World Turtle News, 06/14/2015
One lucky turtle has its shell repaired using the cable tie method and a Leopard tortoise has it’s final fitting for its 3-D printed shell, see the Turtle Repairs section. If you’re out and about on Virginia Beach, N.E.S.T have put up new signage to inform the public about sea turtles and how best to help them. A Hawksbill sea turtle released three yes ago is located 1000 miles from its release point; plus other stories about sea turtle festivals, releases and nesting, see the Conservation section. In India the railway police seize 259 tortoise and turtles are slowly dieing due to delayed release dates, see the Crime & Punishment section.
Turtle News From Around the World
Turtle nursed back to life after getting hit by car.
Tortoise has final fitting for prosthetic shell.
New signage will mark sea turtle nests in Virginia Beach.
Endangered turtle set free 3 years ago sighted far from ‘home’.
Turtle lovers shell out fun and awareness at festival.
SeaWorld releases rescued sea turtle into Playalinda Beach.
Saving the Turtles in Saint Lucia.
Turtles’ abode in peaceful coastal barangay in Antique.
Beach-goers rescue injured green sea turtle.
Turtle nesting in Northeast Wisconsin.
Turtle centre in Teluk Bahang National Park an educational treat for nature lovers.
Crime & Punishment
Police recover 259 tortoise from Farakka Exp bogie.
Another turtle dies; forest dept not paying for food expenses.
Pet tortoise feared to be stolen from Church Lane in East Peckham.
Turtles on the waterfront.
Did You Know…
The hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) is a critically endangered sea turtle. The have a wide range, found predominantly in tropical reefs of the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic Oceans. Of all the sea turtle species, E. imbricata is the one most associated with warm tropical waters. Two major subpopulations are acknowledged to exist, the Atlantic and Indo-Pacific subpopulations.
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