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Sea Turtles In The Gulf Face Offshore Risks
2013-07-16 04:32:49

A new study from the US Geological Survey reveals threatened loggerhead sea turtles in the northern Gulf of Mexico can travel up to several hundred miles and visit offshore habitats between nesting events in a single season.

Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle Populations Still Need Protection
2013-05-30 05:06:49

The Hawaiian green sea turtle population has increased since the species was listed under the US Endangered Species Act in 1978, however, the number of turtles is only a fraction of historic levels, so the calls to lift the animals’ protections may be premature.

2013-05-09 23:35:59

Large Loggerhead Buxton fully recovers at the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Hospital CHARLESTON, S.C.

USGS Study Finds Green Sea Turtles Are Utilizing Protected Habitat
2013-04-30 10:25:12

According to a new US Geological Survey (USGS) study, nesting green sea turtles are benefiting from marine protected areas by using habitats found within their boundaries. This study is the first to track the federally protected turtles in Dry Tortugas National Park.

Leatherback Nesting Ground Protected By New Law
2013-04-15 05:19:12

The governor of Puerto Rico has signed a new law protecting an area of land along the northeastern coast of the island – a region known as a major nesting site for the world’s largest turtle species, the leatherback.

2013-04-08 23:04:03

Five sea turtles join 47 others for big release in Jacksonville, Florida Charleston, S.C.

Leatherback Sea Turtle Refuges Rapidly Vanishing
2013-02-27 10:27:14

A decades-long study shows that the last refuges of leatherback sea turtles are rapidly vanishing.

Sea Turtle Conservation Should Include Nesting Site Protection
2013-02-19 08:13:44

As various species around the world experience increasingly negative impacts from climate change, scientists are constantly looking for ways to inform the conversation around conservation.

2012-08-15 23:03:40

After Months of Rehabilitation, a Loggerhead and Green Sea Turtle Get a Second Chance Charleston, S.C.


Latest Reptiles of Australia Reference Libraries

Indian Gamma Snake, Boiga trigonata
2014-01-17 10:01:59

The Indian gamma snake (Boiga trigonata) may also be referred to as the common cat snake. The species, a member of the Colubridae family, ranges throughout Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, southern Turkmenistan, southern Uzbekistan, southeastern Tajikistan, and Iran. Due to the vast areas the snake is found, habitats vary greatly from gallery forests to sparse desert shrublands. The Indian gamma snake has a yellow, olive or pale grayish coloration. A white zigzag...

Tawny cat-eyed snake, Boiga philippina
2013-10-14 14:43:03

The Tawny cat-eyed snake or Philippine cat snake (Boiga philippina) is a member of the Colubridae family. Regularly found in the Philippines, this cat snake is a rear-fanged species. Typical of most rear-fanged snakes, the tawny cat-eyed snake is mildly venomous. Its venom is slightly stronger than other snakes of this genus but symptoms such as local swelling subside after 2-3 days. There is no threat of death or more serious complications. Measuring up to 7 feet in length, the tawny...

Sri Lanka cat snake, Boiga ceylonensis
2013-10-14 14:36:42

The Sri Lanka cat snake (Boiga ceylonensis) can be found in Sri Lanka and throughout the mountain ranges along the Western side of India, the Western Ghats. A member of the Colubridae family, this species is mildly venomous and bites rarely cause any issues other than some local swelling. The species has a fairly aggressive disposition and is known to strike out and bite when in danger or feels threatened. Typically, a Sri Lanka cat snake measures approximately 4 feet long. You can expect...

Dog-toothed cat snake, Boiga cynodon
2013-10-14 14:27:21

The Dog-toothed cat snake (Boiga cynodon), a member of the Colubridae family, is commonly found in southern Thailand and southward toward Malaysia. The dog-toothed cat snake may be fairly slim, yet it is a very long species. It is not uncommon for the snake to measure up to 8 feet. Fangs are found in the rear part of the upper jaw. The snake’s name is derived from its large front teeth on the upper and lower jaw. The dog-toothed cat snake is generally tan in color with bands of...

Many-spotted cat snake, Boiga multomaculata
2013-10-14 14:14:18

Common names for the Boiga multomaculata include the many-spotted cat snake, the large-spotted cat snake and the marbled cat-eyed snake. A member of the colubridae family, this snake is found in a wide variety of locations throughout Asia. Found in western Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, India, Southern China, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Philippines and Singapore, the many-spotted cat snake inhabits rocky crevices and tree branches. Unlike most snakes in its...

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