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Category: Turtles & reptiles
Gigantic Crocodile? The Thing Nightmares are Made Of!

There are some that are afraid of sharks, big whites, tiger sharks or even dog sharks.. However, even more sinister, is the croc!

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Attempts to Move Se Turtle Eggs Out of Gulf Oil Spill Proving Fruitful
Hawksbill turtle

We have all heard of the BP oil spill fiasco in the Gulf of Mexico. As the black goo made its way to the beaches of Alabama and Florida officials of those states began an effort to attempt to save the batch of sea turtles.

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Cane Toads Wiping the Floor With Crocs!
Cane Toad

Cane toads are killing off the freshwater crocodiles which make their home in the Victoria River District in Australia. The toads have been credited for the demise of hundreds of these crocs, and don’t show any sign of letting up any time soon.

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Inhumane Killing of Giant Alligator Sparks Public Outcry

People from all over the US have been crying foul, over the way an American woman killed a humongous 465 kilogram alligator in South Carolina.

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Two-Headed Turtle in Phuket Needs Name

Well, this is certainly interesting news. It appears that a two-headed turtle has gripped the attention of Phuket, and may turn into a full blow two-headed turtle mania if the media coverage is any indication.

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Rare “Princess” Turtle Makes Way Home After 32 Years
Leatherback Turtle

Well, they say turtles are slow, but this particular beauty made a surprise comeback to a Malaysian beach after an astonishing 32 years. A report issued Friday hailed this return as a “miracle” by conservationists and rekindling hope that the endangered species is not quite gone yet.

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Filipino Government Lays the Smackdown on People Poaching Sea Turtles
Hawksbill turtle

Two years after their detainment, 13 poachers, from Vietnam, who were caught with the dead bodies of 101 endangered Hawksbill turtles (known in scientific circles as Eretmochelys imbricata) near El Nido, northern Palawan, in the Philippines, have finally been convicted and sentenced to hefty fines along with some jail time.

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More Than 30 Dead Sea Turtles Found in Guatamala
Sea turtle

More than 30 sea turtles have washed up in Guatamala’s southern coast, dead, mutilated and showing signs of suffocation, authorities have reported.

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Crikey! Alligator Snapping Turtle Caught in England!
Alligator snapping turtle

A fisherman, Steve Bellion aged 23, was out at Earlswood Resevoir angling for carp when he caught a little more than he bargained for. He managed to reel in a 57 lb (27 kg) reptile!

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BP Facing Lawsuit to Stop Burning Sea Turtles
Green sea turtle

San Francisco, California – BP is in some very hot water over their practice of burning sea turtles, while trying to clean up their mess in the Gulf of Mexico.

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82 sea turtles hatch at SeaWorld

Last month, 82 Green sea turtles hatched at SeaWorld in San Diego, California.

The eggs hatched on Shipwreck Beach and the youngsters didn’t need any human aid to get out of their shells and into the water. The park had decided to let nature take its course by refraining from incubating the eggs or help the hatchlings emerge.

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Dragonfly nymphs responsible for the lack of frog legs (but frogs infested with nematodes may have a few to spare)

One of the most controversial environmental issues of the past decade now seems to have been solved thanks to the consolidated efforts of one U.S. and one U.K. researcher.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, researchers started getting reports of numerous deformed wild frogs and toads. Many of them missed a limb partly or completely, while others – even more strikingly – had extra legs or extra arms.

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Timer saves turtles?

A Cape Cod company is now launching a timer that might help save dwindling populations of sea turtles from being decimated by fishing nets.

The new device is a 7-inch (18 cm) long silver cylinder capable of keeping track of how long a net has been submerged. Federal research indicates that a vast majority of entangled sea turtles will survive if they are rescued and given a chance to breath within 50 minutes.

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Hawksbill turtle released back into the wild after eight months of rehabilitation

The juvenile Hawksbill turtle found near-dead 8 months ago with a plastic shopping bag lodged inside her belly has made a remarkable recovery and has now been released back into the ocean. The Hawksbill turtle is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of ThreatenSped ecies, so each specimen that can be rescued is important for the population.

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Mexico requests Emergency Rule to Protect Sea Turtles

After a request from the Mexico Fishery Management Council, NOAA’s* Fisheries Service announced an emergency rule to protect the threatened sea turtles living in the Gulf of Mexico.

The emergency rule, which was announced on April 30, will take effect on May 18. …..

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