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Sea Turtle Speared In Florida Recovering At Turtle Hospital

Splinter is in recovery after the 3-foot long spear was removed from her body.

Conservationists Sue USFWS For Denying Sonoran Desert Tortoise ESA Protections

The USFWS changed its mind on putting the tortoise on the Endangered Species Act list.

Lawsuit to Be Filed to Protect Green Sea Turtle Habitat

Under new Trump administration rules, the green sea turtle would no longer be protected.

Man Attaches Wheels to Help Tortoise Hatchling With Spinal Deformity Move About

Helix is now moving about thanks to Techdeck toy skateboard wheels.

4 Four-Eyed Turtles Hatched At Tennessee Aquarium

The captive breeding program produced a pair of four-eyed turtles and two Beal's four-eyed turtles.

Carolina Waterfowl Rescue Seeks Bra Hooks To Stitch Up Turtle Shells

The rescue has been seeing as many as 40 injured turtles a week during the last month.

Man Straps GoPro Onto Turtle And Gets Some Cool Footage

The GoPro footage is straight from the perspective of a red-eared slider.

Dead Sea Turtle Found In Florida Entangled In Fishing Line And Plastic Trash

“Another reminder to leave only your footprints when visiting the beach!”

Woman Arrested In Florida For Harassing Sea Turtle Nest

Police and bystanders observed Yaqun Lu, from China poking and stomping on a sea turtle nest.

Want To Intern In The Maldives To Help Sea Turtles? Read On!

The internship is two weeks and includes free room and board at the Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu resort.

Turtle Island Restoration Network May Sue Florida Power & Light Co. For Incidental Taking of Sea Turtles

The nuclear plant operator has a “biological opinion” from the fisheries service that allows the incidental take of sea turtles.

Arizona Game and Fish Desert Tortoises Up For Adoption

Once a desert tortoise is placed in captivity, it cannot be released back into the wild.

Stray Russian Tortoise Gets Damaged Shell Fixed By San Diego Veterinarian

Teddy is now up for adoption at the San Diego Humane Society.

US Marines Control Raven Populations To Save California Desert Tortoises

The decline in Mojave desert tortoises is attributed to the increase in the raven population, according to the U.S. Marines.

Florida Box Turtle Walks Again With Help From Custom Wheelchair

Scoot Reeves walking with his new wheelchair.

Reptile Dentition: The Details on Reptile Teeth

Reptile Anatomy and Physiology is an important part of Herpetology and captive care!

Butterflies Drink the Tears of Turtles in Stunning Video

Sea Turtle That Swallowed Fish Hook Released Back Into Ocean

Kernel was released after four months of rehabilitation. He had a fishhook lodged in his esophagus.

Florida License Plate Sales To Help Fund Study of Turtle-Killing Virus

The Florida FWC hopes to raise $30,000 to develop a test for Virus X, which has killed hundreds of turtles in the last year.

Green Sea Turtle Populations Rebound In U.S. Pacific, Study Says

Green sea turtle populations around Hawaii and U.S. Pacific islands are up markedly but hawksbill turtle populations are not.

TheTurtleRoom Gets Tax-Exempt Status, Serves As Public Charity

TheTurtleRoom is now a tax-exempt conservation organization that works to ensure the survival of turtle and tortoise species around the world.

Last Known Female Yangtze Giant Soft-Shell Turtle Has Died

Zoo officials have been trying to breed China Girl since 2009.

Commercial Wild Turtle Trapping Ban Sought For Maryland

Common snapping turtles can be caught in unlimited amounts in the state of Maryland.

Florida FWC Seeks Assistance In Turtle Die-Off Mystery

The turtles have been dying in and near the St. Johns River since March 2018.

Nature Conservancy Acquires Texas Beach To Protect Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles

More than 6,000 acres of Kemp's ridley nesting sites will be protected.

Massachusetts Students Get Involved In Blanding’s Turtle Conservation

Students at Weston High School in Massachusetts captive breed and then release Blanding's turtles.

800 Flapshell Turtles Confiscated In India

The Indian flapshell turtle (Lissemys punctata) is a relatively small species that is hardy, durable and adaptable.

Idaho Science Teacher Found Not Guilty In Snapping Turtle Case

Crosland didn't have a permit to possess the snapping turtle, and it was euthanized.

Idaho Science Teacher To Stand Trial In Snapping Turtle Case

The snapping turtle was euthanized as the teacher didn't have a permit to keep it.

ANA TO Fly Green Sea Turtle Themed Airplane

The All Nippon Airways Hawaiian Honu Airbus A380 is one of three scheduled to fly from Tokyo to Honolulu.

