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Sequential operating programs and data which instruct the functioning of a digital computer.
A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.
The study of microorganisms such as fungi, bacteria, algae, archaea, and viruses.
A self-learning technique, usually online, involving interaction of the student with programmed instructional materials.
A procedure consisting of a sequence of algebraic formulas and/or logical steps to calculate or determine a given task.
The sciences dealing with processes observable in nature.
A plant genus of the family SALICACEAE. Members contain salicin, which yields SALICYLIC ACID.
The study of natural phenomena by observation, measurement, and experimentation.
The hard rigid covering of animals including MOLLUSCS; TURTLES; INSECTS; and crustaceans.
Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
A group of islands in the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies, the three main islands being St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John. The capital is Charlotte Amalie. Before 1917 the U.S. Virgin Islands were held by the Danish and called the Danish West Indies but the name was changed when the United States acquired them by purchase.
A set of twelve curved bones which connect to the vertebral column posteriorly, and terminate anteriorly as costal cartilage. Together, they form a protective cage around the internal thoracic organs.
A genus of soft-shell clams in the family Myidae, class BIVALVIA.
The outer covering of the body composed of the SKIN and the skin appendages, which are the HAIR, the NAILS; and the SEBACEOUS GLANDS and the SWEAT GLANDS and their ducts.
A skull fracture characterized by inward depression of a fragment or section of cranial bone, often compressing the underlying dura mater and brain. Depressed cranial fractures which feature open skin wounds that communicate with skull fragments are referred to as compound depressed skull fractures.
Animal behavior associated with the nest; includes construction, effects of size and material; behavior of the adult during the nesting period and the effect of the nest on the behavior of the young.
A genus of SEA URCHINS in the family Strongylocentrotidae. They possess more than three pore pairs per ambulacral plate. The species STRONGYLOCENTROTUS PURPURATUS is commonly used for research.
Periodic movements of animals in response to seasonal changes or reproductive instinct. Hormonal changes are the trigger in at least some animals. Most migrations are made for reasons of climatic change, feeding, or breeding.
Instinctual patterns of activity related to a specific area including ability of certain animals to return to a given place when displaced from it, often over great distances using navigational clues such as those used in migration (ANIMAL MIGRATION).
The process of laying or shedding fully developed eggs (OVA) from the female body. The term is usually used for certain INSECTS or FISHES with an organ called ovipositor where eggs are stored or deposited before expulsion from the body.
Places for cultivation and harvesting of fish, particularly in sea waters. (from McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
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A benign familial disorder, transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait. It is characterized by low-grade chronic hyperbilirubinemia with considerable daily fluctuations of the bilirubin level.
Marine, freshwater, or terrestrial mollusks of the class Gastropoda. Most have an enclosing spiral shell, and several genera harbor parasites pathogenic to man.
A genus of chiefly Eurasian and African land snails including the principal edible snails as well as several pests of cultivated plants.
Inborn errors of bilirubin metabolism resulting in excessive amounts of bilirubin in the circulating blood, either because of increased bilirubin production or because of delayed clearance of bilirubin from the blood.
Critical analyses of books or other monographic works.
The study of animals - their morphology, growth, distribution, classification, and behavior.
Large, long-tailed reptiles, including caimans, of the order Loricata.
Diseases of the domestic dog (Canis familiaris). This term does not include diseases of wild dogs, WOLVES; FOXES; and other Canidae for which the heading CARNIVORA is used.
The domestic dog, Canis familiaris, comprising about 400 breeds, of the carnivore family CANIDAE. They are worldwide in distribution and live in association with people. (Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, p1065)
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Messages between computer users via COMPUTER COMMUNICATION NETWORKS. This feature duplicates most of the features of paper mail, such as forwarding, multiple copies, and attachments of images and other file types, but with a speed advantage. The term also refers to an individual message sent in this way.
The act or practice of literary composition, the occupation of writer, or producing or engaging in literary work as a profession.
A system containing any combination of computers, computer terminals, printers, audio or visual display devices, or telephones interconnected by telecommunications equipment or cables: used to transmit or receive information. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
A method of differentiating individuals based on the analysis of qualitative or quantitative biological traits or patterns. This process which has applications in forensics and identity theft prevention includes DNA profiles or DNA fingerprints, hand fingerprints, automated facial recognition, iris scan, hand geometry, retinal scan, vascular patterns, automated voice pattern recognition, and ultrasound of fingers.

Maintenance of adenosine A1 receptor function during long-term anoxia in the turtle brain. (1/1139)

It has been established that adenosine has a critical role in the extraordinary ability of the turtle brain to survive anoxia. To further investigate this phenomenon we compared rat and turtle brain adenosine A1 receptors using cyclopentyl-1,3-dipropylxanthine, 8-[dipropyl-2,3-3H(N)] ([3H]DPCPX) saturation binding analyses and determined the effects of prolonged anoxia (6, 12, and 24 h) on the adenosine A1 receptor of the turtle brain. The rat brain had a 10-fold greater density of A1 receptors compared with the turtle [rat cortex receptor density (Bmax) = 1,400 +/- 134.6 fmol/mg protein, turtle forebrain Bmax = 103.2 +/- 4.60 fmol/mg protein] and a higher affinity [dissociation constant (Kd) rat cortex = 0.328 +/- 0.035 nM, Kd turtle forebrain = 1.16 +/- 0.06 nM]. However, the turtle Kd is within the reported mammalian range, and the Bmax is similar to that reported for other poikilotherms. Unlike the mammal, in which A1 receptor function is rapidly compromised in anoxia, in the turtle forebrain no significant changes in the A1 receptor population were seen during 24-h anoxia. However, in the hindbrain, whereas the Bmax remained unchanged, the Kd significantly decreased from 2.1 to 0.5 nM after 6 h anoxia and this higher affinity was maintained at 12- and 24-h anoxia. These findings indicate that, unlike the GABAA receptor, the protective effectiveness of adenosine in the anoxic turtle brain is not related to an enhanced receptor number. Protection from a hypoxia-induced compromise in A1 receptor function and an increased A1 sensitivity in the hindbrain may be important factors for maintaining the adenosine-mediated downregulation of energy demand during long-term anoxia.  (+info)

Properties of conditioned abducens nerve responses in a highly reduced in vitro brain stem preparation from the turtle. (2/1139)

Previous work suggested that the cerebellum and red nucleus are not necessary for the acquisition, extinction, and reacquistion of the in vitro classically conditioned abducens nerve response in the turtle. These findings are extended in the present study by obtaining conditioned responses (CRs) in preparations that received a partial ablation of the brain stem circuitry. In addition to removing all tissue rostral to and including the midbrain and cerebellum, a transection was made just caudal to the emergence of the IXth nerve. Such ablations result in a 4-mm-thick section of brain stem tissue that functionally eliminates the sustained component of the unconditioned response (UR) while leaving only a phasic component. We refer to this region of brain stem tissue caudal to the IXth nerve as the "caudal premotor blink region." Neural discharge was recorded from the abducens nerve following a single shock unconditioned stimulus (US) applied to the ipsilateral trigeminal nerve. When the US was paired with a conditioned stimulus (CS) applied to the posterior eighth, or auditory, nerve using a delay conditioning paradigm, a positive slope of CR acquisition was recorded in the abducens nerve, and CR extinction was recorded when the stimuli were alternated. Resumption of paired stimuli resulted in reacquisition. Quantitative analysis of the CRs in preparations in which the caudal premotor blink region had been removed and those with cerebellar/red nucleus lesions showed that both types of preparations had abnormally short latency CR onsets compared with preparations in which these regions were intact. Preparations with brain stem transections had significantly earlier CR offsets as more CRs terminated as short bursts when compared with intact or cerebellar lesioned preparations. These data suggest that a highly reduced in vitro brain stem preparation from the turtle can be classically conditioned. Furthermore, the caudal brain stem is not a site of acquisition in this reduced preparation, but it contributes to the sustained activity of both the UR and CR. Finally, the unusually short CR onset latencies following lesions to the cerebellum are not further exacerbated by removal of the caudal brain stem. These studies suggest that convergence of CS and US synaptic inputs onto the abducens nerve reflex circuitry may underlie acquisition in this reduced preparation, but that mechanisms that control learned CR timing arise from the cerebellorubral system.  (+info)

Spatial properties of horizontal cell responses in the turtle retina. (3/1139)

1. Intracellular recordings were made from horizontal cells in the retina of the turtle Pseudemys scripta elegans. Spatial properties of the responses were determined using brief flashes of monochromatic light. 2. For a light stimulus in the form of a long narrow slit the peak response decayed approximately exponentially with displacement from the centred position. 3. With variation in the area of a centred circular patch, the peak response increased in a graded manner with stimulus area but was not proportional to area. 4. The model of electrical coupling in the horizontal cell layer proposed by Naka & Rushton (1976) was applied to the results. For the case of dim illumination a simplification is applicable, and the voltage distribution for circular and slit-shaped patches of light can be expressed in terms of two unknowns: the voltage resulting from diffuse illumination and a characteristic 'length constant'. 5. The measured variation of response amplitude was well described by the theory. Measured length constants were distributed from less than 100 mum to greater than 1 mm, and in a given cell the values determined by the slit displacement method and the area variation method were in reasonable agreement. 6. It is concluded that with dim illumination the model provides an accurate description of the voltage spread in the cells. Deviations were found to occur at higher intensities and possible reasons are discussed. 7. The implications of the model on the measurement of resistance changes during illunination are discussed.  (+info)

The relation between intercellular coupling and electrical noise in turtle photoreceptors. (4/1139)

1. Intracellular recordings from cones and rods in the retina of the turtle, Pseudemys scripta elegans, revealed that in darkness the cell voltage fluctuated spontaneously about its mean level. The fluctuations were reduced during bright steady illmination of the cell often to a level close to that obtained with the electrode outside the cell where the noise did not change significantly during illumination. 2. The magnitude of the intrinsic dark noise (voltage variance in darkness minus voltage variance in strong light) varied widely from cell to cell. In the noisiest cones it was about 0-4 mV2 while in quiet cones it was often as low as 0-01 mV2. The noise appeared radom and could be fitted by a Gaussian probability density function. 3. The spread of voltage in the network of coupled photoreceptors was estimated by measuring the spatial profile of the response to a brief flash of constant intensity moved across the retina. For a light stimulus in the form of a long narrow slit, the peak flash response usually decayed exponentially with displacement from the centred position. 4. For maximum responses less than about 5 mV in cones, the length constant of exponential decay, lambda, varied from less than 10 mum to greater than 35 mum, and the values obtained in opposite directions were often unequal. Background illumination did not significantly change lambda. In cells with extremely narrow spatial profiles, an exponential fit to the decay could not be made reliably. 5. Occasionally the spatial profiles had definite secondary peaks. In the most pronounced examples in a red-sensitive cone and in a rod the maxima were separated by about 20 and 50 mum respectively; for each, one peak was approximately as sharp as the optical stimulator while the second was broader. 6. Cones with short length constants displayed high dark noise while cones with long length constants were relatively quiet. 7. Three models of electrical coupling between cells were investigated: one based on a distributed network, one on a discrete square grid arrangement, and one on a discrete hexagonal array. Each model predicts a strong dependence of both noise and input resistance on length constant, and for tightly coupled cells each predicts that voltage variance is proportional to lambda-2. 8. The measured relationship between voltage variance and lambda in a large sample of cones was well described by both discrete models when the average cell spacing was taken to be approximately 15 mum. 9...  (+info)

Spontaneous activity in developing turtle retinal ganglion cells: pharmacological studies. (5/1139)

Extracellular recordings were obtained from the ganglion cell (GC) layer during correlated spontaneous bursting activity (SBA) in the immature turtle retina. Pharmacological agents were bath-applied, and their effects on burst and correlation parameters were determined. SBA requires synaptic transmission. It was blocked in the presence of curare and mecamylamine, two cholinergic nicotinic antagonists, and enhanced with neostigmine, a cholinesterase inhibitor. SBA was profoundly inhibited during blockade of glutamatergic receptors with the broad spectrum antagonist kynurenate and it vanished with 6,7-dinitroquinoxaline-2-3-dione (DNQX) and 6-cyano-7-nitroquinoxaline-2,3-dione (CNQX), two AMPA/kainate receptor antagonists. Blockade of NMDA receptors with D(-)-2-amino-5-phosphonopentanoic acid (D-AP-5) led only to a modest reduction in SBA. Blockade of GABAA receptors with bicuculline prolonged the duration of the bursts. Inhibition of GABA uptake with nipecotic acid led to a decrease in burst rate. Blockade of K+ channels with cesium (Cs+) and tetraethylammonium (TEA) led to a dramatic decrease in excitability. Burst propagation between neighboring GCs was reduced by K+ channel blockade. Gap junction blockade had no consistent effect on bursts or correlation parameters. None of these drugs had a strong effect on the refractory period between bursts. We conclude that correlated SBA in immature turtle GCs requires both cholinergic nicotinic and glutamatergic (mainly through AMPA/kainate receptors) synaptic transmission. GABAergic activity modulates the intensity and the duration of the bursts. Extracellular K+ is involved in lateral activity propagation and increases retinal excitability, which may be required for burst generation.  (+info)

