Turtles and Tortoises
Description News about turtles and tortoises. Commentary and archival information about turtles and tortoises from The New York Times.
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Ancient Crocodiles Once Feasted on Giant Tortoises on This Island
Published: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:00:18 GMT
Description: Bite marks on fossils found on an atoll near eastern Africa suggest that this paradise for the world’s most common giant tortoise may have once been a much scarier place.
He Traded a Tortoise for a Turtle. He Got 6 Months in Jail.
Published: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:49:11 GMT
Description: A Queens man who traded a 95-pound tortoise stolen from a nature center for $300 and a musk turtle has always been “an animal lover,” his mother says. “That’s really his downfall.”
More Female Sea Turtles Born as Temperatures Rise
Published: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 17:12:29 GMT
Description: Male hatchlings are disappearing on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, a new study shows, because the growing warmth of nests produces more females.
Beach Crawling Doesn’t Tire Out Baby Sea Turtles
Published: Mon, 01 Jan 2018 10:00:28 GMT
Description: When hatchling turtles tackled a treadmill, their stop-and-go style of crawling kept them fresh enough for a big swim to the Gulf Stream.
Turtle Treadmills, a Novel Test for Stamina
Published: Mon, 01 Jan 2018 10:00:03 GMT
Description: Hatchling sea turtles are sturdier than you may expect. They get their endurance from a stop-and-go crawling style.
How a Giant Tortoise Gets Off Its Back
Published: Thu, 30 Nov 2017 19:02:32 GMT
Description: The shells of tumble-prone saddlebacks on the Galápagos Islands may not do them any favors, according to a new study.
Many of Florida’s Sea Turtle Nests Were Destroyed by Hurricane Irma
Published: Fri, 06 Oct 2017 19:55:27 GMT
Description: The storm obliterated nests during what scientists had hoped would be a record year for leatherback and green turtles.
Slow and Steady, a Tortoise Is Winning Its Race With Extinction
Published: Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:05:45 GMT
Description: The Burmese Star Tortoise was called functionally extinct by ecologists, but a captive breeding program in Myanmar has saved it, a study says.
Sea Turtles Appear to Be Bouncing Back Around the World
Published: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:46:44 GMT
Description: Researchers analyzed all existing public data of sea turtle nesting sites around the world and found a tale of “cautionary optimism.”
To Photograph a Galápagos Tortoise, Get Out of the Race
Published: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:18:19 GMT
Description: Slow and steady, learns Federico Rios Escobar, isn’t just great advice for composing an image; it’s also an appealing state of mind.
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