World Turtle News, 06/02/2016
The Diamonback Terrapin Project
The Turtle Conservancy and the Terrapin Nesting Project in Long Beach Island will work together on a diamonback terrapin project. it is the Turtle Conservancy’s first conservation effort in the Eastern United States. The Malaclemys terrapin terrapin has seen its number declined for the past two centuries due to harvests for the food, pet trade, habitat loss,and by-catch in crabtraps. The goal of this project is to protect the terrapin populations on Long Beach Island by mainly relocating nests to protected hatcheries. Volunteers identify nesting females, help them cross roads, mark nest locations and incubate eggs for future release..
Turtle News From Around the World
Snapping turtle found on top of a frozen pond has been released back to the wild
Actinemys marmorata is now thriving again in San Francisco
Sea turtle rescued off south Lebanon coast
Wildlife SOS rescued two abandonned Geochelone elegans
A rescued loggerhead sea turtle
Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center released 14 turtles back into the ocean
Sea turtle nesting season begins in Panama City Beach
A green sea turtle was rescued and released in Taipei
A green sea turtle was spotted south of La Jolla Shores
In peril at sea, loggerhead turtles must also overcome obstacles on shore
Why did the turtle cross the road ? Same reason why the chicken does.
Fiji firm on turtle moratorium
The Florida Museum of Natural History will host an exhibit in celebration of World Sea Turtle Day
Health & Medical
16 eggs extracted from run-over snapping turtle
400-pound galapagos tortoise need to be moved for furgery
Black-breasted leaf turtles, Geoemyda spengleri lay clutches of one to two eggs at a time
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Photo from Turtle Conservancy.