Modal behavior of cortical neural networks during visual processing. (6/1139)

The network behavior of cortical cells during the processing of a light flash was characterized in an isolated, but functionally intact, turtle visual system. Rapid changes in intracellular membrane potential were monitored optically using a voltage-sensitive dye (VSD). Spatially coherent changes in membrane potential were determined by subjecting high-speed movies of the VSD signals to Karhunen-Loeve decomposition. In all experimental trials analyzed (n > 50), coherent activity was restricted to a small number of similar spatial patterns or modes. At least four modes (M(1,1), M(1,2), M(2,1), and M(2,2)) have an organizational structure similar to the normal modes of a vibrating membrane (drum). This empirical observation of modal activity provides a useful framework for analyzing the macroscopic behavior of cortical networks.  (+info)

Upper respiratory tract disease in the gopher tortoise is caused by Mycoplasma agassizii. (7/1139)

Upper respiratory tract disease (URTD) has been observed in a number of tortoise species, including the desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) and the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus). Clinical signs of URTD in gopher tortoises are similar to those in desert tortoises and include serous, mucoid, or purulent discharge from the nares, excessive tearing to purulent ocular discharge, conjunctivitis, and edema of the eyelids and ocular glands. The objectives of the present study were to determine if Mycoplasma agassizii was an etiologic agent of URTD in the gopher tortoise and to determine the clinical course of the experimental infection in a dose-response infection study. Tortoises were inoculated intranasally with 0.5 ml (0.25 ml/nostril) of either sterile SP4 broth (control group; n = 10) or 10(8) color-changing units (CCU) (total dose) of M. agassizii 723 (experimental infection group; n = 9). M. agassizii caused clinical signs compatible with those observed in tortoises with natural infections. Clinical signs of URTD were evident in seven of nine experimentally infected tortoises by 4 weeks postinfection (p.i.) and in eight of nine experimentally infected tortoises by 8 weeks p.i. In the dose-response experiments, tortoises were inoculated intranasally with a low (10(1) CCU; n = 6), medium (10(3) CCU; n = 6), or high (10(5) CCU; n = 5) dose of M. agassizii 723 or with sterile SP4 broth (n = 10). At all time points p.i. in both experiments, M. agassizii could be isolated from the nares of at least 50% of the tortoises. All of the experimentally infected tortoises seroconverted, and levels of antibody were statistically higher in infected animals than in control animals for all time points of >4 weeks p.i. (P < 0.0001). Control tortoises in both experiments did not show clinical signs, did not seroconvert, and did not have detectable M. agassizii by either culture or PCR at any point in the study. Histological lesions were compatible with those observed in tortoises with natural infections. The numbers of M. agassizii 723 did not influence the clinical expression of URTD or the antibody response, suggesting that the strain chosen for these studies was highly virulent. On the basis of the results of the transmission studies, we conclude that M. agassizii is an etiologic agent of URTD in the gopher tortoise.  (+info)

Endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) is localized to Muller cells in all vertebrate retinas. (8/1139)

The distribution of endothelial nitric oxide synthase immunoreactivity (eNOS-IR) was investigated in the retinas of all phylogenetic vertebrate classes by using a monoclonal eNOS antibody. Confocal light microscopy showed immunoreactive labeling in Muller cells of fish, frog, salamander, turtle, chicken, rat, ground squirrel, and monkey retina. In vascularized retinas (rat, monkey), astrocytes and some blood vessels were also stained. Furthermore, eNOS-IR was localized to axon terminals of turtle and fish horizontal cells. These observations are the first to show the presence of eNOS-IR in Muller glia and horizontal cell structures of the vertebrate retina.  (+info)

