Rodney’s interest in tortoises began when his wife desperately wanted one as a pet. After looking online and diligently researching, they finally bought one. Soon, they realized how little they actually knew, despite all the research, and how much conflicting information was on the internet. While researching, Rodney spent countless hours reading general news stories about tortoises and turtles. At the time, he couldn’t find any site that was consolidating any news stories. Thinking like-minded chelonia enthusiasts might be interested, he started to do it himself through Twitter and, for a time, on tortoiseblog.com. Rodney has been re-publishing stories in various forms ever since.
Rodney brings his love of turtle and tortoise news to theTurtleRoom as the Editor of the World Turtle News, where he oversees the team and production of the WTN blog feature. Rodney works for the Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences at King’s College London as UNIX systems administrator.