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Let's take a closer look at that snapping turtle.

Following up on yesterday's video, here are the stills:  I like the curved line left by little monster's tail.Closer: I don't know for sure, but I am thinking this newly dug hole is turtle-related: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Turtles, Ann Althouse

Watch this turtle kick a lion out of his watering hole

"This watering hole isn't big enough for the both of us."
Tags: Video, News, Turtles, Animals, Lions

A car passenger is struck in the head by a flying turtle (in Florida, of course)

A woman and her 71-year-old mother were driving on Interstate 91 in Daytona Beach, Florida when something flew through the windshield and crashed into the mother's forehead, leaving her with a gash. They discovered the flying object was a live turtle. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Florida, News, Delightful Creatures, Turtles, Daytona Beach Florida, Unusual Projectiles

Turtle found living in the belly of a largemouth bass

Biologists from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission found this turtle living inside the belly of a largemouth bass. Their field notes on the matter are delightful: The sun rises over the grassy waters of the Florida Everglades, FWC biologists launch their airboats and prepare to collect largemouth bass. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Florida, News, Biology, Turtles, Animals, Wildlife Conservation Commission, Circle of Life, Florida Everglades FWC

Turtles, sexing it up

There they go, reproducing. Look at 'em go. Sea turtles doin' it in the waters off the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
Tags: Video, News, Funny, Sex, Turtles, Animals, Nature, Great Barrier Reef, Sexy, Turtles All The Way Down, I Like Tuttles

Cities need to embrace dark night skies

Brightness harms people’s and other creatures’ health, disrupts ecosystems and changes climate The post Cities need to embrace dark night skies appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Climate Change, Opinion, Turtles, Cancer, Diabetes, Birds, Migration, Insects, Carbon Dioxide, Openaccess, Arup, Cardiovascular Disease, Lockdown, The Enlightenment, Light Pollution, Thierry Cohen

Rare yellow turtle found in West Bengal

Indian Forest Service officer Debashish Sharma recently about the discovery of a rare all-yellow Flapshell Turtle in a pond in West Bengal. Today a Yellow Turtle was rescued from a Pond in Burdwan,WB. It's one kind of a rarely occuring Flapshell Turtle. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Turtles, Animals, Forest Service, Turtle, Pond, Turtles All The Way Down, West Bengal, Animal Friends, Rare Animals, Animal Oddities, Debashish Sharma, Burdwan WB

Here Are All the iOS and Android Emoji Coming This Fall—but I Really Only Care About the Turtle

Today is World Emoji Day, a “holiday” that is apparently a thing. To celebrate, both Google and Apple have shared some new emoji coming to Android 11 and iOS this year.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Turtles, Emoji, Android 11, Ios 14, The Turtle Is Back

"The scope of what some museums now call 'rapid response collecting' has expanded significantly in recent years."

"Curators often mingle with crowds, scoop up fliers and ask people to part with signs, or perhaps a piece of clothing. Such collecting has taken place at demonstrations around the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore in 2015, and during the 2014 protests in Ferguson, Mo., after the death of Michael Brown."From "Museums Collect Protest Signs to Preserve History in Real Time/Curators surveyed the area outside the White House on Wednesday for artifacts that will help record the emotional turmoil" (NY...
Tags: Photography, Law, Turtles, White House, Birds, Museums, Michael Brown, The moon, Baltimore, Freddie Gray, Ferguson Mo, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse

How to Help a Turtle Across a Road

If you’ve ever seen a turtle crossing the road—common in the springtime and early summer—you’ll help both the turtle and drivers if you can get it safely out of the way.Read more...
Tags: Turtles, Animals, Wildlife, Lifehacks

How do you count more than 60,000 sea turtles?

More than 64,000 endangered sea turtles are gathered in the world's largest nesting area near Raine Island, Australia, but who's counting? The Great Barrier Reef Foundation, that's who. Their researchers used harmless white paint to mark around 2,000 turtles and then flew a drone overhead. By determining the ratio of marked to unmarked turtles, they could then accurately estimate the total population. From “We’re taking action to improve and rebuild the island’s nesting...
Tags: Post, Video, Science, News, Turtles, Drones, Great Barrier Reef, Oceanography, Dunstan, Raine Island, Great Barrier Reef Foundation, Anna Marsden, Raine Island Australia, BarrierReef, Andrew Dunstan, Queensland Department of Environment and Science

Flying turtle smashes through Georgia driver's windshield

Latonya Lark wrote on Facebook: My prior delimer... Mr Turtle was found at fault but he did not have insurance. He got escorted to the Wildlife reserve, I got stuck with the bill. So beware Savannah of flying turtle on the Truman Parkway. My brother almost lost his head. Besides my sugar going off the roof.. I am fine but disturbed.. The Savannah NBC affiliate has some more details on the incident, which took place on Harry S. Truman Parkway near Montgomery Cross Road in Savannah. It's not clear...
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, Turtles, Georgia, Turtle, Ashley Williams, Savannah, Turtles All The Way Down, Windshield Repair, surprisingly not Florida Man, Watch Out For Flying Turtles, Latonya Lark, Truman Parkway, Savannah NBC, Montgomery Cross Road

Turtle crossing.