The fasting and postprandial serum concentrations of bile acids and other blood constituents were measured in a group of 10 clinically healthy, female, six-year-old captive red-eared terrapins (Trachemys scripta elegans). The terrapins were housed in a temperate room and maintained in four aquaria in which the water temperature ranged from 24 to 27°C and the temperature above the basking site ranged from 27 to 30°C. The serum concentrations of bile acids were measured four times in a period of five months, and at the second sampling the fasting and two postprandial (after 24 and 48 hours) serum concentrations of total protein, albumin, glucose, uric acid, cholesterol, triglycerides, alkaline phosphatase, alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, lactate dehydrogenase, and bile acids were determined. Coelioscopy revealed vitellogenic and previtellogenic follicles on the ovaries of all the terrapins, and eggs with calcified shells were detected in two of them. The livers were mostly ...
Complete gross and histopathologic examinations of the oral cavity, tongue, pharynx, larynx, and glottis were performed in five Hawaiian green turtles Chelonia mydas with fibropapillomatosis. These examinations demonstrated that the oropharyngeal fibropapillomas were similar to characteristic external fibropapillomas previously described for green turtles. The size, appearance, and anatomic site of the tumors confirmed that these turtles presented total or partial occlusion of the nasopharynx, glottis, larynx, and adjacent tissues. The fibropapillomas of the oropharynx were considered locally invasive and severely modified the morphophysiology of respiration and feeding in these turtles. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of oropharyngeal fibropapillomatosis in sea turtles.. ...
More than twenty years of active research on green turtle (Chelonia mydas) in the South West Indian Ocean (SWIO) have contributed to improve the knowledge of the species biology and ecology. However, lots of gaps still remain regarding the links between the main behavioral processes: alimentation, reproduction and migration, while shifts in these processes at individual scale have major impacts at population scale. On this basis, we have started implementing a spatially explicit individual-based model (IBM) to assess population dynamics of the green turtle in the SWIO. Our simulation experiment aims to unify, in a single model, alimentation, navigation and reproduction constraints as well as potential changes in foraging or breeding sites.
Background: ChREBP (carbohydrate response element binding protein) is a glucose-responsive transcription factor that is known to be an important regulator of glycolytic and lipogenic genes in response to glucose. We hypothesized that activation of ChREBP could be relevant to anoxia survival by the anoxia-tolerant turtle, Trachemys scripta elegans. Methods: Expression of ChREBP in response to 5 and 20 h of anoxia was examined using RT-PCR and Western immunoblotting. In addition, subcellular localization and DNA-binding activity of ChREBP protein were assessed and transcript levels of liver pyruvate kinase (LPK), a downstream gene under ChREBP control were quantified using RT-PCR. Results: ChREBP was anoxia-responsive in kidney and liver, with transcript levels increasing by 1.2-1.8 fold in response to anoxia and protein levels increasing by 1.8-1.9 fold. Enhanced nuclear presence under anoxia was also observed in both tissues by 22-2.8 fold. A 4.2 fold increase in DNA binding activity of ChREBP was also
As a result of being exposed to numerous hazards and threats, the turtle population of this world has been minimized to just 7 species. And they are deemed to be globally threatened. Amongst the seven species of turtles dueling to exist in the monolithic oceans, five of them come to the coasts of our island to nest in the shores; they are the green turtle (Chelonia mydas), logger head turtle (Caretta caretta), hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys Imbricata), leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) and the olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea). The leatherback turtle, commonly known as daara kesbewa the largest turtle in the world is declared as critically endangered in the IUCN Redlist as it is severely jeopardized. ...
Synopsis of the Biological Data on the Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) Biological Technical Publication BTP-R4015-2012 U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Guillaume Feuillet Synopsis of the Biological Data on the Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) Biological Technical Publication BTP-R4015-2012 U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Karen L. Eckert 1 Bryan P. Wallace 2 John G. Frazier 3 Scott A. Eckert 4 Peter C.H. Pritchard 5 1 Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network, Ballwin, MO 2 Conservation International, Arlington, VA 3 Smithsonian Institution, Front Royal, VA 4 Principia College, Elsah, IL 5 Chelonian Research Institute, Oviedo, FL iv Synopsis of the Biological Data on the Leatherback Sea Turtle Author Contact Information: Karen L. Eckert, Ph.D. Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network (WIDECAST) 1348 Rusticview Drive Ballwin, Missouri 63011 Phone: (314) 954-8571 E-mail: [email protected] Bryan P. Wallace, Ph.D. Sea Turtle Flagship Program Conservation ...
Synopsis of the Biological Data on the Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) Biological Technical Publication BTP-R4015-2012 U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Guillaume Feuillet Synopsis of the Biological Data on the Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) Biological Technical Publication BTP-R4015-2012 U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Karen L. Eckert 1 Bryan P. Wallace 2 John G. Frazier 3 Scott A. Eckert 4 Peter C.H. Pritchard 5 1 Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network, Ballwin, MO 2 Conservation International, Arlington, VA 3 Smithsonian Institution, Front Royal, VA 4 Principia College, Elsah, IL 5 Chelonian Research Institute, Oviedo, FL iv Synopsis of the Biological Data on the Leatherback Sea Turtle Author Contact Information: Karen L. Eckert, Ph.D. Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network (WIDECAST) 1348 Rusticview Drive Ballwin, Missouri 63011 Phone: (314) 954-8571 E-mail: [email protected] Bryan P. Wallace, Ph.D. Sea Turtle Flagship Program Conservation ...
To understand the role of the immune system with respect to disease in reptiles, there is the need to develop tools to assess the hosts immune response. An important tool is the development of molecular markers to identify immune cells, and these are limited for reptiles. We developed a technique for the cryopreservation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells and showed that a commercially available anti-CD3 epsilon chain antibody detects a subpopulation of CD3 positive peripheral blood lymphocytes in the marine turtle Chelonia mydas. In the thymus and in skin inoculated with phytohemagglutinin, the same antibody showed the classical staining pattern observed in mammals and birds. For Western blot, the anti-CD3 antibodies identified a 17.6 kDa band in membrane proteins of peripheral blood mononuclear cell compatible in weight to previously described CD3 molecules. This is the first demostration of CD3+ cells in reptiles using specific antibodies....
Professors and degree students from CEU Cardenal Herrera University studied 200 specimens of freshwater turtles from eleven Valencian wetland areas, to determine the prevalence of Salmonella and Campylobacter in these animals, because of their potential risk of transmitting gastrointestinal diseases to humans, especially children. According to the results, published in the journal Plos One, 11% of the analysed specimens of freshwater turtles were found positive for Salmonella. However, Campylobacter was not detected in any of them. This is the first study to rule out terrapins as transmitters of campylobacteriosis to humans.. This Veterinary research group has used specimens of the native Emys orbicularis and of the exotic species Trachemys scripta elegans, found in eleven wetlands of the Valencian Region (Spain), including the marshes of Pego-Oliva, Xeraco, Cabanes or Peníscola, among others. In eight of the eleven wetlands the researchers found terrapins carriers of the bacteria Salmonella ...
Fibropapillomatosis (FP) of green turtles has a global distribution and causes debilitating tumours of the skin and internal organs in several species of marine turtles. FP is associated with a presently non-cultivable alphaherpesvirus Chelonid fibropapilloma-associated herpesvirus (CFPHV). Our aims were to employ quantitative PCR targeted to pol DNA of CFPHV to determine (i) if DNA sequesters by tumour size and/or cell type, (ii) whether subculturing of cells is a viable strategy for isolating CFPHV and (iii) whether CFPHV can be induced to a lytic growth cycle in vitro using chemical modulators of replication (CMRs), temperature variation or co-cultivation. Additional objectives included determining whether non-tumour and tumour cells behave differently in vitro and confirming the phenotype of cultured cells using cell-type-specific antigens. CFPHV pol DNA was preferentially concentrated in dermal fibroblasts of skin tumours and the amount of viral DNA per cell was independent of tumour size. Copy
Fibropapillomatosis (FP) of green turtles has a global distribution and causes debilitating tumours of the skin and internal organs in several species of marine turtles. FP is associated with a presently non-cultivable alphaherpesvirus Chelonid fibropapilloma-associated herpesvirus (CFPHV). Our aims were to employ quantitative PCR targeted to pol DNA of CFPHV to determine (i) if DNA sequesters by tumour size and/or cell type, (ii) whether subculturing of cells is a viable strategy for isolating CFPHV and (iii) whether CFPHV can be induced to a lytic growth cycle in vitro using chemical modulators of replication (CMRs), temperature variation or co-cultivation. Additional objectives included determining whether non-tumour and tumour cells behave differently in vitro and confirming the phenotype of cultured cells using cell-type-specific antigens. CFPHV pol DNA was preferentially concentrated in dermal fibroblasts of skin tumours and the amount of viral DNA per cell was independent of tumour size. Copy
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Green Sea Turtles and their eggs were once a food source for native Pacific Islanders. The meat, viscera, and eggs supplied a nutritious and succulent alternative to the more common food sources, such as fish, birds, shellfish, coconuts, breadfruit, and taro. The adult female turtles were especially prized due to their large quantities of fat. The utilization of Green Sea Turtles for food and other purposes was often under strict control, usually from some form of island council or tribal chief. Religious, ceremonial, and other traditional restrictions on the capture, killing, distribution, and consumption of Green Sea Turtles played an important role in their utilization. For example, in the Hawaiian Islands there were families that considered the Green Sea Turtle to be a personal family deity or aumakua. Artistic elements of Green Sea Turtles have also been featured prominently in some cultures of the Pacific, such as in petroglyphs and tattoo designs. Green Sea Turtle populations have ...
Mitochondrial (mt) DNA sequences were analysed to resolve the phylogeography and population genetic structure of Atlantic and Mediterranean populations of green turtles (Chelonia mydas). Analysis of sequence variation over 487 base pairs of the control (D-loop) region identified 18 haplotypes among 147 individuals from nine nesting populations. Pairwise comparisons of haplotype frequencies distinguished most nesting colonies, indicating significant genetic differentiation among rookeries and a strong propensity for natal homing behaviour by nesting females. Comparison of control region sequence data to earlier restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) data for the same individuals demonstrates approximately a sixfold higher substitution rate in the 5′ end of the control region. The sequence data provide higher resolution both in terms of the number of mtDNA genotype variants and the phylogeographic relationships detected within the Atlantic region, and reveal a gene genealogy that ...
Consul General Jennifer Galt.. While the crowd watched, the rehabilitated turtles began their second chance in life as they scrambled safely back to their ocean home. Four months ago, the sea turtles were injured by plastic pollution and rescued by Sea Turtles 911. The turtles immediately became internet stars after an online campaign raised awareness about their rescue and conservation. Two of the rescued turtles were endangered green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) named Ye and Qiu, while one of the turtles was a critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) named Tutu, after an online voting poll that involved tens of thousands of people from the internet community. Founder of Sea Turtles 911, Frederick Yeh, said, Sea turtles are migratory animals that serve as natural ambassadors of the ocean; as communities and countries work together to preserve this natural resource for future generations, our shared mission to save sea turtles nurtures a peaceful platform of ...
The Chinese soft-shelled turtle, Pelodiscus sinensis, is well adapted to aquatic environments, including brackish swamps and marshes. It is ureotelic, and occasionally submerges its head into puddles of water during emersion, presumably for buccopharyngeal respiration. This study was undertaken to test the hypothesis that the buccophyaryngeal cavity constitutes an important excretory route for urea in P. sinensis. Results indicate that a major portion of urea was excreted through the mouth instead of the kidney during immersion. When restrained on land, P. sinensis occasionally submerged their head into water (20-100 min), during which urea excretion and oxygen extraction occurred simultaneously. These results indicate for the first time that buccopharyngeal villiform processes (BVP) and rhythmic pharyngeal movements were involved in urea excretion in P. sinensis. Urea excretion through the mouth was sensitive to phloretin inhibition, indicating the involvement of urea transporters (UTs). In ...
The effects of anoxic submergence (16 h at 15°C) on cellular mRNA contents were assessed in five organs of anoxia tolerant turtles Trachemys scripta elegans. Poly(A)+ RNA was extracted from liver, red and white skeletal muscle, kidney and heart of control and anoxic turtles, as well as from heart and kidney of turtles allowed 24 h aerobic recovery (at 15°C) after anoxia exposure. Poly(A)+ RNA content increased by 30% in white muscle from anoxic turtles relative to control animals but was unchanged by metabolic state in other organs. Extracted mRNA was translated in vitro in a wheat germ lysate system and the 35S-labelled polypeptides that were produced were separated by sodium dodecyl sulphate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Overall translational activity of the mRNA pool [cpm 35S-methionine incorporated per microgram poly(A)+ RNA] was altered by anoxia exposure in three organs, increasing by 38 and 18% in liver and kidney and decreasing by 42% in red muscle. Anoxia exposure also led to ...
On 13 November 2020, the Directorate of Fisheries (DFISH) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam convened a ceremony to recognize Con Dao National Park as the 11th Site of the Network of Sites of Importance for Marine Turtles in the Indian Ocean - South-East Asia Region. Con Dao National Park was accepted as a Site following the decision of the 8th Meeting of Signatory States to IOSEA in October last year in Da Nang, Viet Nam. Con Dao National Park offers important nesting beaches, as well as feeding habitats for Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas) and Hawksbill Turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata).. ...
