World Turtle News 05/05/2015
All Turtles are go
The title photo is from Gerry Kehoe who describes the local flora and fauna that is now emerging at his local Horn pond. These lovely specimens are definitely enjoying the sun, although I’m not sure if his wood turtle identification is correct, can any body confirm? His article can be found in the ecology section. In fact over the past couple weeks the sea turtles also appear to be ahead of the normal nesting season, so I hope this means a long and successful nesting period. The “City developer…” story has some great images of turtles and other animals making good use of the new under road tunnels.
Turtle News From Around the World
Fuwairit Beach Temporary Closed to the Public for Turtle Nesting.
Early turtle nesting reported.
Local turtle project up for top EU award.
For loggerhead sea turtles, it’s the spawning season.
Baby turtles brake out of their eggshells in Odisha.
Freshwater turtles find Cape safe haven.
City developer take steps to protect threatened Blanding’s turtle.
Wood turtle sighting at Horn Pond.
Law & Order
Did You Know…
The wood turtle (Glyptemys insculpta) is a turtle endemic to North America. The wood turtle takes a long time to reach sexual maturity, has a low fecundity (ability to reproduce), but has a high adult survival rate. However, the high survival rates are not true of juveniles or hatchlings.
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Photo from Courtesy Photo / Gerry Kehoe