Archive for the ‘Turtles’ Category

Baby turtles

Now yes, turtles have always been one of my favorite animals. Then there is the issue of migration involved and also that these are baby sea turtles, it just doesn’t get much better. Add to this story that it takes place up north, only makes it intriguing.

The article is entitled “100 Baby Sea Turtles Hatched in Maryland and Made Their Way to the Sea” by Noel Kirkpatrick over at Mother News Network. Don’t forget to watch the video too. If you want to read more about these beautiful animals, check out Voyage of the Turtle by Carl Safina.

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Turtles

As my kids can attest to, I love turtles. From the times I use to have them as pets when I was a kid to now with a small collection of them sitting on my window sill in the bedroom. So when I came across this story, it was a given that I would post it.

The story is entitled “Man Helps Sea Turtle Swim Off Into the Sunrise” by Noel Kirkpatrick over at the Mother Nature Network. Watching the turtle is incredible and the sunset is amazing.

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Box turtles

Reading this story took me back to the days when we use to have box turtles for pets. While we never seemed to have them very long, the memories of those turtles have always been good.

So this article about a vet who took care of a turtle with a cracked shell was a good reminder of those times. The article is entitled “Vet Reunites with Turtles Years after Saving it” by Russell McLendon over at the Mother Nature Network. Good memories.

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Turtleday

Thank you Mr. Qarau!

  

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Turtle shells

As I’ve no doubt talked about before, turtles are one of my (many) favorite animals. In fact, I have a small collection of them on my bedroom window sill. They were also one of the first wild animals I was introduced to as a kid.

One of the things that make them unique obviously are their shells. Ever wonder why they have shells? Well, I thought they were for protection but according to this article, it was for burrowing.

The article is entitled “Scientists have finally discovered why turtles have shells: Turtles use their shells as shields today, but these devices evolved fo r a completely different reason” by Bryan Nelson over at the Mother Nature Network. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, I thought birds had feathers for flying. Who knew?!

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Leatherbacks

As I’ve said before, of all the animals in the animal kingdom, turtles have always been my favorite. As a kid, I use to catch box turtles in our woods for pets but, now I just admire them from a distance.

Now if I could have one gift for Christmas, I think it would be to help scientist study the Leatherbacks on some distant beach. I think it was those trips to the coast to see my grandparents that changed my relationship with turtles.

To me they are so majestic and beautiful. As mentioned in the article “Leatherback sea turtles choose nest sites carefully, study finds” by the University of Illinois-Champaign, the females they can migrate up to 7,000 miles between hatching.

Wow!

  

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Turtles

As I’ve said before no doubt, turtles have been one of my favorite animals since I was a youngster. When I saw this article over at the Tetrapod Zoology blog from Scientific American, I knew it was something I had to post.

The article is entitled “Turtles I Have Recently Seen” by Darren Naish. Slow and steady.

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