radiated Tortoises Seized From Home In Madagascar

Even though the radiated tortoise is captive bred, the critically endangered species is still poached from the wild.

New Species of Freshwater Turtle Discovered in Papua New Guinea

Elseya rhodini is of the side-neck turtle family Chelidae

50 Desert Tortoises Available For Adoption By Arizona Residents

Once in captivity, desert tortoises can no longer be released into the wild due to the potential for them to introduce disease to wild populations of tortoises.

Gopher Tortoises Are Comprised Of 5 Genetically Diverse Groups, Study Says

More than 300 species rely on the network of tunnels the gopher tortoise creates.

Critically Endangered Cambodian Royal Turtle Nest Discovered

Conservationists with the Fisheries Administration (FiA), WCS in the Southeast Asian country found 16 eggs in a nest of the critically endangered royal turtle.

The Solution For Keeping Monitor Lizards From Raiding Sea Turtle Nests? Cane Toads

Researchers have found that dead cane toads placed on top of sea turtle nests deter monitor lizards from pilfering the eggs.

Florida Gopher Tortoise Day Is April 10

Gopher Tortoise Day is a fun informational day for the entire family.

Man Who Smuggled Turtles From Vietnam Sentenced To Three Years Probation

Turtle smuggler sent endangered reptiles via mail.

Two Men Sentenced To 7 Months Federal Prison For Poaching Sea Turtle Eggs In Florida

There is a thriving black market for sea turtle eggs in South Florida.

Sea Turtles Found Cold-Stunned In Florida Released

Sea turtles that were found cold-stunned in early January have been released by Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida.

The African Chelonian Institute: Protecting The Turtles Of Africa

Although the decimation of some African chelonians has been well documented, many species are not listed on the IUCN Red List because there is almost no information about them

Scientists Use Drones To Count Olive Ridley Sea Turtles At Costa Rica’s Ostional National Wildlife Refuge

Drone footage revealed that sea turtle density during peak nesting season was about 2,086 reptiles per square kilometer.

East Coast Population Of Leatherback Sea Turtles May Be Downgraded From Endangered To Threatened Under ESA

The leatherback sea turtle is currently listed as endangered.

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Found Cold-Stunned On Oregon Beach Has Died

In spite of the best efforts by staff at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Turkey died January 8.

Video Showing Woman Sitting On Sea Turtle In Hawaii Goes Viral

The woman was told several times to move off the sea turtle.

Escaped Sulcata Tortoise In Arizona Returned To Owner

This sulcata tortoise was returned to its owner after a day gallivanting around the streets and canals of Mesa, Ariz.

Warming Planet Causes 99 Percent of Reine Island Sea Turtle Hatchlings To Be Female, Study Says

Female green sea turtles on Raine Island outnumber males by 116 to 1.

Sea Turtles From Texas And Florida Affected By Cold Weather That Is Hammering East Coast

When turtles become cold-stunned, they are too cold to swim and float on the surface, where they can become dehydrated.

IUCN And Vietnamese Govt. Lauch Sea Turtle Conservation Project

Quang Ngai beaches on Ly Son Island have been breeding grounds in the past for green sea turtles), hawksbill turtles, and leatherback turtles.

Tortoise Who Almost Died After He Was Hit By Car Doing Much Better

Spike was ran over by a car in June 2016. He has since healed and can walk more than three hours a day.

Monitor Lizards Now No. 1 Predator Of Loggerhead Turtle Eggs On Second Most Popular Nesting Beach In Australia

Researchers are unsure how the large lizards discover the nests, which are on the second most popular nesting beach for loggerhead turtles.

Airbnb Chastised For Airing Commercial Featuring Tourist Touching Hawaiian Sea Turtle

Tourists depicted in an Airbnb ad are shown touching a green turtle and got a magical experience, while Airbnb got chastised and was forced to pull the ad.

Research Shows Hatchling Sea Turtles Are Proficient In Energy Conservation

Researchers had expected the disoriented turtles to expend more energy than those collected from the nests, but found that the hatchlings were very proficient in determining when to take a rest

New Turtle Species Described In Alabama

The intermediate musk turtle sits morphologically between the stripe neck musk turtle and the loggerhead musk turtle.

Researchers Discover Snail-Eating Turtle Species In Thai Food Market

Malayemys isan, a species new to science, was discovered in a Thai fish market.