The importance of epigenetics has been established in many key biological processes but the relevance of this regulatory mechanism to animal survival of low oxygen conditions has never been examined. To establish whether epigenetic mechanisms could be involved in natural anoxia tolerance, we have examined the anoxia-responsive expression of the transcriptional silencers, histone deacetylases (HDACs), in tissues of a unique model for anoxia tolerance, the freshwater turtle Trachemys scripta elegans. Transcript and protein levels of all five HDACs rose by 1.3-4.6 and 1.7-3.5-fold, respectively, in skeletal muscle in response to 20 h of anoxia exposure. In addition, HDAC activity in the muscle increased by 1.5-fold in response to 20 h of anoxia and levels of acetylated histone H3 (Lys 9 or Lys 23) decreased to 40-60% of control values. The liver displayed a milder response with HDAC1, -4, and -5 protein levels increasing by 1.6-2.1-fold after 5 h anoxia exposure; acetylated histone H3 levels also ...
Shaleyla Kelez, Emily Bryant, Jennifer Laliberte, Daniel Dunn, Wallace J. Nichols and Larry B. Crowder. 2008. Mapping fisheries and their potential threat to sea turtles in the eastern Pacific Ocean. In: Rees, A.F., M. Frick, A. Panagopoulou and K. Williams., compilers. Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SEFSC-569, 262 p.. Several sea turtle populations in the Central and South East Pacific Ocean (from Mexico to Chile) are currently experiencing critically low numbers. Species affected include; i. The hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) - whose numbers have been so low that it is considered rare since the 1980s, ii. The leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) - nesting numbers at several beaches have declined drastically in the last 20 years with some populations that numbered in the thousands now approaching regional extirpation, iii. The loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) - Both nesting ...
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Courtesy of IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group. A new study from the Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group of the IUCN reports that more than half of the worlds 328 turtle and tortoise species are threatened with extinction, which makes them the most endangered group of vertebrate animals. The worlds seven sea turtle species are not included in this statistic.. Turtles are often hunted for food, pets or medicinal use, according to TreeHugger.com. Pollution and habitat loss are also contributing to their demise. The highest percentage of threatened turtles are found in Asia, where rare turtles are commonly sold on the black market for tens of thousands of dollars.. Click here for the top-25 list of endangered turtles and the Turtles in Trouble report.. --Whitney Dreier. ...
Many animals, including sea turtles, alter their movements and home range in relation to the particular type and quality of the habitat occupied. When suff
Shaleyla Kelez, Emily Bryant, Jennifer Laliberte, Daniel Dunn, Wallace J. Nichols and Larry B. Crowder. 2008. Mapping fisheries and their potential threat to sea turtles in the eastern Pacific Ocean. In: Rees, A.F., M. Frick, A. Panagopoulou and K. Williams., compilers. Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SEFSC-569, 262 p.. Several sea turtle populations in the Central and South East Pacific Ocean (from Mexico to Chile) are currently experiencing critically low numbers. Species affected include; i. The hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) - whose numbers have been so low that it is considered rare since the 1980s, ii. The leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) - nesting numbers at several beaches have declined drastically in the last 20 years with some populations that numbered in the thousands now approaching regional extirpation, iii. The loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) - Both nesting ...
Salmonellosis is certainly the most frequent and major zoonosis transmitted by reptiles, especially turtles.[30, 31] Of all zoonoses, Salmonella infections present the most significant hazard to children, as they are at greater risk of disease than are adults, because children and animals are frequently in close contact with each other, and handwashing prac-tices in children are often not well-developed.[32] Pet turtles have been recognized as a major source of human salmonellosis since Hershey and Mason isolated Salmonella hartford from the pet turtle of a 7-month-old infant with Salmonella hartford gastroenteritis.[33] Subsequent investigations established that 14% of the estimated 2 million cases of human salmonellosis in the United States between 1970 and 1971 were linked to pet turtles, mainly the red eared turtle (Pseudemys scripta elegans).[34] With annual sales of 15 million turtles zoonotic salmonellosis was a growing problem. By 1975 commercial distribution of turtles less than 4 ...
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Young loggerhead turtles use magnetic fields to navigate around the entire North Atlantic basin during their solo marathon migrations - just as this years batch of new hatchlings set out on their journeys.
An outline of a talk given to the BCG Symposium in Bristol on 23rd March 2002.. Sea turtles are remarkable creatures inhabiting the seas and oceans for over 150 million years. Despite intensive research, debates and legal protection measures throughout the world, many populations of the seven species are now endangered. Three sea turtle species are found in the Mediterranean, two of which nest there and once boasted abundant populations: the loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and the green turtle (Chelonia mydas). The leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) is a rare visitor. Mediterranean sea turtles, which are genetically isolated, suffered from heavy commercial exploitation (estimated to have reached 100,000) until as recently as the late 1960s and are increasingly threatened by nesting habitat degradation due to coastal development that is mainly tourist-oriented. The species most affected by these factors is the green turtle, recently declared critically endangered by the IUCN: only 500 - 1,000 ...
Case opinion for US 11th Circuit LOGGERHEAD TURTLE v. COUNTY COUNCIL OF VOLUSIA COUNTY FLORIDA. Read the Courts full decision on FindLaw.
Sarmiento-Ramírez, J. M., Abella, E., Martín, M. P., Tellería, M. T., López-Jurado, L. F., Marco, A. and Diéguez-Uribeondo, J. (2010), Fusarium solani is responsible for mass mortalities in nests of loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta, in Boavista, Cape Verde. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 312: 192-200. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6968.2010.02116.x ...
en] Sea turtles including the green turtle Chelonia mydas and the hawksbill turtle Eretmochelys imbricata are critically endangered species, facing different factors as marine pollution. There is a blatant lack of data dealing with toxicants such as metals and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in sea turtles. We developed a strategy to apprehend levels, effects and transfer to offspring of several pollutants in sea turtles. Sampling of blood, subcutaneous tissue and eggs of 15 gravid C. mydas and E. imbricata was carried out between July and September 2008 in Martinique (Diamants beach) and Guadeloupe (Petite Terre and Marie-Galante). Blood was collected from the dorso-cervical sinus and subcutaneous tissue was sampled in shoulder of the spawning females using a 5 mm biopsy punch (Kai Europe GmbH, Germany). Total blood and serum were successfully taken for metal, POP and biomarker investigations. T-mercury was analyzed by DMA milestones while PCBs, DDT and chlordecone were analyzed by EDC ...
New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides valuable insight into the navigation and nesting behaviors of loggerhead sea turtles that could inform future conservation efforts. Loggerhead sea turtles that nest on beaches with similar magnetic fields are genetically similar to one another, according to a new study by UNC-Chapel Hill […]
The eastern snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) is widely distributed throughout the eastern and central U.S. and may be a useful model organism to study land use impacts on water quality. We compared the reproductive condition of C. serpentina from a pond impacted by runoff from land applied with animal manure from a concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFOs) relative to the condition of animals from a control pond not impacted by agriculture in an undisturbed forest. Turtles from the CAFO site compared to the control site were significantly heavier and had higher plasma concentrations of vitellogenin (mean ± SE; VTG, females; 859±115 vs. 401±127 ng/mL plasma, respectively) and testosterone (T, males; 39±7.0 vs. 3.8±6.9 ng/mL plasma, respectively). No VTG was detected in any males. Body mass was positively corrrelated with VTG and T. Our results suggest that nutrient pollution of the CAFO pond indirectly resulted in higher plasma VTG in females and T in males because of an increase in ...
Introduction Marine turtles are important components of the Sulu-Sulawesi Marine Ecoregion, (SSME). Green turtles are important for maintaining healthy seagrass beds and coral reefs. Without constant grazing, seagrass beds may become overgrown, obstructing currents, shading the bottom, or decomposing. Seagrass beds in turn are nurseries for a number of species of commercial fish and crustaceans, including shrimp. On coral reefs, green turtles crop algae that can compete with corals. Hawksbill turtles control the population of sponges in coral reefs, which can easily out-compete corals for the same space. Through selective foraging, hawksbill turtles are able to impact the overall reef diversity. Leatherback turtles eat large quantities amounts of jellyfish, helping to keep their populations under control. Jellyfish prey on larval fish, many species of which are economically important to humans. Loggerhead turtles are known to help recirculate sediments on the seabed and distribute nutrients ...
Freshwater turtles are reptiles, like snakes, crocodilians and lizards. Like other reptiles, they are ectothermic, or cold-blooded, meaning that their internal temperature matches that of their surroundings. They also have a scaly skin, enabling them, as opposed to most amphibians, to live outside of water. Also like many reptile species, turtles lay eggs (they are oviparous). But what makes them different to other reptiles is that turtles have a shell. This shell, composed of a carapace in the back and a plastron on the belly, is made of bony plates. These bones are covered by horny scutes made of keratin (like human fingernails) or leathery skin, depending on the species. All Canadian freshwater turtles can retreat in their shells and hide their entire body except the Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina). This shell is considered perhaps the most efficient form of armour in the animal kingdom, as adult turtles are very likely to survive from one year to the next. Indeed, turtles have ...
The other sea turtle, a Kemps ridley, was caught by a fisherman on Galveston Island earlier this month. The turtle was retrieved by NOAA staff and brought to senior zoo veterinarian, Dr. Joe Flanagan, where the turtle was anesthetized, and a fish hook was removed deep from its throat. After recovery from anesthesia, the turtle was treated with antibiotics and pain medication, and cared for by NOAA staff to assure it could eat and swallow normally. The turtle appeared to have no residual injuries so was released at the beach where it returned to the Gulf of Mexico.. People are urged to call 1-866-TURTLE-5 if they find, or accidentally catch, a sea turtle so that NOAA biologists can assess the turtle and provide care if needed.. There are five species of sea turtles inhabiting the Gulf of Mexico, all of which are threatened or endangered. They include the Kemps ridley, green, leatherback, Atlantic hawksbill, and loggerhead sea turtles.. Some of the threats sea turtles face in the Gulf ...
Fibropapillomatosis (FP) is a disease specific to sea turtles. The condition is characterized by benign but ultimately debilitating epithelial tumours on the surface of biological tissues. A herpesvirus is believed to be the causative agent of the disease, while turtle leeches are suspected mechanical vectors, transmitting the disease to other individuals. The disease is thought to have a multifactorial cause, including a tumour-promoting phase that is possibly caused by biotoxins or contaminants. FP exists all over the world, but it is most prominent in warmer climates, affecting up to 50%-70% of some populations. Fibropapillomatosis is a benign tumour disease of marine turtles, predominantly in the green sea turtle, Chelonia mydas, but it has also been reported in the loggerhead Caretta caretta, olive ridley Lepidochelys olivacea, Kemps ridley Lepidochelys kempii, and leatherbacks Dermochelys coriacea. This neoplastic disease causes proliferation of papillary cells (hyperplasia) and gives ...
GONZALES-VIERA, Omar; BAUER, G; BAUER, A; et al. Cutaneous fibroma in a captive common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina). Journal of Comparative Pathology, Oxford, v. 147, n. 4, p. 574-576, 2012. Disponível em: < http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcpa.2012.03.005 > DOI: 10.1016/j.jcpa.2012.03.005 ...
Some of the most interesting and useful leatherback sea turtle facts including its habitat, diet, reproduction and species have been discussed in this article.
Reptiles have a wide diversity of sex-determining mechanisms and types of sex chromosomes. Turtles exhibit temperature-dependent sex determination and genotypic sex determination, with male heterogametic (XX/XY) and female heterogametic (ZZ/ZW) sex chromosomes. Identification of sex chromosomes in many turtle species and their comparative genomic analysis are of great significance to understand the evolutionary processes of sex determination and sex chromosome differentiation in Testudines. The Mexican giant musk turtle (Staurotypus triporcatus, Kinosternidae, Testudines) and the giant musk turtle (Staurotypus salvinii) have heteromorphic XY sex chromosomes with a low degree of morphological differentiation; however, their origin and linkage group are still unknown. Cross-species chromosome painting with chromosome-specific DNA from Chinese soft-shelled turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis) revealed that the X and Y chromosomes of S. triporcatus have homology with P. sinensis chromosome 6, which corresponds to
Dmrt1 has been implicated as an important factor in sex determination in all classes of vertebrates, including reptiles with temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD). Specifically, early embryonic expression of Dmrt1 appears to be an integral part of normal testicular development in vertebrates. Recently, a number of TSD studies have placed Dmrt1 expression at the top of a short list of putative temperature-sensitive events for TSD. Dmrt1 expression has been shown to be up-regulated at male-producing temperatures during the thermosensitive period (TSP) of several TSD reptile species. An interesting finding in Dmrt1 studies of fish and amphibians has been that in species where exogenous steroids can stimulate sex reversal, Dmrt1 expression can also be manipulated by these steroid treatments. In the current study, we examine the effects of exogenous 17β-estradiol treatment on Dmrt1 expression at male-producing temperature (26°C) in a reptile with TSD, the red-eared slider turtle,Trachemys ...
Homepage. The goal of my research is to understand the physiological mechanisms underlying the control of behavior. My main focus is the spinal cord and brainstem control of limb movements in the turtle (Trachemys scripta elegans). The nervous system must generate precise temporal sequences of muscle contraction when an organism produces a coordinated movement. These programmed sequences of muscle activity are referred to as motor patterns, and are produced by rhythmically active networks of nerve cells called central pattern generators (CPGs) in the central nervous system. Most of my research has examined cellular and network-level mechanisms that are utilized by spinal cord CPGs in the turtle to generate coordinated scratching and swimming movements of the hindlimbs. More recently, I have begun investigating (1) pre-motor command systems in the turtle brainstem that activate locomotor CPGs in the spinal cord, and (2) the limb kinematics and EMG motor patterns that underlie lateral (yaw) ...
