World Turtle News, 08/04/2016
Nesting Record-Breaking Season in Florida
While last year’s total number of sea turtle nests was 2,802, this year’s total is 4,193. On a distance that spreads 35 miles at least one turtle egg has hatched on each Mote-monitored beach. To help with the hatchling disorientation problem, the Town of Longboat Key will reinforce its Marine Turtle Protection Ordinance to improve the management of artificial lighting and obstacles.
Turtle News From Around the World
Rescuing a loggerhead sea turtle
Kemp’s ridley sea turtle Patrol
More than 100 volunteers helped at Golden Bay in the surveillance of the turtle eggs
Sleepless for Sea Turtles: Padre Island Scientist’s Devotion Pays Off
SPiny softshells are invading Massachussetts
Lake Havasu High School Donates Nature Habitat For Students
Health & Medical
MERR assisted in the rescue of a Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle
The wood turtle, Glyptemys insculpta, currently has a conservation status of “endangered”. It grows to a carapace length of 14 to 20 centimeters and its defining characteristic being the pyramidal pattern on its upper shell.
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Photo from Marc Ellis.