Sea Turtle Entangled In $53 Million Floating Cocaine Bales Saved By U.S. Coast Guard

This sea turtle was entangled in bales of cocaine. It was freed by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Endangered Asian Giant Softshell Turtle Nest Found In Cambodia

The Asian giant softshell turtle is currently listed as endangered by the IUCN as it has largely disappeared in much of its natural range.

Spotted Turtle At Risk Of Disappearing In Rhode Island

A three year study turned up just 50 spotted turtles out of 2,000 turtles caught.

Common Musk Turtle Care And Information

These highly aquatic turtles are found in both slow-flowing sections of stream and river habitats, as well as lakes and ponds. They move clumsily on land.

Stranded Olive Ridley Turtle Found On Oregon Beach

The stranded olive ridley sea turtle had a body temperature of 59 degrees Fahrenheit. A temperature of 75 degrees Fahrenheit is considered normal.

2017 Green Sea Turtle Nestings In Florida Break Record

Florida recorded 39,000 green sea turtle nests during the 2017 nesting season.

Rainforest Trust Conducts Successful Survey Of Critically Endangered Geometric Tortoise

The survey documented 72 mature tortoises in four hours.

Sea Turtle Caught In Fishing Line After Hurricane Irma Is Released

Drifter was found entangled in fishing line that was attached to a buoy in the Florida Keys.

Texas Agrees To Proposed Rule To Ban Unlimited Commercial Trapping Of Wild Turtles

It is hoped the unlimited collection of wild turtles is stopped or curtailed in Texas.

Alligator Snapping Turtles Not Seen In Illinois in 30 Years Reappear In The Wild

The last time an alligator snapping turtle was seen in the wild in the state of Illinois was back in 1984.

Hundreds Of Dead Sea Turtles Found Floating Off El Salvador

The dead turtles were already in a state of decomposition.

A Pair Of Two-Headed Sea Turtle Hatchlings Discovered On Grand Cayman Islands

Would there be a moral dilemma if these little guys were raised in captivity?

Jonathan, A 186-Year-Old Male Tortoise Has Spent 26 Years Trying To Mate With Another Male

Jonathan and Frederic(a) are inseparable, even though they are both males.

Man Gets 30 Days In Jail For Knowingly Disturbing A Sea Turtle

Carlos Argenis Hernandez was sentenced to 30 days in jail for knowingly disturbing a sea turtle, an endangered species.

Missouri Takes Steps To Ban Commercial Hunting Of Three Turtle Species

Data models show that the state's turtle populations cannot sustain any more losses.

Decades Long Sea Turtle Conservation Efforts Paying Off

Conservation efforts over the last 40+ years of sea turtles in the United States are paying off.

Gopher Tortoise Populations Get Bolstered In Aiken, South Carolina

Scientists hope to have a population of 250 adult gopher tortoises in the Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve.

USFWS Lists The Sonoyta Mud Turtle As An Endangered Species

It is estimated that there are about 100 Sonyota mud turtles in the wild.

Ban On Collection Of Snapping Turtles, 13 Other Species Urged In Arkansas

Currently there are no limits to the number of turtles collected in the wild in Arkansas.

Breeding Program Launched For Extinct Galapagos Tortoise

A breeding program at the Galapagos National Park in the Galapagos Islands will hopefully result in Floreana giant tortoise offspring.

Volunteers Assess Sea Turtle Nest Damage Caused By Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma serves as a reminder that an entire nesting season could have been disrupted had the storm hit in July.

Netizen Posts Video Of Sea Turtle Eating Hatchling In Deplorable Conditions At Malaysian Resort

When the person who shot the video confronted the resort staff, they said the turtles don't have enough food.

30 Western Swamp Tortoises, Australia’s Most Critically Endangered Reptile, Released Into Wild

More than 1,040 western swamp tortoises have been successfully bred as part of Western Shield, a breeding program to bolster the wild populations of the tortoise.

Western Pond Turtles in Washington Rebound From Brink of Extinction

Although the population has reached 1,000, the Western pond turtle remains an endangered species in Washington state.

Two-Headed Baby Loggerhead Sea Turtle Found and Released in Florida

The chance of survival into adulthood for this little turtle is slim.

Florida FWC Looking For Person Who Painted Gopher Tortoise Blue

Officials have since removed the blue paint and released the tortoise back into its burrow.

