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Indonesia Confiscates Pig-Nosed Turtles, Hunts For Smugglers
2013-04-02 15:27:43

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A recent flight from Papua New Guinea to Hong Kong was found to have had some surprising passengers during a layover in Indonesia. According to officials at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, an outgoing flight contained 687 baby pig-nosed turtles which were reportedly set to be smuggled into Hong Kong. It is estimated these turtles could have netted their smuggler an estimated $13,000. The Jakarta Natural...

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2011-07-08 13:20:00

Researchers have discovered the population of pig-nosed turtles has declined over the past 30 years. The turtles have become an international conservation icon, due to it having no close relatives and being considered the turtle most adapted to life underwater in freshwater ponds and rivers. The reptile faces a threat in Papua New Guinea because of a high demand for its eggs. "Pig-nosed turtles are considered unique and unusual among freshwater species of turtles in many facets of...


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2006-12-26 15:41:07

The Australasian Pig-nose Turtle, Carettochelys insculpta, is a species of soft-shelled turtle native to freshwater streams, lagoons and rivers of the Northern Territory of Australia and southern New Guinea. This species is unlike any other species of freshwater turtle in the world. The shell is typically gray in color, with a leathery texture, while the front plate is cream colored. Their feet are actually flippers, resembling those of marine turtles. Its nose looks like that of a pig....

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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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