Common Name: Green sea turtle. Latin Name: Chelonia mydas. Size/weight: Green turtles are the largest of all the hard-shelled sea turtles. They can grow up to 4 feet long and 400+ pounds.. Range: Tropical and sub-tropical waters around the world. In the western Atlantic, as far north as Massachusetts (including Long Island Sound) in summers. Nesting occurs in over 80 countries.. Habitat: Primarily coastal areas, where theyll find the plants they eat. Diet: Adult green turtles are unique among sea turtles in that they eat only plants; they are herbivorous, feeding primarily on seagrasses and algae. This diet is thought to give them greenish-colored fat, from which they take their name.. Predators: Newly hatched turtles are vulnerable to everything from raccoons and gulls to crabs and large fish. Some sharks may prey on adult sea turtles.. Read more ... ...
Seven of Ontarios eight native freshwater turtle species are currently at risk. WPC has been working on the problem since 2004, when we launched a research
Sea turtles are also suffering as seas and beaches are becoming polluted. Discarded plastic, toxic to sea turtles, often gets ingested. Many sea turtle hatchlings get caught in trash on the beach and are eaten by predators. Large fishing trawlers also sometimes catch sea turtles, cut off their flippers to get them out of the net, and then leave them to die. These issues must be dealt with to ensure these magnificent animals continue to have a future. Conservation On a more positive note, there is also a lot of work done for the conservation of turtles in India. One well known and effective venture has focussed on the protection of Olive Ridley sea turtles on the coasts of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. Sea turtles always return to the beach they were born on in order to lay their eggs. These eggs and hatchlings often come under threat from humans and predators like stray dogs. A major conservation effort has been turtle walks. The turtle walks involve many local people who carefully dig up ...
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Microsphere and morphometric techniques were used to investigate any circulatory changes that accompany secretion by the salt glands of hatchling Chelonia mydas. Salt glands were activated by a salt l
The Alabama map turtle (Graptemys pulchra) is a species of emydid turtle endemic to the southern United States. Differentiation from other turtle species includes a black stripe running down the center of its back with knobs extruding from it, but these projections wear down with age. T.H. Bean and L. Kumlen first collected the Alabama map turtle in July 1876 from a lake near Montgomery, Alabama. Type locality for this species is Montgomery County, Alabama. Baur described and named the Alabama map turtle in 1893. The genus Graptemys includes nine species of mostly aquatic turtles. The Alabama map turtle has a unique location to its habitat in the Southeast. It is endemic to the Mobile Bay drainage basin and inhabits the lotic (flowing water) areas of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, and possibly Louisiana. It ranges from the Pearl River in Mississippi and Louisiana eastward to the Yellow River in Florida and Alabama. The IUCN lists the Alabama map turtle as near threatened. Alabama lists ...
Chelonia mydas, conocida como Tortuga verde, es una tortuga marina perteneciente a la familia Cheloniidae. Es la única especie en el género Chelonia. Su área de dispersión se extiende a través de las áreas tropicales y subtropicales del mundo, con dos poblaciones distintivas en los océanos Atlántico y Pacífico. Su nombre común deriva de la grasa verde debajo de su caparazón. Chelonia mydas posee un cuerpo dorsoventral aplanado cubierto por un carapacho en forma de lágrima y aletas en forma de remo. Posee una coloración clara, con excepción a su carapacho que cuenta con tonos que varían desde al marrón oliva al negro en los individuos del Pacífico oriental. A diferencia de otros miembros de su familia como la tortuga Carey (Eretmochelys imbricata) o la careta (Caretta caretta), la tortuga verde es mayoritariamente herbívora. Los adultos comúnmente habitan las lagunas costeras someras, alimentándose de varias especies de algas. Durante la época de reproducción las hembras ...
Chelonia mydas, conocida como Tortuga verde, es una tortuga marina perteneciente a la familia Cheloniidae. Es la única especie en el género Chelonia. Su área de dispersión se extiende a través de las áreas tropicales y subtropicales del mundo, con dos poblaciones distintivas en los océanos Atlántico y Pacífico. Su nombre común deriva de la grasa verde debajo de su caparazón. Chelonia mydas posee un cuerpo dorsoventral aplanado cubierto por un carapacho en forma de lágrima y aletas en forma de remo. Posee una coloración clara, con excepción a su carapacho que cuenta con tonos que varían desde al marrón oliva al negro en los individuos del Pacífico oriental. A diferencia de otros miembros de su familia como la tortuga Carey (Eretmochelys imbricata) o la careta (Caretta caretta), la tortuga verde es mayoritariamente herbívora. Los adultos comúnmente habitan las lagunas costeras someras, alimentándose de varias especies de algas. Durante la época de reproducción las hembras ...
To determine how well the sea turtle hatchlings could perform after their walk on the treadmill, the hatchlings swam in a small tank using a specially designed swimsuit. Researchers measured oxygen consumption and lactate accumulation as well as their breathing rates and stroke rates - that is how fast they were paddling their flippers. (Photo credit: Jay Paredes) If everything goes as planned, a newly hatched sea turtle should be able to crawl from its nest to the ocean in a couple of minutes. This trek happens in the first 24 hours when they emerge from their nests and is referred to as the frenzy period. Just like biathletes, these hatchlings sprint from the beach to the surf and then swim a long distance to reach their home. Unfortunately, things dont always go as nature planned.. Scientists believe that sea turtle hatchlings have an innate instinct that guides them toward the brightest low horizon and away from tall dark silhouettes, which orients them toward the oceans surf. However, ...
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Increased Cattle Grazing in Desert Tortoise Habitat. BARSTOW, Calif.- A judge agreed with conservation groups October 1 and ordered the Bureau of Land Management to hold off on its decision to increase cattle grazing on 136,167 acres of public land. This desert region, known as the Ord Mountain Allotment, includes 101,033 acres of federally protected critical habitat for the desert tortoise, within a Desert Wildlife Management Area that the Bureau is supposed to manage to protect threatened desert tortoises and other imperiled animals and plants.. In his decision, Administrative Law Judge Harvey C. Sweitzer agreed with the conservation groups that the Bureau of Land Managements decision to increase the number of cattle authorized was invalid. The agency had failed to provide a rational basis for an increase in grazing above its own estimates of the carrying capacity of the allotment.. The Bureau of Land Management cannot continue to make decisions regarding grazing that fail to take into ...
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At the time the aurora turtle lived, the Arctic Ocean was probably even more separated from the global oceanic circulation system than it is today. Numerous rivers from the adjacent continents would have poured fresh water into the ancient Arctic sea. Since fresh water is lighter than marine water, Tarduno thinks it may have rested on top of the salty ocean water, allowing a freshwater animal such as the aurora turtle to migrate with relative ease.. Tarduno also believes its possible that the same volcanic rock may not have allowed only the turtles migration, but also would have contributed to creating the climate in which the turtle thrived.. We found this turtle right on top of the last flood basalts-a large stretch of lava from a series of giant volcanic eruptions, says Tarduno. That leads us to believe that the warming may have been caused by volcanoes pumping tremendous amounts of carbon dioxide into the Earths atmosphere. Theres evidence that this volcanic activity happened all ...
(ANIMAL NEWS) TRINIDAD - In an area where tourists flock to admire the incalcuable amount of endangered leatherback turtles laying their eggs, you would think
Superior medial border of right scapula (Levator Scapula/Rhomboid area). Change of the patients condition during and after session:. Prior to session patient shoulder were tight, ability to rotate neck restricted and sinuses had pressure, also a point of pain at superior medial border of right scapula (LScap/Rhomboids). Post session trapezius muscle softened, shoulders dropped in a relaxation response, neck turned freely, pain was totally eliminated and sinus pressure was diminished, and breathing was non-labored. Patient noted, Now I can breathe though my nose. Lower back pain was eliminated in earlier sessions not using the Slider.. Total number of sessions: With 735AG Slider - 2; with DOVE and/or 735AG Modific - 3-4 times per month.. Total time of treatment (days, weeks): About 30-35 sessions (uses SC as she needs to when bringing in her son for therapy). Final result of treatment:. Upper back (rhomboid) pain, neck tightness and sinus congestion is always eliminated during the session. ...
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redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online. Researchers at NISTs Hollings Marine Laboratory (HML) and four partner organizations have measured for the first time concentrations of 13 perfluoroalkyl compounds (PFCs) in five endangered species of sea turtles. While PFC toxicology studies have not yet been conducted on turtles, the levels of the compounds seen in all five species approach the amounts known to cause unfavorable health effects in other animals.. PFCs are man-made compounds that have many uses including stain-resistant coatings, fire-fighting foams and emulsifiers in plastics manufacturing. They are detectable in human and wildlife samples worldwide, infiltrate food chains, and have been shown in laboratory animals - rats, mice and fish - to be toxic to the liver, the thyroid, neurobehavioral function and the immune system. The PFCs most frequently found in the environment are perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).. Located in Charleston, S.C., ...
DELAVAN, Wis. - A reward of $1,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of whoever beat a snapping turtle at a Wisconsin golf course.. The Department of Natural Resources says it happened Monday between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. at the Delbrook Golf Club in Delavan. The turtle was a female looking for a place to lay her eggs. She was found lying in a sand bunker and apparently had been beaten with a golf club. Wildlife rehabilitators say the turtle had holes in her shell and also was struck in the right eye. Surgery was planned Tuesday. The DNR says the turtle has about a 40 percent chance of survival. The Global Conservation Group of Wisconsin is offering the reward. Anyone with information can call the DNR Hotline at 1-800-TIP-WDNR.. ...
Case 1. While vacationing with her family in Wisconsin in late July 2004, a Kansas girl aged 4 years was taken to an emergency department with diarrhea and fever of 4 days duration. Her mother was instructed to keep the child on a clear liquid diet until the diarrhea ceased, and the child was released. The next day, the patient was taken to an urgent-care clinic for treatment of bloody diarrhea, cramps, and fever. Stool cultures yielded Salmonella enterica serotype Pomona, a rare serotype. The child was placed on a 3-day course of trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, and the illness resolved after 5 days. Epidemiologic investigation by the Wisconsin Division of Public Health (WDPH) determined that the family had purchased a small turtle at a souvenir shop (store A) in northwest Wisconsin. Warned by the public health nurse of the possible link between the turtle and the childs illness, the family removed the turtle, so the animal was not available for testing. Cases 2 and 3. In July 2004, a boy aged ...
The largest rookery for hawksbill turtles in the oceanic South Pacific is the Arnavon Islands, which are located in the Manning Strait between Isabel and Choiseul Province, Solomon Islands. The history of this rookery is one of overexploitation, conflict and violence. Throughout the 1800s Roviana he …
Oman - Plant and animal life: Because of the low precipitation, vegetation is sparse except where there is irrigation, which is provided by an ancient system of water channels known as aflāj (singular: falaj). The channels often run underground and originate in wells near mountain bases. The aflāj collectively were designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2006. Acacia trees form most of what little natural vegetation exists, and the soil is extremely rocky; plant species are protected in nature preserves. The government also protects rare animal species, such as the Arabian oryx, Arabian leopard, mountain goat, and loggerhead turtle. Omans birdlife is extraordinarily diverse and
Under the tutelage of Master Splinter, these four teens have spent their formative years fighting their nemesis, Shredder, and his evil army. But the turtles world we have come to know and love is about to change. If you thought Shredder was bad, wait until you meet the newest TMNT foe, Dragon Lord! It will take all the power for the turtles to combat this new villain, lucky for them, they will have help from a new ninja turtle, a female turtle named Venus De Milo
Recently released footage shows a neon glow bouncing off a turtles shell in the Solomon Islands. A Hawksbill sea turtle glowing green with streaks of red in a coral reef is said to be the first biofluorescent reptile discovered. While searching for small species of biofluorescent sharks, David Gruber, a City University of New York assistant professor and marine biologist spotted the turtle during a dive. According to Gruber, scientists have hypothesized that biofluorescence has a potential
Five-year Status Reviews of Sea Turtles Listed Under the Endangered Species Act of 1 973 January 1985 ,*,* OFc °, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration S ^H^ National Marine Fisheries Service Digitized by the Internet Archive in 2012 with funding from LYRASIS Members and Sloan Foundation http://www.archive.org/details/fiveyearstatusreOOmage rf, gggteg r/ Wf NT Of Five-year Status Reviews of Sea Turtles Listed Under the Endangered Species Act of 1 973 Prepared by Andreas Mager, Jr. National Marine Fisheries Service Protected Species Management Branch Duval Building, 9450 Kroger Boulevard St. Petersburg, Florida 33702 January 1985 ■ r U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Malcolm Baldrige, Secretary National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Anthony J. Calio, Acting Administrator National Marine Fisheries Service William G. Gordon, Assistant Administrator for Fisheries Jack T. Brawner, Southeast Regional Director CONTENTS Introduction 1 Acknowledgements 3 STATUS ...
A resource for the reptiles and amphibians of Australia, and the world featuring many pages, maps and lists. Some subjects covered are Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles ,Turtles,and Amphibians, including Colubrid snakes, Mud snakes,Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Geckos, Legless Lizards Monitor Lizards (often called Goannas in Australia), Skinks and other Reptile species
The Bermuda Turtle Project, the longest-running study in the world on juvenile green turtles and hawksbill turtles has reached a milestone. And for th
Nesting ecology of the leatherback turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, at Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas, Costa Rica: 1988-1989 to 1999-2000. Reina, R.D., Mayor, P.A., Spotila, J.R., Piedra, R., Paladino, F.V., 2002, Nesting ecology of the leatherback turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, at Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas, Costa Rica: 1988-1989 to 1999-2000, Copeia, vol 3, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, New York NY USA, pp. 653-664.. ...
