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300 pet turtles take refuge in Atocha railway station, Madrid

Madrid - Anyone traveling through Madrid's main Atocha railway station in the last twenty years will remember the beautiful, tropical garden in the station's main concourse. What they might not know is that around 300 turtles have happily taken refuge there.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Why do female Sea Turtles return to their place of birth?

Scientists studying Loggerhead turtles have offered an explanation as to why male and female turtles adopt different strategies for mating. The females always return to their island of birth, however males will mate at multiple locations.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Health risks from contact with captive sea turtles

A new report has raised concerns about tourists coming into contact with captured sea turtles, such as those found at holiday attractions like aquariums. The risks relate to toxins and pathogens.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Giant tortoise 'Lonesome George' dies at the age of 100

Galapagos tortoise--Lonesome George died unexpectedly Sunday morning at the age of 100. Believed to be the last of his kind, George reportedly died of unknown causes at his home in Ecuador's Galapagos Islands.
In the Media by R. Francis Rubio - 7 comments

Turtle with carved initials turns up 47 years later

A turtle, found by a 13-year-old Pennsylvania boy almost five decades ago, was rediscovered alive and well last week by the boy's father.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 4 comments

Turtle Brigade Snarls Flights at New York's Kennedy Intl Airport

It would seem bizarre that turtles would be able to block a runway at New York's huge Kennedy Airport. But it happened Wednesday as a group of about 100 diamondback terrapin turtles closed a runway down for nearly an hour.
In the Media by Joan Firstenberg - 2 comments

Live animals sold in key rings in China, animal groups outraged

Drawing protests from numerous animal rights organizations, street merchants in China are selling live animals sealed in clear plastic bags as ornamental key rings.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Snakes and turtles make us nervous in Toronto Special

One swallow may not make a summer, but snakes and turtles certainly make a spring, if you are in Toronto. Spring in Toronto is very short, so get out and enjoy it while it lasts.
Digital Journal Report by Bart B. Van Bockstaele - 16 comments

Woman has yard full of snapping turtles

Earlier this summer, Betty Kratzke noticed that something was disturbing the ground near the flowers lining her driveway. Solving the mystery this week, it turned out that baby snapping turtles started crawling around her yard.
In the Media by RobotGod - 1 comment

Glow Sticks May Lure Sea Turtles to Death

A new study says that glow sticks that we tend to use for Halloween may be tempting sea turtles to their deaths.
In the Media by Tea Lulic - 2 comments
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