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10

Jul

Good news for turtles: U.S. designates massive ‘critical habitat’ for loggerheadsThe newly protected areas account for nearly half of the estimated 1,531 miles of shoreline used by the threatened sea turtles.

Good news for turtles: U.S. designates massive ‘critical habitat’ for loggerheads
The newly protected areas account for nearly half of the estimated 1,531 miles of shoreline used by the threatened sea turtles.

01

May

19 weird and wonderful turtle and tortoise species
These shelled reptiles take us by surprise with their wacky looks and surprisingly feisty behaviors.

17

Apr

How did the turtle cross the road? With your helpIf you see a turtle trying to cross the road, it most likely needs your assistance. Here are some tips on how you can get the turtle safely on its way.

How did the turtle cross the road? With your help
If you see a turtle trying to cross the road, it most likely needs your assistance. Here are some tips on how you can get the turtle safely on its way.

14

Apr

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(via 500px / Chain by Christian Miller)


Here’s a little cute to get your Monday started off right.

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(via 500px / Chain by Christian Miller)

Here’s a little cute to get your Monday started off right.

04

Mar

Sea turtles make their annual run for the water
March signals the beginning of the annual sea turtle nesting season in Florida, where loggerhead and green sea turtles are found in numbers not seen anywhere else in the United States. Check out these amazing photos.

20

Aug

Rare sea turtles eating plastic at record rateNot only are the endangered animals devouring more plastic than ever before, a new study finds, but the problem is most pronounced among younger turtles.

Rare sea turtles eating plastic at record rate
Not only are the endangered animals devouring more plastic than ever before, a new study finds, but the problem is most pronounced among younger turtles.

15

Aug

American military, wildlife learning to coexistThe U.S. military is trying to make peace with an array of endangered animals, from birds and turtles on Army bases to whales and seals in Navy sonar range.

American military, wildlife learning to coexist
The U.S. military is trying to make peace with an array of endangered animals, from birds and turtles on Army bases to whales and seals in Navy sonar range.

08

Aug

Florida cop saves sea turtle hatchlingsThe police officer collected the tiny turtles in a hotel parking lot and released them into the Gulf of Mexico.

Florida cop saves sea turtle hatchlings
The police officer collected the tiny turtles in a hotel parking lot and released them into the Gulf of Mexico.

20

Jun

Some drivers go out of their way to hit turtlesA Clemson University student found that 1 in 50 drivers intentionally hit box turtles, a species that’s in decline.

Some drivers go out of their way to hit turtles
A Clemson University student found that 1 in 50 drivers intentionally hit box turtles, a species that’s in decline.

16

Jun

Missing turtle survives in storage room for 30 yearsFamily finds the rogue reptile three decades after they lost her.

Missing turtle survives in storage room for 30 years
Family finds the rogue reptile three decades after they lost her.