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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The Tao of Gravity
Published: Sat, 08 Dec 2018 16:00:00 GMT
Description: All martial arts are a quest for beauty and transcendence. I found those not in doing karate but rather having karate done to me.
Seeking Clues to Longevity in Lonesome George’s Genes
Published: Sat, 08 Dec 2018 10:00:07 GMT
Description: The giant tortoise lived for more than a century, carrying genes linked to a robust immune system, efficient DNA repair and resistance to cancer.
Hard Knock Life: What Are the Turtles Telling Me?
Published: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 10:00:01 GMT
Description: Nothing much makes sense these days, including the visits from my reptilian friends.
Rescuing Sea Turtles From Fishermen’s Nets
Published: Mon, 15 Oct 2018 18:11:48 GMT
Description: An organization on the coast of Kenya tries to persuade local residents to help return the trapped reptiles to the ocean, rather than sell their meat and shells for a living.
Just a Few Pieces of Plastic Can Kill Sea Turtles
Published: Thu, 13 Sep 2018 17:11:47 GMT
Description: A new study shows that especially for young turtles, ingesting just a little more than a dozen pieces of plastic in the ocean can be lethal.
In Fashion: Fall’s Nightgown-Like Dresses, in the Light of Day
Published: Thu, 09 Aug 2018 13:11:56 GMT
Description: Long and lovely, these garments are best when thrown on quickly and worn out casually.
A Toxic Tide Is Killing Florida Wildlife
Published: Mon, 30 Jul 2018 20:29:39 GMT
Description: Toxic algal blooms are not unusual off the state’s coast, but the current episode is the longest in more than a decade.
Turtle Researcher’s Award Rescinded After He Uses Racy Photos of Women in Presentation
Published: Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:05:06 GMT
Description: A herpetologist was being honored for his scientific achievements. The award was swiftly rescinded when he showed revealing photos of women in swimsuits.
Saving Turtles in Bali, Egg by Precious Egg
Published: Sat, 07 Jul 2018 15:59:10 GMT
Description: A largely volunteer effort to help vulnerable sea turtles is improving their plight in Indonesia.
Threatened: A Green-Haired Turtle That Can Breathe Through Its Genitals
Published: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 17:47:18 GMT
Description: Getting on the endangered list issued by the Zoological Society of London isn’t actually about looks. Creatures have to be evolutionarily distinctive, not just weird.
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