Study Finds Microplastics In All Seven Marine Turtle Species

Large pieces of plastic degrade in the ocean and become microplastic. It does not go away.

Possible Largest Gopher Tortoise On Record Found In Florida

The male tortoise weighs 33 pounds and has a 17.3-inch carapace.

51 Smuggled Indian Star Tortoises Returned To India

The Indian star tortoise is widely captive bred. There is no need for these animals to be taken from the wild.

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.

Lost Instagram Famous Tortoise Found Safe

Ethel was found safe after 27 days in the wild.

Magnetoreception In Turtles And Tortoises

Even animals with small brain to body ratios, such as chelonians, possess remarkable abilities that are still being understood

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.

Aquarium Urges NOAA To Count Leatherback Turtle Deaths When Considering Endangered Status

The leatherback turtle is the largest of all turtles in the sea or on land.

Thousands Of Radiated Tortoises Seized On Madagascar

The tortoises are in the care of the Turtle Survival Alliance.

Instagram Fan Of Sulcata Tortoise Offers $500 Reward For Her Return

Ethel went missing last week after she wandered through an open front gate.

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.

The Importance Of Reptile Assurance Colonies

These are just few examples of the important work of dedicated conservationists who refuse to allow reptiles and amphibians to go extinct.

Injured Eastern Box Turtle Has Legos Wheelchair Removed To Prepare For Winter Brumation

The eastern box turtle appears to be healing up nicely and will hopefully be released soon.

Two Non-Native Tortoises Found In Utah Desert Reserve

Folks who no longer can care for a sulcata tortoise, or any animal, should turn them into a rescue. They should never be released into the wild.

Arkansas To Study Potential Restrictions On Turtle Harvesting

Currently turtle trappers in Arkansas can take an unlimited number of 14 turtle species in the state.

Twitter Co-Founder’s Tortoise Found After Missing 5 Months

Roshi has been in Biz Stone's care for more than 15 years.

Nearly 300 Sea Turtle Hatchlings In Florida Rescued From Hurricane Leslie

These green and loggerhead sea turtles wait out the stormy weather at the Brevard Zoo.

123 Galapagos Tortoise Hatchlings Stolen From Galapagos Islands

Thieves made off with the critically endangered tortoises early this month.

Injured Sea Turtle Found With Large Eel In Its Body Cavity

A goldspotted eel was removed from a sea turtle that was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Injured Eastern Box Turtle Outfitted With Legos To Help Him Move About

The Legos were fashioned into a wheelchair to help him move about until he is healed enough to be released.

Why It Matters Where The Turtles Have Gone

Sixty one percent of the 356 turtle species in the world are threatened or already extinct in modern times.

56 Hermann’s Tortoises Stolen From A Cupulatta Park In Corsica

All 56 tortoises are microchipped and the park wants anyone who has information to contact them.

Reward For Information Leading To Death of Sea Turtle Upped By $5,000

The loggerhead sea turtle was euthanized due to the extent of its injuries.

Michigan Boy Seeks Return Of His Lost Tortoise

Spike went missing when he escaped his enclosure in Parchment, MI.

Three-Legged Desert Tortoise Finds New Home At Posh Arizona Resort

Cisco received the red-carpet treatment when he arrived at the resort, complete with a welcoming committee of staff and guests.

NOAA Offers Reward For Info Regarding Deliberate Sea Turtle Death

The loggerhead sea turtle's injuries were so severe it had to be euthanized.

Thieves Steal Leopard Tortoise From NY Reptile Store And Crime Is Caught On Video

Thieves have stolen reptiles from Repxotica Rare Reptiles before and the store has retrieved them successfully.

Head Starting Gopher Tortoises Increases Chances Of Survival

A University of Georgia study concluded that head starting gopher tortoises increases their chance of survival in the wild.

Shanon Gann To Head Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center

Gann will oversee the staff, including 50+ volunteers, as they work to rehabilitate injured sea turtles brought to the center.

Blanding’s Turtle Hatchlings Surprise Officials At Dakota County Park In Minnesota

There is another nest in the park that will soon have hatchling Blanding's turtles as well.

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

The dead sea turtles were brought to shore and buried.

Man On Vacation In Hawaii Fined $1,500 For Harassing Sea Turtle And Touching Monk Seal

After 11 Days, Escaped Tortoise Is Found 9 Miles From Home

Flash was luckily found in seemingly great shape.

Stolen Box Turtle Named David Beckham Returned To Florida Teaching Zoo

One of four chelonians stolen from the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo has been recovered.

Four Sulcata Tortoises Stolen From Kingston Maurward College In England

One of the stolen tortoises requires daily medical care.