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Turtles, Trees, Ann Althouse

Baby turtles hatch in India

Few things are cuter than baby turtles. A video posted to Twitter by user Susanta Nanda IFS, a forest worker in the state of Odisha, India, confirms this beyond any doubt. It’s baby turtle hatching season in Odisha, and the video captures thousands of tiny, young olive ridley turtles moving across a beach toward the ocean in broad daylight. If you needed a dose of stress relief to welcome the coming weekend, this is it. A sight that casts magical spell year after year👍 Nearly 2 crore plu...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Turtles, Animals, India, All, Odisha, Nasi, Baby Turtles, Odisha India, Susanta Nanda IFS

"It’s tempting to see our attention economy as purely dystopian. It is nightmarish, after all, to compete with one another via avatars..."

"... for work, for sex, for companionship, for cash to pay our medical bills. But the rise of the attention economy also reveals a truth that the dandies of the café terrace did not realize: of course our selfhood is defined by the attention, and with it the love, of others. Even in the disembodied terrain of the Internet, we are utterly contingent creatures: not just self-makers or, God forbid, influencers, but beings dependent on the attention of others, an attention that, at its core, is not ...
Tags: Psychology, Law, Turtles, Poetry, Fox, Prayer, Paying Attention, The Web, Matisse, Burton, Laura, Weil, Charles Baudelaire, Ann Althouse, Christina Rossetti, Baudelaire

New Study Shows Sea Turtles Eat Plastic Because It Smells Like Food

There have been more than enough horrific viral videos of the turtles with straws stuck in their noses to show that plastic is a threat to them (I’ll spare you by not linking them). Studies have found that every minute, the equivalent of one dump truckload of plastic gets into the ocean, and researchers estimate every…Read more...
Tags: Science, Turtles, Plastic, Plastic Pollution, Sea Turtles, Its A Plastic World

The tortoise and the tourist.

I'm reading "More than tortoises: UW-Madison professor writes about the real Galapagos" (in The Wisconsin State Journal). This is an interview with Elizabeth Hennessy, author of "On the Backs of Tortoises: Darwin, the Galapagos, and the Fate of an Evolutionary Eden":I write about these imaginations we have about the Galapagos as a pristine, nearly untouched place. That really isn’t accurate, but it is often what tourists hear about the archipelago. And I think that does a disservice to the peopl...
Tags: Travel, Law, Turtles, Wisconsin, Ships, Darwin, Galapagos, UW Madison, Hennessy, Ann Althouse, Elizabeth Hennessy

The Marvellous Party.

"I Went to a Marvellous Party" is a 1938 song — I guess it's a rap song, no? — by Noël Coward.Noël Coward composed this song after he and Beatrice Lillie attended a beach party given by Elsa Maxwell in the south of France, an event which his memory placed in either 1937 or 1938. The lyrics in the first stanza are based on a real life experience of Coward and Lillie: The two were invited to "come as they were," but on arriving they discovered the other guests were formally dressed....I encountere...
Tags: Law, Obama, France, Turtles, Mitt Romney, Paul ryan, Cyril, Freda, Romney, Coward, Lillie, Noel Coward, Ann Althouse, Obama rhetoric, Beatrice Lillie, Homophobia Politics

'Bizarre’ Land Turtle Somehow Survived Mass Extinction That Killed the Dinosaurs

Very few land turtles managed to survive the meteor that wiped out the dinosaurs, but at least one species of primitive turtle managed to fend off extinction in the northern hemisphere, according to new fossils found in France.Read more...
Tags: Science, France, Turtles, Evolution, Reptiles, Paleontology, Mass Extinctions, Cretaceous Paleogene Extinction, Land Turtles

Patent for a toy turtle operated by houseflies

In 1926, Oscar Williams of San Diego, California was granted a patent on a toy turtle operated by houseflies buzzing around inside. From patent number US1591905A, "Artificial Animal": My invention relates to artificial animals with movable limbs and members operated by natural animals or insects and the objects of my invention are: First, to provide an animal of this class which in appearance resembles a natural animal and in which the limbs or members are movable substantially as those of ...
Tags: Post, Toys, News, Turtles, Weird, Patents, San Diego California, Oscar Williams

