Turtles and Tortoises

Two-metre-long specimen could help researchers pin down how and when turtles developed traits such as their shell.

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06012-0
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On beaches from North Carolina to Texas and throughout the wider Caribbean, one of nature’s great seasonal events is underway. Adult female sea turtles are crawling out of the ocean, digging deep holes in the sand and laying eggs.

https://theconversation.com/beaches-are-becoming-safer-for-baby-sea-turtles-but-threats-await-them-in-the-ocean-92719
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The ornate box turtle, Nebraska’s only terrestrial native turtle, won a public poll asking people to pick the state’s official reptile. It had nearly double the votes of the secondplace finisher, the snapping turtle.

https://www.omaha.com/eedition/sunrise/articles/hail-the-ornate-box-turtle-nebraskans-favorite/article_ac32a0cf-90dc-5488-a3a2-d5506df287b8.html
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