Officials have since removed the blue paint and released the tortoise back into its burrow.
Two Aussie blokes with beer stand on top of a sea turtle, post the photo to social media.
The find is significant because the Blanding’s turtle is endangered
Blatant case of animal abuse occurred in Florida.
The natural urban lake went through a decade long cleanup process.
Olga Jumenes was no stranger to law enforcement, the U.S. Attorney's office said.
139 radiated tortoises and seven angonoka tortoises were smuggled from Madagascar and discovered in India.
The turtle was caught and released by a man fishing for catfish.
All sea turtles whether dead or alive are legally protected in Hawaii
Elseya rhodini is of the side-neck turtle family Chelidae
More than 900 eggs were seized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in November 2014.
Dozens of turtles and countless tadpoles saved after a pond was drained in Tulsa.
Albino green sea turtles are rare.
Wheels spent 165 days in Captivity and was released all healed up
January 20, 2016
Please reduce your use of plastic items that are "disposable."
Aaron Culling buys sea turtles from meat markets and releases them.
Emydoidea blandingii may get some help from the Friends of Cobus Creek in Indiana
Concrete ditches help prevent turtles from getting stuck in the switch track on a Japanese train track.
Kai Xu had 51 live turtles in his possession when he was caught trying to cross into Canada.
Plastic is literally choking the world’s ocean inhabitants.
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.
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.