A new species of long-necked freshwater turtle of the family Chelidae is described from the Arnhem Land Plateau in the Northern Territory of Australia. The taxon is within the Chelodina expansa group of species and is the smallest member of that group. First collected by scientists some 20 years ago, research on the species has been hampered by its isolation - it is restricted to sparsely inhabited, rugged sandstone country of tropical northern Australia. It can be diagnosed by its broad, shortened and flattened skull, by the possession of a contiguous neural series and by the contact of the vomer and the pterygoids. It is clearly distinct from Chelodina rugosa in a canonical discriminant analysis. Preliminary data on natural history are also presented. Males examined in October-November had enlarged vascularised testes and epididymes distended with sperm. Females examined at the same time had regressed corpora lutea and atretic follicles from the previous nesting season, presumably in the ...
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Pleurosternon bullockii is a turtle from the Early Cretaceous of Europe known from numerous postcranial remains. Only one skull has so far been referred to the species. Pleurosternon bullockii belongs to a group of turtles called pleurosternids, which is thought to include several poorly known taxa from the Late Jurassic and Early Cretaceous of Europe and North America. Pleurosternids and baenids, a group of North American turtles that lived from the Late Cretaceous to the Eocene, define a clade called Paracryptodira. Additionally, Paracryptodira likely includes compsemydids, and, potentially, helochelydrids. Character support for Paracryptodira is relatively weak, and many global phylogenetic studies fail to support paracryptodiran monophyly altogether. Proposed paracryptodiran synapomorphies are largely cranial, despite the poor characterization of pleurosternid cranial material. In addition to their questionable monophyly, the global position of paracryptodires is debated. Early studies suggest crown
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TY - JOUR. T1 - A new species of Argillochelys (Testudines. T2 - Cryptodira: Cheloniidae) from the Ouled Abdoun phosphate basin, Morocco. AU - Tong, Haiyan. AU - Hirayama, Ren. PY - 2008. Y1 - 2008. N2 - A new species of Argillochelys (Testudines: Cryptodira: Cheloniidae), A. africana n. sp. is described on the basis of three skulls and a lower jaw from the Lower Tertiary beds of the Ouled Abdoun phosphate basin, Morocco. It differs from A. cuneiceps, A. antiqua and A. athersuchi essentially in the frontal well retracted from the orbital margin, with a broad prefrontal/postorbital contact, a more developed secondary palate, and the anterior part of the lower jaw more dorsoventrally flattened, with a wider triturating surface and a longer symphysis, without lingual ridge. This is the first record of Argillochelys from Africa.. AB - A new species of Argillochelys (Testudines: Cryptodira: Cheloniidae), A. africana n. sp. is described on the basis of three skulls and a lower jaw from the Lower ...
xvi + 312 pp., 497 color images, 97 color maps, 65 black & white illustrations. Amphibians, Reptiles, and Turtles in Kansas displays the herpetofauna of Kansas in vivid color, through the lens craft of co-author Suzanne L. Collins. Innovative features include the recognition of turtles (Class Chelonia) as a distinct evolutionary lineage, the inclusion of a phylogeny for the Phylum Chordata, and the elimination of subspecies for the traditionally recognized herpetofaunal groups. With over 1,700 entries, the bibliography in this book is the most complete ever assembled for a state field guide. The range maps are in color and dots show the specific county localities for each species. The text includes the most current data for each herpetofaunal species found in Kansas, in addition to their conservation status, where relevant. Richly illustrated identification keys can be useful in the field, as well as in the classroom and laboratory. Information on the identification, size, distribution, natural history,
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This spring, if all goes as planned, the Marines will kill hundreds of desert tortoises in southern California. This is not the first such tortoise kill, b
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Artificial lighting on marine turtle nesting beaches disrupts the ability of hatchlings to find the sea from their nest, an effect termed
Turtles[edit]. More than 80% of Cretaceous turtle species passed through the K-Pg boundary. Additionally, all six turtle ... With the exception of some ectothermic species such as the leatherback sea turtle and crocodiles, no tetrapods weighing more ...
The three large turtles are a snapping turtle, a Mississippi map turtle and a red-eared slider and the four smaller turtles are ... Turtle Park[edit]. Main article: Turtle Park. Turtle Park is a sculpture park created by Bob Cassilly located at Oakland Avenue ... a stinkpot turtle and three box turtles.[50] The snapping turtle is 40-foot long and used 120,000 pounds of concrete.[49] The ... The park contains concrete sculptures of seven turtle species that are endemic to Missouri,[49] a clutch of eggs and a snake. ...
However the soft shell turtles, pig-nose turtles and the leatherback sea turtle have lost the scutes and reduced the ... The draft genomes of soft-shell turtle and green sea turtle yield insights into the development and evolution of the turtle- ... The turtle shell is a highly complicated shield for the ventral and dorsal parts of turtles, tortoises and terrapins (all ... The endoskeletal origin of the turtle carapace. Nature Communications 4. *^ Lee, M. S. Y. (2013). "Palaeontology: Turtles in ...
Sea turtles and light pollution[edit]. Female sea turtles create nests to lay their eggs by digging a pit on the beach, ... Sea turtles can also become disoriented and circle around in the same place.[28] Numerous cases show that misoriented hatchling ... Sea turtles are able to "know" that they are facing the brightest direction when the light intensity is balanced between both ... Herring gulls and wood turtles have been observed to also stamp on the ground to drive the worms up to the surface and consume ...
Turtles[edit]. The Alaskan waters are home to two species of turtles. They are the Leatherback Sea Turtle and the Green Sea ... Green Sea Turtle[edit]. The Green Sea Turtle is named after its distinct green skin color, contrary to the idea that the green ... Leatherback Sea Turtle[edit]. The Leatherback Sea Turtles often inhabit open waters but are still sometimes seen on coastal ... The Leatherback Sea Turtle is the largest turtle in the world, weighing up to two thousand pounds and reaching up to six and a ...
This made the turtle believe there was an obstacle it needed to avoid on that side and thereby encouraged the turtle to move in ... The researchers attached a black half cylinder to the turtle. The "visor" was positioned around the turtle's rear end, but was ... Red-eared terrapins (Trachemys scripta elegans) were made to follow a specific path by manipulating the turtles' natural ... If these turtles detect something is blocking their path in one direction, they move to avoid it. ...
Phylogenetic position of turtles[edit]. All molecular studies have strongly upheld the placement of turtles within diapsids; ... This definition explicitly includes turtles in Anapsida; because the phylogenetic placement of turtles within Amniota is very ... turtles, tortoises, and terrapins). However, it was later suggested that the anapsid-like turtle skull is due to reversion ... More recent morphological phylogenetic studies with this in mind placed turtles firmly within diapsids,[2][3][4] some place ...
"Marine Turtle Newsletter" - Harold A. Dundee *^ a b c d e f g h i j k Ernst, Carl H.; Barbour, Roger W.; Lovich, Jeffrey E. ( ... The olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), also known as the Pacific ridley sea turtle, are the smallest[3] and most ... These turtles, along with the related Kemps ridley turtle, are best known for their unique mass nesting called arribada, where ... "Lepidochelys olivacea - Olive Ridley Turtle, Pacific Ridley Turtle". Species Profile and Threats Database. Department of ...
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Phylogenetic arrangement of turtles based on Turtles of the World 2017 Update: Annotated Checklist and Atlas of Taxonomy, ... "Box Turtle Racing". Box turtles in Southeast Missouri. Archived from the original on 2007-07-02. Retrieved 2009-11-22.. ... Phylogenetic arrangement of turtles based on turtles of the world 2017 update: Annotated checklist and atlas of taxonomy, ... "Wildlife officials: Seriously, stop painting turtle shells". USA Today.. *^ Holt, Eric B. (2009-07-20). "Gopherus polyphemus " ...
"Turtles". www.kirkusreviews.com. Kirkus Media LLC. Retrieved 11 September 2015. Alice R. Brooks (15 May 1948). "The Book World ... 1944 Turtles, 1945 - "Oh dear, Wilfred Bronson has done some such nice nature books and this is such a disappointment ... ...
... turtles; and dragonflies. Fishing and hunting are not permitted within the park. Phinizy Swamp Nature Park is managed by ...
Midland Painted Turtle, Three-toed Box Turtle On November 9, 1973, Paula Jones donated 2.65 acres of land in honor of relative ... Eggs are incubated and hatched at the Willowbrook Wildlife Center, where the baby turtles also spend their first year of life. ... "Turtles". dupageforest.org. Retrieved 2016-04-20. "Species List". cosleyzoo.org. Archived from the original on 2016-04-25. ... The program has helped to release 2,100 turtles since 1996. Barred Tiger Salamander American kestrel, Black-crowned night heron ...
The turtle population has increased, he says, because turtle protection is now "a family discipline thing" among Arawaks " ... worth of tribal turtle knowledge. He has also done extensive study and written books about alligator snapping turtles and ... Wood RC (1997). "Turtles". In: Kay RF, Madden RH, Cifelli RL, Flynn JJ (editors). Vertebrate Paleontology in the Neotropics. ... He hired Arawaks at his study camp to tag turtles for research and to police nesting grounds to prevent attacks from poachers. ...
"Turtles". 2008-06-11. Archived from the original on 2008-06-11. Retrieved 2019-11-08. "Kiddie Tumble Bug". flatrides.com. ...
Darling, Louis (1962). Turtles. New York: Wm. Morrow. OCLC 676809. Darling, Lois; Darling, Louis (1963). Coral Reefs. Cleveland ...
... turtles ..., mosasaurs ...CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) Mike Everhart (2013). "Xiphactinus audax Leidy 1870". ...
Turtles. These are the most diverse group of reptiles at the site, including several taxa of box turtles, painted turtles, ... slider turtles, snapping turtles, and tortoises. Among these are two species only known from the Gray Site, the musk turtle ... The ancient lake was home to a diverse community of aquatic animals, including fish, pond turtles, aquatic salamanders, beavers ... Research at the site has yielded many surprising discoveries, including new species of red panda, rhinoceros, pond turtle, ...
African Massospondylus was a contemporary of temnospondyli; turtles; a sphenodontia; rauisuchids; early crocodylomorphs; ...
Turtles. Very rarely seen, however, they are occasionally found caught in fishing nets in this area. The leatherback is the ...
... turtles; amphibians; and bivalves. China portal Dinosaurs portal 2017 in archosaur paleontology Xing, L. (2012). Sinosaurus ...
Turtles! Type & Tell! UFO! Volleyball! War of Nerves! Only three games: Nimble Numbers Ned!, Power Lords and Sid the ... The Mousing Cat Backgammon Turtles Super Bee Terrahawks † Killer Bees † Nightmare † Loony Balloon † Neutron Star † Norseman ‡ ...
"The Secret Muse of the Downtown Scene? Turtles". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 October 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter ... such as the 60 Hz motor of his turtle's aquarium tank. Most of the pieces performed by the Theatre of Eternal Music have no ...
... is a genus of aquatic turtles, commonly known as South American river turtles, in the family Podocnemididae. The ... Podocnemis erythrocephala (Spix, 1824) - red-headed Amazon River turtle Podocnemis expansa (Schweigger, 1812) - Arrau turtle ... yellow-spotted river turtle Podocnemis vogli L. Müller, 1935 - savanna side-necked turtle Nota bene: A binomial authority in ... Wood RC (1997). "Turtles". In: Kay RF, Madden RH, Cifelli RL, Flynn JJ (editors). Vertebrate Paleontology in the Neotropics. ...
Green sea turtles' mating is similar to other marine turtles. Female turtles control the process. A few populations practice ... Some sea turtles migrate long distances between feeding and spawning grounds. Green turtles have feeding grounds along the ... Fowler, Stephen (2002-04-21). "About The Green Turtle on Ascension". Turtles. Ascension Island Heritage Society. Archived from ... Some green sea turtles swim more than 2,600 kilometres (1,600 mi) to reach their spawning grounds. Goldfish, like all cyprinids ...
Fergus, Charles (2007). Turtles. Stackpole Books. pp. 22-24. ISBN 978-0-8117-3420-2. Franklin, Carl J. (2007). Turtles: An ... In 2018, the IUCN Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group recommended a re-assessment and re-classification of all six ... Gopherus, The Reptile Database Reynoso, Víctor-Hugo; Montellano-Ballesteros, Marisol (2004-01-01). "A New Giant Turtle of the ... "Global Conservation Status of Turtles and Tortoises (Order Testudines)". Chelonian Conservation and Biology. 17 (2): 135-161. ...
Alabama law makes it illegal to take, sell or possess turtles, turtle parts, or turtle eggs from the wild for commercial ... "Turtles". Outdoor Alabama. Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Archived from the original on September 14 ... Indigenous species include one species of crocodilian, 12 lizard species, 49 snake species, and 31 turtle species. Three native ...
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One of the threatened turtles Diagne studies is the Nubian flapshell turtle. When he was told of a carcass of that animal, he ... Diagne aimed to fill what he saw as a kind of void: people cared about larger animals, but less about reptiles like turtles and ... In the late 1990s, he chaired the African chapter of the Turtle Survival Alliance. An early major project (for which he was ... "Tomas Diagne: Africas turtle saviour". Rolex Awards for Enterprise. Retrieved 24 January 2021. "Tomas Diagne: Co-Founder, AACF ...
... are partially aquatic turtles: unlike aquatic turtles such as the red-eared sliders, painted turtles and other ... The Ornate Box Turtle. The Ornate box turtles, Terrapene ornata are less hardy than the other American box turtles (T. carolina ... SELECTING A HEALTHY TURTLE. The time to buy a turtle is not during the fall, winter and early spring when the turtle should be ... the three-toed box turtle (T. c. triunguis), the Gulf Coast box turtle (T. c. major) and the ornate box turtle (T. c. ornata). ...
... researchers traced the routes of turtles that return decades after birth to nest near their original homes. ... Sea turtles use the earths magnetic fields to navigate back to the area where they were born decades earlier, according to a ... Sea turtles dont begin to reproduce until they are about 20, and only one out of 1,000 hatchlings survives to reproduce, so ... Loggerhead turtles are known to use the earths magnetic fields to nest on Floridas Gulf beaches within about 40 to 50 miles ...
Tortoises include just a single family (Testudinidae), which is phylogenetically embedded within the turtles. Turtles are ... European pond turtle, Emys orbicualris), or marine (e.g., leatherback sea turtle, Dermochelys coriacea).. ... The order testudines is a monophyletic clade containing 260 species of extant turtles, terrapins and tortoises in 13 families. ... Testudines - turtles. Vertebrata; Gnathostomata; Osteichthyes; Sarcopterygii; Tetrapoda; Amniota; Sauropsida; Parareptilia ( ...
Florida softshell turtle (Apolone ferox), smooth softshell turtle (Apalone mutica), and spiny softshell turtle (Apalone ... turtles, turtle farming, health issues, water quality, invasive species, and genetic pollution - all topics relevant to turtle ... Including the turtles listed by the United States, there will be a total of 26 freshwater turtle species listed in Appendix III ... For more information on importing or exporting Appendix III turtles, please visit the Freshwater Turtles Permits Information ...