Commercial Turtle Trapping Banned In Texas

Prior to the ban, residents could harvest an unlimited number of four turtle species on private property, including spiny softshell turtles.

Turtle That Roamed The Earth 228 Million Years Ago Without A Shell Discovered In China

The shell-less turtle, named Eorhynchochelys sinensis was found in China.

Spanish Police Raid Largest Illegal Turtle Farm In Europe

Spanish police have shut down what it says is the largest illegal turtle and tortoise farm in Europe.

Six Hatchling Loggerhead Turtles Found Swimming In Florida Hotel Room Wastebasket

While a couple admitted removing the turtles from the beach, authorities continue to investigate the incident.

10 Evolutionarily Interesting Reptiles

Here we showcase 10 of the strangest, coolest, and most bizzare creatures falling into the Reptilia nomenclature.

U.S. Forest Service And Turtles For Tomorrow Help Make Gravel Pits Wood Turtle Safe

Wood turtles are listed as endangered by the IUCN.

Poaching of Hong Kong's Endangered Golden Coin Turtles Spur Calls For Protections

The golden coin turtle often end up as ingredients in traditional Chinese medicine.

Florida Police Seek Driver Who Ran Over Gopher Tortoise

Gopher tortoises and their burrows are protected by Florida state law.

Animal Planet's Reptile Show, Scaled To Premiere August 24

Exclusive Belleair Shore Community In Florida Wants Sea Turtle Nests Off Their Beach

Some in the affluent town of Pinellas want sea turtle nests gone.

Alex, The Aldabra Tortoise At The National Zoo, Dies At 100

The Aldabra tortoise can weigh up to 500 pounds, making them one of the biggest tortoises in the world.

Endangered Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle Found Dead, Stuck In Barstool

Kemp’s ridley sea turtles are the rarest sea turtles and are critically endangered.

After 30 Years, The Turtle & Tortoise Rescue of Arroyo Grande Closes Its Doors

The Turtle & Tortoise Rescue of Arroyo Grande rehomed hundreds of tortoises each year.

Carr Fire In California Displaces 20 Tortoises

Rescue volunteers will visit the Shasta Fairgrounds staging area to thank firefighters and hand out "Thank You" buttons for their service.

Pet Turtle Survives Devastating Apartment Fire In Texas

The turtle was found in his tank, alive and well.

Hundreds Of Sea Turtles Die In Southwest Florida

Most of the dead sea turtles washing up on southwest Florida beaches are mature adults.

Nevada Releases Desert Tortoise License Plates To Benefit Tortoise Conservation

Proceeds from the sale of the special Nevada desert tortoise license plate will benefit conservation efforts of the species.

Veterinarian Reunites With Turtle She Rehabbed And Released

The vet repaired the turtle's shell with fiberglass and expected the fiberglass to eventually fall off.

2015 Video Of Sea Turtle With Straw Stuck Up Its Nose Causes Some To Rethink Single-Use Plastic

A biologist's video showing the removal of a plastic straw from a sea turtle's nose has helped to spur change.

Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Found Dead Entangled In Alabama Football Beach Chair

Plastic and other debris that ends up in the ocean is killing animals.

Sea Turtle Rescued From Fishing Line Poops Out Plastic Balloon During Treatment

Kemp's ridley sea turtles are one of the rarest sea turtle species.

Florida’s Gulf World Says Goodbye To Liberty The Loggerhead Sea Turtle

The approximate lifespan of a loggerhead sea turtle is close to 70 years, though some have been known to live longer.

Charles Darwin University’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility Reopens

Injured sea turtles need to time before they are released back into the ocean and sea turtle rehabilitation center at Australia's Charles Darwin University provides that time.

REPTILES Magazine Contributor Takes In Elderly Woman’s Desert Tortoise

Judith Patience has kept Tommy for 35 years and was worried about his welfare when she passes.

Sea Turtle With 3 Flippers Rehabbed At Texas State Aquarium Doing Much Better

Champ survived an attack when it was just an inch square.

Wisconsin Boy Wants His Stolen Tortoise Back

Hopefully Buddy will be returned home real soon.

Agassiz Desert Tortoise Head Start Program Launches

It is speculated that more desert tortoises can be found in captivity than in the wild.

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.

Florida Authorities Seek Person(s) Who Ran Over 8 Sea Turtle Nests

Sea turtle nests are protected by Florida state and federal law.

Seychelles President Gifts Pair Of Aldabra Giant Tortoises To India

The Seychelles often gifts Aldabra giant tortoises to friendly countries as part of the country's diplomatic efforts.
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