Oil Is Killing Brazil’s Turtles. No One Knows Where It’s From

The massive spill has already spread along the coasts of all nine states in Brazil’s northeast.
Tags: News, Turtles, Uncategorized, Brazil, Onetime

Turtle Returns to Beach to Lay Eggs, But Garbage Humans Have Paved it Over With a Runway

Sea turtles are famous for to lay their eggs. That’s exactly what this green sea turtle tried to do on Tuesday, only to find her beachy home had been turned into a runway.Read more...
Tags: Science, Turtles, Environment, Habitat Loss, Poor Turt, Turtle Returns

Here are a whole bunch of little albino turtles

I like these albino turtles. “What kind of pasta is this? Turtloni?” Albino turtles [via]
Tags: Post, News, Cute, Turtles, Nature, Wildlife, Aww

The Turtle House.

That's The Turtle house by Kurt Völtzke at El Gouna (Red Sea, Egypt), which I'm seeing this morning at the Wikipedia article "Cultural depictions of turtles." I got there because, after blogging about the Green Reaper, I went looking for other government-designed mascots. I'd thought of Smokey the Bear on my own, but that's the one that seems to make us think that the government should be in the mascot-designing business. I found a WaPo article from 2014, "It’s (almost) Smokey Bear’s birthday. H...
Tags: Astronomy, Law, Turtles, Wikipedia, Bacteria, Mythology, Architecture, United States, Egypt, Stephen Hawking, Mascots, Turtle, Federal Trade Commission, Turtles All The Way Down, Antonin Scalia, U S Supreme Court

Dozens of Stranded Sea Turtles Rescued After Indonesian Tsunami

Volunteer rescuers working on beaches along Sundra Strait have rescued more than 30 stranded sea turtles, following the Indonesian tsunami that has killed hundreds of people, the Guardian reports.Read more...
Tags: Science, Turtles, Conservation, Tsunamis, Sea Turtles, Sundra Strait, Indonesian Tsunami

Study finds microplastics in sea turtles around the world

The microplastics problem in the oceans has made its way to sea turtles in a big way. A new study from researchers at the University of Exeter and Plymouth Marine Laboratory along with Greenpeace Research Laboratories has found microplastics in the guts of every single turtle they tested — a total of 102 sea turtles. The researchers tested more than 100 sea turtles from all seven species and three different oceans, and they were looking for synthetic particles less than 5 mm in length. The most...
Tags: Science, Design, News, Turtles, Animals, Study, Environment, Research, Oceans, Plastic, Plastic Waste, Plastic Pollution, Duncan, University of Exeter, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Microplastics

Injured turtle outfitted with Lego wheelchair

Veterinarians at the Maryland Zoo outfitted an injured Eastern turtle with a wheelchair built from Lego. An employee of the zoo found the turtle whose shell had been injured in a nearby park. “He had multiple fractures on his plastron, the bottom part of his shell. Because of the unique placement of the fractures, we faced a difficult challenge with maintaining the turtle’s mobility while allowing him to heal properly,” said Ellen Bronson, the zoo's sensior director of animal health. From ...
Tags: Post, News, Maryland, Turtles, Animals, Lego, Ellen Bronson, Garrett Fraess

Box Turtle Close Up

This Box Turtle was crossing the road at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma when I stopped to photograph it. I have been seeing two or three of these Box Turtles just about every trip I make to this refuge this month.  I read that the average lifespan of adult box turtles is 50 years, while a significant portion lives over 100 years. I don't think I have seen or photographed the same turtle over the years but I like checking through my photos to see.   Box Turtle -...
Tags: Photography, Turtles, Animals, ISO, Wildlife, Oklahoma, Canon, Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, White Balance, Box Turtle

Three-toed Box Turtle Walking

You can see in this photograph why this Turtle is called the Three-toed Box Turtle. If you look close at the back foot you will see that it has three toes. I came across this Turtle at my place near the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. I read that in Arkansas, Three-toed Box Turtles were observed in grasslands in late spring, while in early spring, summer, and late fall they were found in forested areas. During dry times, they dig shallow burrows into leaf litter to conserve moisture....
Tags: Photography, Turtles, ISO, Wildlife, Arkansas, Canon, Turtle, Ouachita National Forest, White Balance, Three-toed Box Turtle, Turtle Ouachita National Forest Arkansas

Colorful Box Turtle

I came across this colorful box turtle while driving the tour road at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I think this is a male Three-toed Box Turtle. The Three-toed Box Turtle is the most common Box Turtle we have in this area (Three-toed box turtles are so named due to the number of toes on the back feet). I read that the males head and throat often display yellow, red, or orange spots which this one has. The eyes of mature males are usually red or reddish, whereas the female...
Tags: Photography, Turtles, Animals, Wildlife, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Reptiles, Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, Box Turtle, Three-toed Box Turtle