Two Aussies Who Surfed a Sea Turtle Face Stiff Fines

Two Aussie blokes with beer stand on top of a sea turtle, post the photo to social media.

Healthy Population of Blanding’s Turtles Discovered in Nova Scotia

The find is significant because the Blanding’s turtle is endangered

Gopher Tortoise Once Painted Red Released Back Into The Wild

Blatant case of animal abuse occurred in Florida.

Western Pond Turtle Of San Francisco’s Mountain Lake Thriving Again

The natural urban lake went through a decade long cleanup process.

Couple Gets Six Months for Smuggling Sea Turtle Eggs into California

Olga Jumenes was no stranger to law enforcement, the U.S. Attorney's office said.

More Than 100 Seized Endangered Tortoises Returned to Madagascar

139 radiated tortoises and seven angonoka tortoises were smuggled from Madagascar and discovered in India.

Man In Alabama Catches And Releases Huge Alligator Snapping Turtle

The turtle was caught and released by a man fishing for catfish.

Mutilated Sea Turtle Found On West Side Of Oahu, Hawaii

All sea turtles whether dead or alive are legally protected in Hawaii

California Couple Plead Guilty To Sea Turtle Egg Poaching

More than 900 eggs were seized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in November 2014.

New Desert Tortoise Species Discovered and Described

Volunteers Save Turtles And Bullfrogs From Drained Oklahoma Pond

Dozens of turtles and countless tadpoles saved after a pond was drained in Tulsa.

Albino Green Sea Turtle Hatchling Discovered At Castaway Beach Australia

Albino green sea turtles are rare.

Legos Wheels Helps Rehab Tortoise Found On Disney Property

Wheels spent 165 days in Captivity and was released all healed up

Sacred Turtle Of Vietnam Has Died

January 20, 2016

Rescuing Desert Tortoises

Leatherback Trust Biologist Removes Plastic Fork From Nose of Olive Ridley Turtle

Please reduce your use of plastic items that are "disposable."

New Zealander Buys Sea Turtles At Market And Releases Them

Aaron Culling buys sea turtles from meat markets and releases them.

Blanding’s Turtle Gets Some Assistance In Indiana

Emydoidea blandingii may get some help from the Friends of Cobus Creek in Indiana

Japan Railway Takes Novel Approach To Keep Turtles Off Train Tracks

Concrete ditches help prevent turtles from getting stuck in the switch track on a Japanese train track.

Man Caught Smuggling Dozens Of Turtles Down His Pants Expected To Plead Guilty

Kai Xu had 51 live turtles in his possession when he was caught trying to cross into Canada.

Sea Turtle Wedged In Plastic Lawn Chair Washes Up On Florida Beach

Plastic is literally choking the world’s ocean inhabitants.

Florida Turtle Stuck In Plastic Bag Saved By Melbourne City Worker

Plastic bags and plastic pollution kills and maims hundreds of thousands of reptiles and other animals every year.

Dead Leatherback Turtle Found On New England Beach Died From Trio Of Human Hazards

Leatherback sea turtles primarily eat jellyfish and plastic tends to look like jellyfish in the ocean.

Save Terrapins!

November 2, 2015

New Galapagos Tortoise Species Discovered And Described

There are two species of Galapagos tortoise on Santa Cruz Island.

Philippine Authorities Arrest 3 For Possessing Threatened Turtles

The suspects allegedly had Palawan forest turtles, Asian leaf turtles and Southeast Asian box turtles in their possession.

Tortoise Appearance On Walking Dead

The hapless tortoise walks into the path of Enid

Russians Sentenced To 15 Months In Singapore Prison For Smuggling Endangered Pond Turtles

27 of the 206 pond turtles have since died.

How Do You Collect Sea Turtle Poop? You Build a Giant “Nappy”

Australian researchers built a device out of a sun shirt, some velcro and a custom poop collector to collect poop samples.

Check Out This Albino Sea Turtle Hatchling Video

Florida Woman Who Straddled Sea Turtle Last Summer Arrested

One of the women allegedly rode the turtle all the way to the water.

Researchers Discover Hawksbill Sea Turtles Are Biofluorescent

Divers were shooting biofluorescent corals when a Hawksbill sea turtle swam into the light and revealed it too was biofluorescent.
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