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Posts tagged turtles

December 23, 2011

 

baby leatherback turtle being held by human

Sea Turtles Lead Scientists On A Wild Adventure

Scientists have been tracking over one hundred twenty turtles all over the Pacific with satellites.

December 6, 2011

 

painted turtle

Surviving Winter Underwater

Adult painted turtles head underwater, where they'll spend the winter on the bottom of a lake, pond, or river but they use some tricks to survive the cold...

December 5, 2011

 

painted turtle

Painted Turtles Have A Natural Antifreeze

Although painted turtles don't have much else in common with automobiles, their wintertime coping strategies include antifreeze, too.

February 25, 2008

 

Green Turtle Swimming

The Case of the Missing Sea Turtles

Where do the endangered green sea turtles spend their early years?

November 29, 2007

 

Two baby snapping turtles

Turtles: Cute but Contaminated

Did you have a pet as a child? Maybe a dog, cat or a turtle? Turtles actually carry salmonella, a bacterium that can cause poisoning.

September 27, 2003

 

Death-defying Turtles

It turns out that in reality turtles are also winners in the marathon race of life. "Death-defying Turtles" on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

The Leatherback Turtle, Part 2

The Leatherback turtle is special because of its ability, unlike other sea turtles, to survive in cold waters.

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