Plastic bags and plastic pollution kills and maims hundreds of thousands of reptiles and other animals every year.
Leatherback sea turtles primarily eat jellyfish and plastic tends to look like jellyfish in the ocean.
November 2, 2015
There are two species of Galapagos tortoise on Santa Cruz Island.
The suspects allegedly had Palawan forest turtles, Asian leaf turtles and Southeast Asian box turtles in their possession.
The hapless tortoise walks into the path of Enid
27 of the 206 pond turtles have since died.
Australian researchers built a device out of a sun shirt, some velcro and a custom poop collector to collect poop samples.
One of the women allegedly rode the turtle all the way to the water.
Divers were shooting biofluorescent corals when a Hawksbill sea turtle swam into the light and revealed it too was biofluorescent.
Costa Rican Govt. upset that tourists disrupted sea turtle nesting with selfies and other bad behavior.
The species is nearly extinct in the wild, but is mass farmed for the food industry in China.
Albino green sea turtles are not common, though several have surfaced around the world over the years.
If suspects who destroyed the nests are found, fines of up to $100,000 and jail time is possible.
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"