Midways Green Sea Turtles Dine on Jellyfish For Lunch (Photos) Its not too often you get to see an endangered sea turtle that ... Rare Hawksbill Sea Turtles Discovered Living In Mangroves This is a Hawksbill turtle swimming in a coral reef, a place it is ... 4,600 Sea Turtles Killed In US Fisheries Every Year -- But Thats Good News The loss of sea turtles as bycatch among fisheries ... Bringing Black Turtles Back from the Brink With Photography Have you heard of the black sea turtle? Odds are you havent. ...
The spotted turtle and painted turtle are similar in appearance to the bog turtle.[16] The bog turtle is distinguishable from ... marsh turtle, yellowhead, and snapper.[8] The genus name was changed to Glyptemys in 2001. The bog turtle and the wood turtle, ... California Turtle & Tortoise Club. pp. 54-62. Retrieved 2009-09-20.. *^ Copeyon, Carole. "Bog turtles in North Carolina". ... Like most species of turtle, the bog turtle constructs its nest using its hind feet and claws. Most bog turtle eggs are laid in ...
However the soft shell turtles, pig-nose turtles and the leatherback sea turtle have lost the scutes and reduced the ... The draft genomes of soft-shell turtle and green sea turtle yield insights into the development and evolution of the turtle- ... The turtle shell is a highly complicated shield for the ventral and dorsal parts of turtles, tortoises and terrapins (all ... The endoskeletal origin of the turtle carapace. Nature Communications 4. *^ Lee, M. S. Y. (2013). "Palaeontology: Turtles in ...
The Northern Hemispheres largest family is that of common freshwater turtles (Emydidae), which includes about a third of all ... turtle species and is abundant in S and E Asia, E North America, and Central America. ... and Muhlenbergs turtles), the painted turtle, the sliders, the diamondback terrapin, and the Blandings turtle. The box turtle ... The musk turtles and mud turtles (family Kinosternidae) are common small turtles of the E United States, and are found only in ...
Baby turtles inside their eggs squirm around to chill out or to turn up the heat, new research finds, a skill that could ... Baby turtles inside their eggs squirm around to chill out or to turn up the heat, new research finds, a skill that could ... Turtles arent the only example of active embryos inside the egg. Research published in April in the journal Nature revealed ... Such a talent is key for juvenile and adult turtles, which are ectotherms (otherwise known as "cold-blooded"). Because the ...
If you are thinking of getting a pet turtle:. *Do not buy small turtles with shells less than 4 inches long. *A federal law ... Turtles and Salmonella. Pet turtles can carry Salmonella germs in their droppings even if they look healthy and clean. These ... Human Salmonella Infections Linked to Small Turtles, 2015plus icon *Human Salmonella Infections Linked to Small Turtles en ... Purchase or adopt pet turtles from reputable pet stores or pet rescues. *Reputable pet stores do not sell small turtles with ...
The upper portion, or carapace, covers the turtles back and sides, and the ...
Turtles are not that simple. Temperature is a factor in determining whether the embryo will be male or female. If the eggs are ... The turtles shell provides it with a formidable defence and one that is unique in the animal world. No other animal has a ... tags: Painted Turtle, Red-eared Slider, reptile, Image of the Day "Very good but try harder to get your other leg off the ... After hatching, the turtles head straight for the ocean where they grow for about 10 years or so before returning to the same ...
Truckin Turtles is a supplement for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Other Strangeness role-playing game. It was published ... Truckin Turtles was written by Jape Trostle, with a cover by Kevin Long and illustrations by Tom Baxa, and was published by ... Truckin Turtles is largely a collection of adventure concepts that take the players across the United States, from New York to ... Truckin Turtles is a road trip adventure composed of six linked scenarios set in locations across America featuring ninjas, ...
Turtles Forever (also known as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles Forever or TMNT: Turtles Forever) is a 2009 American ... Official website from Mirage Studios 4Kids TV TMNT site Turtles Forever at IMDb Turtles Forever review Turtles Forever Poster ... Turtles Forever DVD (Australia)". Blu-ray.com. Retrieved 3 February 2016. "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles Forever DVD". ... "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles Forever". DVD Talk. Retrieved 2 January 2012. Gobo. "CW4Kids 16 cuts to Turtles Forever ...
... more frequent and violent storms-these predicted effects of climate change put sea turtles at risk. Can they rise to the ... Warming may upset turtle population sex ratios. The sex of turtle hatchlings is determined by the temperature at which the eggs ... These are tough times for sea turtles. Historically plundered for their meat, shells, skins, and eggs, turtles continue to be ... Climate Change Will Test Turtles Mettle. Sea turtles face a raft of threats in a warming world. ...
Learn about the green sea turtle, as well as the threats this species faces, what WWF is doing to protect its future, and how ... The green turtle is one of the largest sea turtles and the only herbivore among the different species. Green turtles are in ... a group of green turtles that have darker shells are called black turtles by the local community. Green turtles are found ... Adopt a Turtle Make a symbolic turtle adoption to help save some of the worlds most endangered animals from extinction and ...
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Six turtles (including two hawksbill sea turtles, two green sea turtles, and two loggerhead sea turtles) were tagged with ... The hawksbill turtles were set free just outside of the Burj Al Arab and Madinat Jumeirah hotels in time for World Sea Turtle ... Watch the cute little turtles crawl their way to the ocean to the delight of all the onlookers on the Dubai Turtle ... The children helped release the turtles while the rest of the onlookers watched the turtles make their way into the Arabian ...
... help researchers save leatherback sea turtles from extinction and climate change on Costa Ricas Pacific Ocean nesting beaches. ... If a turtle comes up to nest, you have to look for tags and if shes not tagged by us then she is given one. The same turtle ... "Costa Rican Sea Turtles". I had a great time in Las Baulas with the team and the turtles. It was strange patroulling the ... "Second sea turtle expedition - it only gets better". In 2015, my first Earthwatch expedition was the sea turtle experience at ...
Sea turtles are unique among marine animals because they must return to land to reproduce; they lay their eggs on tropical, ... Sea turtles now struggle to find a suitable nesting habitat. The continued development of Floridas coastline and the ... Floridas sea turtles are being squeezed between rampant shoreline development and increasing coastal erosion. Their long-term ... The Western Hemispheres largest colony of loggerhead turtles nests on Floridas coast, along with large numbers of green and ...
Now, the agency is telling us not to pet or give turtles as gifts. ... Turtles - About 70,000 people get salmonella infections, typically including fever and diarrhea, from reptiles every year in ... The bacteria can live on reptiles, like turtles, without making them sick. ...
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  • A 2021 study of newborn turtles that washed ashore dead on Florida's central Atlantic coast showed that animals with more plastic in their bodies were in worse physical condition. (theepochtimes.com)
  • Turtle conservation in Crete has put conservationists and responsible travellers at loggerheads with the tourism industry with hotels hurting hatchlings by ignoring environmental plans and in so doing ensuring turtle conservation efforts in Crete are becoming increasingly more important. (responsibletravel.com)
  • The turtles, including Loggerheads, Kemp's Ridley and Green Sea Turtles, are washing up hypothermic and near death in both Virginia Beach and the Eastern Shore. (wtkr.com)
  • Unlike all other marine turtles, Loggerheads nest on beaches mostly outside of the tropics. (californiaherps.com)
  • An adult green sea turtle can weigh as much as 300 to 350 pounds, and the leatherback sea turtle can grow up to 1,500 pounds. (reference.com)
  • The South Carolina Aquarium has been involved in rescue programme for a giant, 500-pound leatherback sea turtle that was found stranded on the Yawkey-South Island Reserve on the South Carolina coast. (lonelyplanet.com)
  • as a nightclub performer in 1991's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze , the "Ninja Rap" trailblazer has offered up his thoughts on "Shell Shocked," Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J and Ty Dolla $ign's rap for this year's reboot of the franchise. (rollingstone.com)
  • Get facts about the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta). (reference.com)
  • The loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caret. (reference.com)
  • The loggerhead sea turtle was brought into their Healing Center on Dec. 14, 2016, after she was found floating around plastic and garbage, with much of it in her stomach. (ktvu.com)
  • A study published in 2018 * shows that Loggerhead Sea Turtles use the earth's magnetic fields to navigate back to within about 50 miles of where they were born. (californiaherps.com)
  • Read some facts about the flatback sea turtle, including information on its natural history, reproduction, distribution, and conservation. (reference.com)
  • Green turtles from the Pacific Ocean contained an average of 18 pieces of plastic, while flatback turtles from the Indian Ocean contained an average of 3 pieces. (theepochtimes.com)
  • Turtles rescued along our coastline are predominantly baby Loggerhead Turtles which would have hatched just a few months earlier, but we have also cared for Hawksbill, Flatback and Green Sea Turtles. (dolphindiscovery.com.au)
  • There are seven species of sea turtles: leatherback, green sea turtle, loggerhead, Kemp's ridley A group of sea turtles is. (reference.com)
  • A green sea turtle swimming in the waters off Redang island in Malaysia on June 28, 2020. (theepochtimes.com)
  • Because beach erosion caused by overdevelopment and pollution as well as sea turtles being killed by fishermen and caught in nets, has led to dwindling numbers of sea turtle nests on Crete. (responsibletravel.com)
  • The past two years we've seen record numbers of sea turtle nests here in SoWal," says SWTW volunteer coordinator Valerie Lofton. (sowal.com)
  • He contacted me, as the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Spotted Turtle Species Survival Plan coordinator, to see if I could help. (aza.org)
  • No one was suggesting splitting spotted turtles into multiple species. (aza.org)
  • There is a federally funded range wide study underway that will develop a genetic "library" of the species that will provide a better understanding of the genetic diversity across the species' range and allow us to determine the provenance of turtles from unknown locations. (aza.org)
  • Collins serves as program leader and coordinator of the new AZA SAFE American turtles program, which focuses on safeguarding this endangered species, as well as the wood turtle, bog turtle, Blanding's turtle, and species classified as terrapenes. (aza.org)
  • Because of their endangered status and their wide range, sea turtles are species that are of particular concern in an oil spill. (reference.com)
  • She and her colleagues found plastic in the gastrointestinal tracts of many turtles, although with significant variation across species and oceans. (theepochtimes.com)
  • She and her coauthors detected microplastics in all 102 marine turtles that they sampled, spanning seven species across the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, and the Mediterranean. (theepochtimes.com)
  • Six of seven sea turtle species are currently listed under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) - the green, loggerhead, Kemp's ridley, olive ridley, hawksbill, and leatherback - and many of them have been on the list since 1970. (edf.org)
  • Important recovery in some local populations has shown that we can turn things around for sea turtles, especially with effective endangered species policy and improved management. (edf.org)
  • All marine turtles in Australian waters are protected species at both State and Commonwealth Government levels. (dolphindiscovery.com.au)
  • All sea turtles are endangered species so we would really appreciate your help in rescuing any that become stranded. (dolphindiscovery.com.au)
  • Turtle species exhibit a variety of incredible adaptations that allow them to live through cold weather conditions. (nature.org)
  • Studies of two species, the ornate box turtle ( Terrapene ornata ornata ) and eastern box turtle ( Terrapene carolina carolina) have shown that box turtles bury themselves and enter a state of torpor. (nature.org)
  • Help protect sea turtles, whales, salmon, and other marine species from extinction and suffering. (seaturtles.org)
  • Middle: Endangered spotted turtle hatchlings at the Tennessee Aquarium. (aza.org)
  • It can obstruct the mother or trap the hatchlings, and plastic bags can in the sea be mistaken by turtles for jellyfish and ingested. (responsibletravel.com)
  • Sea turtle hatchlings crawl toward the brightest light, an instinct that used to draw them toward the moonlight shimmering on the ocean. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • With the help of 80 or so South Walton Turtle Watch (SWTW) volunteers, thousands of tiny hatchlings crawled out of their cozy dune nests and headed out to sea. (sowal.com)
  • The turtle watch procedure is to let the hatchlings 'imprint' in the sand and then carry them from their nest to the sea to keep the birds and sand crabs from eating them before they enter the water. (sowal.com)
  • Collects Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Macro-Series: Michelangelo and Macro-Series: Leonardo, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #23-25, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #85-89, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bebop and Rocksteady Hit the Road. (comixology.com)
  • On this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles shirt we see Raphael equipped with his two sai, Leonardo with his ninja swords, Michelangelo with his nunchucks and Donatello with his bo staff ready to take on any bad guy. (chasingthefrog.com)
  • Regardless of whether you wish to become Donatello, Raphael, Leonardo or Michelangelo, we have a ninja turtles outfit for you! (joke.co.uk)
  • Live fish and small turtles sealed in plastic keychains have become increasingly popular items sold at subway entrances and train stations across China. (odditycentral.com)
  • The CDC has previously advised against families with young kids keeping reptiles or amphibians as pets, but emphasized yesterday that people should not buy small turtles or accept them as gifts. (womansday.com)
  • This Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Donatello Hikari Sofubi Vinyl Figure measures about 6 1/2-inches tall, so he's perfect for your desk at work, home, or school. (entertainmentearth.com)
  • After being treated like garbage by the Ninja Turtles, Shredder has trained a new, more merciless breed of Foot Soldiers to inflict his revenge: A clan of over 700 Taekwondo turtle terminators who have once again captured April O'Neil to use as turtle bait. (gamestop.com)
  • Buy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles clothing, including costume TMNT shirts, Krang tees and Shredder hoodies. (chasingthefrog.com)
  • If you want to be a part of this green fearless foursome, peruse our gallery of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles t-shirts including costume TMNT shirts, the Shredder hoodie, Krang t-shirt and hats. (chasingthefrog.com)
  • If you recall, when the evil Shredder attacks, these turtle boys don't cut him no slack. (chasingthefrog.com)
