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Scientists create Turtle Terminator. Actually, in this heartwarming story, a wounded turtle was patched up with the help of additive manufacturing.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- One Planet Education Network® (OPEN) launches "Turtle Trails - Save Me! I am the Hawksbill Turtle" conservation education game application
Six Turtles to Return to the Ocean Following Successful Treatment at Sea Turtle Hospital Charleston, S.C.
Turtle Fur® has made an initial donation of $10,000 to aid in relief efforts for those affected by the recent earthquakes in Nepal. Morrisville, Vermont
After sea turtles hatch from their ocean-side nests, they scamper to the sea and disappear for several years, a period of time referred to as the “lost years.” It has been thought that the turtle are subject to the whims of ocean currents and simply drift along during their adolescent years; however a new study has found that young sea turtles are actually strong swimmers.
Chicago-area Turtle Wax develops campaign focused on tapping into the emotional side of driving CHICAGO, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A new action-packed, high-intensity
One of the Largest Reptiles in the World Successfully Treated at South Carolina Aquarium Charleston, S.C.
500-Pound Leatherback Sea Turtle Receiving Treatment at South Carolina Aquarium Charleston, S.C.
Rehabilitation at the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Hospital Saves Four Kemps Ridley Sea Turtles Charleston, S.C.
SAN DIEGO, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) today announced that it will report fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results after market close on
Emydidae is a family that contains nearly fifty species of pond turtles, also known as marsh turtles, which can primarily be found in the Western Hemisphere. This family is most closely related to tortoises and shares a few characteristics with them including similar iliums. Most species within this family have an arched carapace, or upper shell, although some have domed shaped shells, and many have one or two ridges on the top of the shell, which is known as a keel. It is common for the top...
The Hawksbill Turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata, is a critically endangered sea turtle belonging to the family Cheloniidae. The species is distributed throughout all of the world's seas, but the Atlantic and pacific populations are divided into two subspecies. E. I. imbricata is the Atlantic subspecies and E. I. bissa is the Pacific subspecies. The Hawksbill is predominantly known as a tropical sea turtle found in the tropical seas of the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific oceans. However, they...
Kemp's Ridley, Lepiochelys kempii, is a critically endangered species of sea turtle. Their range includes the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. They are also the only turtle which almost all the females return to one single beach (Rancho Nuevo in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas) every single year to lay their eggs. They are the smallest of the sea turtle species, growing less than 40 inches and weighing about 100 pounds as an adult. Kemp's Ridley sea turtle changes color with its...
The Leatherback Sea Turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, is the biggest of all living turtles. It reaches a length of over 8.8 feet and a weight of 2,000 pounds. It is the world's 4th largest reptile. It is found in all tropical and subtropical oceans. It is the only extant species in the genre Dermochelys and the family Dermochelyidae. This species has many unique features that distinguish it greatly from other sea turtles. Its shell lacks the bony scales of other turtles, comprising mainly of...
The Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macroclemys temminckii) is a larger yet less aggressive relative of the common snapping turtle. It is characterized by a large, heavy head and a thick tail with a dorsal ridge of large scales which gives it a primitive appearance reminiscent of some of the plated dinosaurs. The inside of the turtle's mouth is camouflaged and it possesses a vermiform appendage on the tip of its tongue with which it lures fish. Like the common snapping turtle, the alligator...
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