Wisdom From The Experts Pt 4 & 5 Two Turtle and Tort experts, two related pieces of wisdom to share about turtle and tortoise anatomy! Lori Neuman-Lee, PhD (@CheloniaGirl ), prof at Utah State University, says – “I wish people knew that turtles can’t come out of their shells…because their shells are part of their...
Words of Wisdom from the Experts Pt 3- “I wish people knew how smart turtles are. They learn quickly where their food comes from; if from a human then they learn that specific person” Is what Michelle Kelly (@MichelleKellyCW), public speaker about Reptiles and amphibians, wishes more people knew about turtles and tortoises. Those of...
Words of wisdom from the experts pt 2 Check out this INCREDIBLE photo by Amanda Hipps, @biophilamanda, one of the experts who responded to our #worldturtleday question. Amanda studies the animals that live in gopher tortoise burrows. In case you didn’t know, gopher tortoise burrows are home to hundreds of other animals. Their status as endangered directly...
This year, in honor of #WorldTurtleDay, we asked herpetologists, biologists, rescues, and rehabbers, to tell us what they wish more people knew about Turtles and Tortoises. Starting today we’ll be sharing a few responses a day! Let’s learn more about the animals we love from people who have devoted their lives to protecting them. Biologist...
Have I mentioned yet how much I adore the writers of Elementary?
.@ELEMENTARYstaff how do you teach moderation to a creature as adorable as this? 😂
You do you clyde…
A cold-stunned sea turtle, rescued by Mass Audobon volunteers, has been discovered to have only one lung.
Only about 2-3 years old, it was being checked for pneumonia when the abnormality was discovered.
The aquarium says being born with one lung is an extremely rare medical condition for a vertebrate, and this turtle dramatically defied the odds to live this long.
The little guy is under the care of the New England Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Hospital and they are hopeful it will be released into the ocean eventually.
This time of year is critical for volunteers and staff at the sea turtle hospital.
The annual sea turtle stranding season occurs in November and December on Cape Cod. Mass Audubon volunteers and staff search the beaches for cold-stunned turtles.
More great work by the Sea Turtle Hospital and all the volunteers that comb the beaches for distressed sea turtles. Sending all our good luck to this little guy, who has already proven he’s one tough shell 🙂