  • Dress some of your friends in ninja turtle costumes and then another as the bad guy Shredder to complete the 'Cowabunga' crew! (joke.co.uk)
  • It is the first time a leatherback turtle has been discovered stranded but alive in South Carolina. (lonelyplanet.com)
  • In South Carolina box turtles hibernate in a forest ravine, often in gardens or leaf piles," Buhlmann says. (nature.org)
  • But importantly, it will allow us to determine where turtles confiscated in the illegal trade came from, helping law enforcement to both prosecute and prevent illegal wildlife trade as well as putting these displaced turtles on a path back to their native range. (aza.org)
  • At the Dolphin Discovery Centre we have established the only Marine Turtle Rescue & Rehabilitation Facility in the Southwest of Western Australia which is licensed by the Parks & Wildlife DBCA. (dolphindiscovery.com.au)
  • We will liaise with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (old Department of Parks and Wildlife) and the turtle will be sent on to higher levels of care at the Perth Zoo where necessary or maintained at the Dolphin Discovery Centre until they are restored to health so that they can be released into warmer Northern waters. (dolphindiscovery.com.au)
  • Scientists say Hurricane Dorian washed out to sea more than 8,000 sea turtle nests from a Florida wildlife refuge. (nbcmiami.com)
  • The University of Central Florida said Friday that a recent survey conducted at the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge in Melbourne Beach shows the storm that brushed Florida's east coast earlier this month washed away 45% of green turtle nests. (nbcmiami.com)
  • Since November, rescuers from the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary have recovered 520 sea turtles from beaches in Cape Cod, making it the second largest year on record. (wbsm.com)
  • This year's sea turtle nesting season has come and gone with 84 total nests recorded in Walton County. (sowal.com)
  • Sadly, the biggest threat to a turtle nests are humans. (sowal.com)
  • Make Master Splinter proud in the officially licensed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Raphael Boys Mask! (spirithalloween.com)
  • Even though Crete s turtle nesting beaches are part of the protected Natura 2000 network, and the recommended distance for constructing buildings on the beach is 50m from the vegetation line, this has been overlooked and left unpoliced in many cases. (responsibletravel.com)
  • Sea turtles have shells to protect them, right? (reference.com)
  • Sea turtles have shells to pr. (reference.com)
  • While all turtles can carry salmonella, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has long banned the sale of pet turtles with shells shorter than 4 inches because they are often linked to the infections. (womansday.com)
  • The growth of beach resorts on this, the largest of Greece s gobsmackingly gorgeous islands has meant that turtle habitats have been destroyed over the years. (responsibletravel.com)
  • The Dolphin Discovery Centre would appreciate any assistance you can give in encouraging friends and family in coastal areas to keep an eye out for any stranded turtles that may have been washed ashore following a recent storm. (dolphindiscovery.com.au)
  • Green sea turtles are huge an An adult green sea turtl. (reference.com)
  • Fort Lauderdale firefighters received a call about the turtles and found some stuck in drains along Atlantic Boulevard, according to a news release from the Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Department. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • With the help of volunteers from the rescue group Sea Turtle Oversight Protection, they found several more sea turtles. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • Data provided by the satellite tracking devices has already taught us that most of our rescue turtles do in fact survive and the ocean currents they use to travel. (dolphindiscovery.com.au)
  • Once we receive the turtle we will arrange a veterinary examination and place the animal in a rescue tank where we will gradually increase the water temperature so that the animal does not go into shock. (dolphindiscovery.com.au)
  • The cold-blooded turtles are finding it hard to survive as the water temperatures in the Atlantic drop. (wtkr.com)
  • Winter survival strategies vary by region but, as ectotherms that require external sources of heat to regulate their metabolism, most turtles alter their behavior to survive the winter months. (nature.org)
  • I recently took a close look at a North American turtle with an incredible ability to survive through months under ice without food or oxygen, the painted turtle . (nature.org)
  • Here are some other adaptations that allow turtles (including tortoises and terrapins) to survive. (nature.org)
  • This limited freeze tolerance could help a turtle to survive an unexpectedly deep freeze, but turtles have been shown to bury themselves below the frost line by preference - in a Wisconsin study, turtles were found an average of 70 cm below the surface. (nature.org)
  • As well as using Turtle Beach's range of industry-leading gaming headsets, Aldossary will collaborate on a variety of projects with other Turtle Beach partners and ambassadors. (prnewswire.com)
  • Turtle Beach's partnership with Mossad Aldossary was facilitated on his behalf through Roc Nation Sports International. (prnewswire.com)
  • By signing up, you agree to Turtle Beach's Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions of Use. (turtlebeach.com)
  • Sea turtles, the beloved green jewels of the world's vast blue oceans, appear to be bouncing back after decades of decline. (edf.org)
  • In December, NewsChannel 3 was the only media crew in the country to embed with the Coast Guard on a mission to rescued cold-stunned sea turtles found in Cape Cod. (wtkr.com)
  • This data and information from turtle tagging has the potential to provide scientists with critical information about their migration patterns, geographical ranges, nesting and breeding periods, clutch sizes, nesting site fidelity and changes in nesting population numbers, while also educating the general public about these endangered reptiles and the ways we can minimise our impact on both them and their environment. (dolphindiscovery.com.au)
  • Like other reptiles, turtles can carry the bacteria that causes salmonellosis , a potentially-deadly infection with symptoms like diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. (womansday.com)
  • The Greek turtle conservation organisation Archelon has been operating since 1983, repeatedly pleading with local government to act and for developers to adhere to the recommended guidelines for construction. (responsibletravel.com)
  • A conservation organisation in Sabah, Malaysia has taken a unique way of bringing these uplifting stories to many, by livestreaming turtle hatchling releases online. (sabahtourism.com)
  • A colleague in Ohio was working with several populations of spotted turtles that were in steep decline. (aza.org)
  • Sea turtle populations are showing promising signs of recovery after years of decline. (edf.org)
  • The leatherback is the world's largest sea turtle. (reference.com)
  • But neither did most biologists feel it was a good idea to introduce a Florida spotted turtle into Maine, or Ohio for that matter. (aza.org)
  • The islands are part of the Tarpon Cove restoration project - a handful of man-made mounds that will be planted with red mangrove seedlings and smooth cordgrass to improve lagoon living for manatee, oysters, sea turtles birds and fish. (palmbeachpost.com)
  • When Paul Newman founded The Painted Turtle camp, he envisioned a place where children with serious illnesses could kick back, relax, and "raise a little hell. (thepaintedturtle.org)
  • They actually touched the turtle and as soon as they did the turtle took a breath and at that point they were surprised that the turtle was actually alive," D'Eri explained. (wtkr.com)
  • Adults will love this 80's Original Ninja Turtles Outfit, whilst kids will be more in tune with a Deluxe Movie Ninja Turtle Costume. (joke.co.uk)
  • Although scientists had previously found plastic in the bladders of post-hatchling turtles, the team didn't find any plastics in the bladder or other locations outside the GI tract. (theepochtimes.com)
  • Virginia Beach, Va. - The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center in Virginia Beach is caring for 16 sea turtles found cold-stunned in recent weeks. (wtkr.com)
  • The most recent sea turtle to be found was a loggerhead dubbed "Henry S'mores" found Wednesday in Newport News. (wtkr.com)
  • A woman there found the turtle and covered him with a blanket until the stranding team could arrive. (wtkr.com)
  • Nicknamed Yawkey, the huge turtle was not in a good way when it was found (turtles rarely get stranded if not unwell), and was discovered to have hypoglycemia. (lonelyplanet.com)
  • They've found something in the Turtles to love. (comicsbeat.com)
  • Bottom: Tennessee Aquarium Director of Forests and Animal Behavior, Dave Collins, checks in on a wood turtle in the North American turtles exhibit of the Aquarium's recently opened Turtles of the World gallery. (aza.org)
  • Wolf Dreamer has a new pattern for crocheting a Michaelangelo Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle doll . (makezine.com)
  • Shopping for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vinyl Figures? (entertainmentearth.com)
  • Nick fans can vaycay with PAW Patrol, Dora, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more! (redtri.com)
  • The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series is based on the popular comic book of the same name and led to a series of movies. (chasingthefrog.com)
  • For more excitement, check out the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hats, comic books, action figures and movie posters. (chasingthefrog.com)
  • When you wear this hoodie, have four of your friends wear the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles costume shirts below and another one wear the Krang hoodie. (chasingthefrog.com)
  • Regardless of which format or character is your favorite, this plain and simple black logo Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles tee has you covered. (chasingthefrog.com)
  • This Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costume shirt is complete with weapons and a shell on the back. (chasingthefrog.com)
  • While you're here, check out the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hats and movie action figures available below, all based on the comic books. (chasingthefrog.com)
  • The Pac-Man Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles t-shirt displays the four pizza-loving brothers chasing after their favorite food, pizza. (chasingthefrog.com)
  • The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures will not disappoint either. (chasingthefrog.com)
  • Like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles costume shirt, these TMNT costume hoodies will make you one of the gang in no time. (chasingthefrog.com)
  • Top it off with a reversible knit cap that is available below, along with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles masks and original movie figures. (chasingthefrog.com)
  • It really does not fit the theme of the Ninja Turtles' legend. (rollingstone.com)
  • Earlier this year, Ice asserted his stake in the turtle rap genre when he revived "Ninja Rap" for a mac & cheese commercial, in which he danced with a mom in a supermarket aisle as her son looked on. (rollingstone.com)
  • Yes, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turned 35 this year and over the decades, what started as a lark between two cartoonists has become one of the biggest media franchises in the world. (comicsbeat.com)
  • Once the admitted strangeness of the concept is overcome, the heart of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has always been its core elements: its primary characters, the ability to place said characters in any multitude of story situations and media, and the nimbleness of appealing to different generations of readers and viewers. (comicsbeat.com)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge nova je igra na kojoj radi studio Tribute Games. (pcpress.rs)
  • This topic is for comments and discussion about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Manhattan Missions. (bestoldgames.net)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 & 3 hacking. (romhacking.net)
  • Everyone's favourite ninja turtles are here to kick butt and they're inviting you to join the squad. (joke.co.uk)
  • Our official range of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles costumes includes characters from both the original cartoon series and more modern big screen movie adaptations. (joke.co.uk)
  • Ninja Turtles are great character costumes for everything from birthdays and themed parties to Halloween, World Book Day and dressing up the kids to play at home in the garden! (joke.co.uk)
  • A group of sea turtles is commonly referred to as a bale. (reference.com)
  • In turtles, bisphenol A, a chemical commonly used in water bottles and other plastic goods, has been tied to abnormal sexual development. (theepochtimes.com)
  • Turtles are among the many life forms, including humans , for which plastics are endocrine disruptors, or chemicals that interfere with the hormonal system. (theepochtimes.com)
  • Indeed, researchers studying the impact of plastics on turtles have done so in part to understand the potential impact of synthetic particles on a variety of organisms, including humans. (theepochtimes.com)
  • Put together your own virtual FUNdraiser with friends and family, sew a turtle pillow to be sent to a camper, check out our wish list and donate supplies for care packages, or take a social media challenge to help spread the word about The Painted Turtle's mission- there is something here for everyone! (thepaintedturtle.org)
  • This recycled Decomposition notebook featuring adorable sea turtles is a twist on the classic composition book used by school children in American elementary schools. (dymocks.com.au)
  • When they are ready to be released back into the warm tropical waters of North-Western Australia all turtles are fitted with microchips and tags and many are fitted with satellite tracking devices. (dolphindiscovery.com.au)
  • If you do own a turtle (or lizard, snake, frog, salamander or gecko), always wash your hands thoroughly after touching them or their habitat, food and equipment. (womansday.com)
  • Protecting appropriate winter habitat is a crucial component of turtle conservation. (nature.org)
  • Dress up easy sugar cookies with melted caramels, easy fudge topping and crunchy pecans in a classic turtle cookie combo. (bettycrocker.com)
  • She was kind of a grumpy turtle and seemed like she was not very happy,' said Melanie Stadler, the Zoo's sea turtle program coordinator. (ktvu.com)
  • This comeback is promising, not just for turtles, but also for marine ecosystems and the marine economy at large. (edf.org)
  • Since the inception of this program in the mid-1990s, our team of Aquarists and Volunteers have successfully rehabilitated and released approximately 200 marine turtles. (dolphindiscovery.com.au)
  • Visit our Interpretive Centre today to learn more about turtles and other fascinating marine animals! (dolphindiscovery.com.au)
  • A large marine turtle with a very broad head, a thick, bony, elongated heart-shaped shell, and huge paddle-like limbs. (californiaherps.com)
  • Like the tee, the cap's front and back design transforms you into a full fledged turtle. (chasingthefrog.com)
  • SEBASTIAN INLET, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - A turtle, named Humbug, was released back into the Sebastian Inlet by the Brevard Zoo. (ktvu.com)
  • The mission of the Turtle Creek Conservancy is to raise the essential private funding needed to provide elevated care and thoughtful development to Turtle Creek Park and Arlington Hall for today and tomorrow. (guidestar.org)
  • This policy covers how The Painted Turtle, a California nonprofit corporation (the "Camp"), treats personal information that the Camp collects and receives, including information related to your use of the Camp's Web site and personal information collected from our Web site. (thepaintedturtle.org)