What a great photo. Makes me wish I lived in an area where I could happen across baby turtles…
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I know you can get turtle related news easily through with a little searching, but how about turtle related blog posts? Here are a few that have popped up over the last few weeks:
Native Wildflowers And A Turtle « Window On The Prairie
Ornate Box Turtles may spend their entire lives within just a few acres. They eat insects, spiders, worms and berries, and can live up to 30 years. In the fall, they dig a shallow burrow, and then hibernate until spring. …
Window On The Prairie – http://windowontheprairie.com/
The Lord Geekington: A Most Peculiar Turtle
By Cameron McCormick
Shortly after 8 a.m. on June 20th, 2010, at approximately this location, I happened across a melanisticturtle with an ~8 inch/20 cm carapace which had just successfully crossed the East Bay Bike Path. It appeared to be an emydid, …
The Lord Geekington – http://cameronmccormick.blogspot.com/
Turtle Power « The Puppeteer
By The Puppeteer
Less than a day old, the fleet of *bite-sized turtles hatched out of their ping-pong-ball eggs around 6am. Rollicking in the pool, the little turtles were a fortunate few to have been gathered by a conservationist.…
The Puppeteer – http://messiahofmadness.wordpress.com/
How can you not be happy watching this sea turtle go about its day?
Looking for something to do tomorrow? Why not participate in Hands Across the Sand? It is a worldwide gathering opposed to near- and off-shore oil drilling in our waters to protect our coastal economies, oceans, marine wildlife, and fishing industry. This event will be held this Saturday, June 26th, at various locations worldwide.
If you’re wondering what you would do at the event, it’s as simple as this:
Don’t live near a beach? Not a problem! There are organizers who have scheduled solidarity events at the same time. Use this link to find the even nearest to you!
The image is powerful, the message is simple. NO to Offshore Oil Drilling, YES to Clean Energy!
Live near Fort Lauderdale? Visit the Museum of Discovery and Science for a moonlight look at nesting turtles! In this summer program that started Tuesday, June 16th, your evening begins at the museum at 9 p.m. for a one-hour presentation on nesting, threats to turtles and conservation. The presentation is followed by a short drive to the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale. While participants relax on lounge chairs, the program administrators comb the beach in search of nesting turtles. Once they spot a turtle, the program scouts relay information to museum staffers waiting with the participants. Turtle watchers get to see the mother-to-be after she has begun the nesting process.
The program is called “Moonlight, Sea Turtles & You”. For more information, visit the Museum of Discovery and Science website events calendar for more information.
Seriously, how neat is that? Definitely worth a look if you’re visiting Fort Lauderdale!
I’m not one much for Cloverfield style movies, but for those of you who can stand it, you should check out this clip. It appears this turtle’s fin got caught in a yellow strap attached to a waterproof camera. The sea turtle somehow turned the camera on and filmed itself for 5 minutes while moving along its merry way. This clip has had over 2 million views, but I couldn’t watch more than 2 minutes of it. Shaky cameras are not my thing, but like I said, if you can deal, check it out.
BP may be cleaning up their oil spill, but they might be doing more harm than good in their efforts. A Louisiana shrimp boat captain hired by BP was captured on video saying that BP was burning up turtles and other marine life as part of the other oil slicked ocean debris. The Los Angeles Times reported on what is now being called the “Death by Fire” incident June 17, click here to read the story.
Ever wonder what primitive reptile is the ancestor of turtles? Well, so do scientists! Turns out that the anatomy of a turtle differs so much from that of other vertebrates that scientists have long pondered how turtles evolved. Of course, the one thing that always catches their eye is the turtle’s shell. Read more…