World Turtle News, 05/31/2015
Seaturtle saved from fishing net
The video of the seaturtle being cut free from a fishing net is a stark reminder about the junk floating in the oceans. A vet performs a rather nice repair of a box turtle’s shell with dental wire and bondi. Western Painted turtle eggs are being overrun by knapweed in British Columbia and volunters are being recruited to pull up the weeds. All those stories head the Conservation section. In Blog News the diamond terrapins are gravid.
Turtle News From Around the World
The Plight Of This Adorable Turtle Will Make You Think Twice About Throwing Junk In The Sea.
Vets save turtle with Bondo and a little wire.
Rare western painted turtle eggs threatened by invasive plants in B.C.
Indigenous people to help with turtle and dugong rescues in far north Queensland.
Marginalized: Taiwan’s box turtle the loser in Chinese shell game.
Rarest sea turtle nests found at CCAFS.
Sea creatures need to be protected.
Sea turtles need beachgoers’ help.
Crime & Punishment
Bulgaria Police Detain 2 Endangered Turtle Eaters.
Diamondback Terrapin with Fully Developed Eggs.
An unusual visitor in Bass Hill driveway.
Did You Know…
The Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta ssp.) is the most widespread native turtle of North America. The adult painted turtle female is 10–25 cm (4–10 in) long; the male is smaller. The turtle’s top shell is dark and smooth, without a ridge. Its skin is olive to black with red, orange, or yellow stripes on its extremities.
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Photo taken from the video