World Turtle News, 07/21/2015

Sea Turtle Prep

Well if you want to know what it takes to go on sea turtle patrol then read the top story in the Conservation section. Also the Kemp’s Ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) rescued in Wellington, NZ has begun eating. Twenty-eight western pond turtles (Actinemys marmorata) are returned to their home in Mountain Lake. Look out for your toes in Weber River as Snapping Turtles (Chelydra serpentina) have been spotted. Plus a Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and an Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) are rescued. The people of Huron county learn about their native turtle species; in the Education section. Tortoises’ and sea turtle eggs have been confiscated; see the Crime & Punishment section. A Blanding’s turtle (Emys blandingii) that has been tracked for two years goes missing, well intentioned farmer blamed; see the Missing in Action section.

Turtle News From Around the World


Preparing for sea turtle patrol takes time.

Sea turtle Ridley eating solid food.

Turtles returned to their historic home at Mountain Lake.

‘Midwives’ of sea turtles on Con Dao Islands in Vietnam.

Aggressive species believed to be breeding in Weber River, wildlife officials urge caution.

Endangered Loggerhead Turtle Rescued.

6-hour hunt for centre to treat injured turtle.


Protecting native species in Huron County.

Crime & Punishment

Endangered tortoises seized in Taipei from pet lover.

Coast Guard Rescues 165 Sea Turtle Eggs in Costa Rica.

Missing in Action

After being tracked for two years, DeKalb County turtle goes missing.

Did You Know…

The painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) is the most widespread native turtle of North America. Fossils show that the painted turtle existed 15 million years ago. Four regionally based subspecies (the eastern, midland, southern, and western) evolved during the last ice age.

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Photo from Photo: Paul Chinn, The Chronicle


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