Archive for the ‘Turtles’ Category

Here fishy, fishy…

Reading this article tonight made me feel sad about all the times I (and later when I was with my kids) caught a fish. I remember being told that fish don’t feel pain. Now fish, and many other animals these days, we know do feel pain. The first one’s I think of are elephants.

That said, the article is entitled “Do fish feel pain?” by Christian Cotroneo over at the Mother Nature Network.Definitely an eye-opening article about fish. To a degree, I also think the same thing with all the turtles I kept as pets (though at least they always escaped). At least I can say now, the kids and I no longer fish, so hopefully that’s something.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

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Turtle tunnel

So as I’m sure I’ve said before, turtles were one of my favorite animal growing up. Unfortunately I kept many as pets, at least until they got away and they always escaped. So reading this article tonight is a story that makes me wish I had done this.

The article is entitled “How a turtle tunnel is saving lives in Wisconsin” by Mary Jo DiLonardo over at Mother News Network. What a dedicated group of people.

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Green Librarian

A road less traveled

So sticking to our theme here of roads, this article is more about a road on the ground this time and one that doesn’t last for long. To be honest with you, and according to the author’s as well, these roads have in fact never been found before.

Tonight’s article is entitled “First fossil trails of baby sea turtles found in South Africa by and  over at a website called The Conversation. Talk about being off road.

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Green Librarian

 

Early life on earth

I think it’s been ever since I read Richard Forte’s book Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: The Story of the Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind, where I became fascinated with how plants and animals have evolved over time. This article fits into that story well.

The article is entitled “Early life on Earth limited by enzyme” from University College London over at Science Daily. I also find it fascinating how this planet has changed along with them. Makes you wonder how those baby sea turtles have changed too?

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Green Librarian

Loggerheads

So as I’m sure I’ve talked about before, when I was a kid growing up, I always loved box turtles.  In fact, just this summer, we ran into a couple of painted turtles on our vacation (for the first time in years) and it brought back some great memories.

Fast forward to today and while I still love them, I’ve also grown to love their relative, the sea turtles. That’s in part due to reading the book Voyage of the Turtle by Carl Safina, so seeing this article the other day made me very happy.

The article is entitled “Loggerhead sea turtles nesting in record numbers in Southeast” by Mary Jo DiLonardo over at the Mother News Network. To me, it’s just cool that they’ve be around since the dinosaurs and what kid doesn’t love dinosaurs!?

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Green Librarian

Baby sea turtles

As someone who just loves sea turtles, this story is truly amazing, thanks to the many hours of work from countless volunteers. The article is entitled “Baby turtles officially return to the beaches of Mumbai after largest beach clean up in history” by Perry Miller over at Inhabitat. How cool is that?!

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Green Librarian

Sea turtles, box turtles

So as I’ve said many times before, turtles are one of my favorite, if not my favorite animal and one that shaped many of my early childhood memories. They were my earliest pet’s, though they always seemed to escape.

So whenever I find an article on turtles, be it sea turtles or box turtles, it’s a pretty safe bet I’ll post the article. Tonight’s article is entitled “Paleo Profile: Martin’s Sea Turtle” by Brian Switek over at Scientific American blog Laelaps. Who know’s, with summer here in the midwest already, maybe I’ll come across an article on box turtles one of these days.

Sincerely-

     

Green Librarian