Have turtles always been able to retract their heads into their shells?
Turtles have discovered the fountain of youth: telomerase.
Scientists have been tracking over one hundred twenty turtles all over the Pacific with satellites.
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...
Although painted turtles don't have much else in common with automobiles, their wintertime coping strategies include antifreeze, too.
Where do the endangered green sea turtles spend their early years?
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.
It turns out that in reality turtles are also winners in the marathon race of life. "Death-defying Turtles" on this Moment of Science.
The Leatherback turtle is special because of its ability, unlike other sea turtles, to survive in cold waters.