flashouilleurfou:

Tortue :_“Je suis enfin tranquille, j’ai échapper aux géant marron poilu masqué ,mais……
Attend……..
Oui je reconnais ce drôle bruit…….
Il n’est pas loin….. ’
Mince il m’‘a eu
Grrrr la prochaine fois je pe cacherai mieux
Mauditsois tu @flashouilleurfou.”
Moi :“ mouahahahahahah😈😈😈😈😈😈, je les prendrai tous en photos, oui tous mouahahahahah 😈😈😈😈😈😈😈. ”

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.Turtle :_“I am finally quiet, I escaped the giant masked hairy brown, but……
Waiting……..
Yes I recognize this funny noise…….
It is not far away….. ’
Thin he got me
Grrrr next time I can hide better
Damn you @flashouilleurfou.”
Me: “muahahahahahah😈😈😈😈😈😈, I will take pictures of them all, yes all muahahahahah 😈😈😈😈😈😈😈.”

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Photo and Edit @flashouilleurfou #flashouilleurfou

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typhlonectes:

Desert Tortoise baby at 

Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA

We are celebrating Tortoise Week in Joshua Tree! This unique species has been on planet earth for an estimated 15-20 million years and can live to 100 years old. They spend around 95% of their time underground in burrows up to 30 feet in length. When they do come out they’re usually looking for a mate or to consume a diet of grasses, wildflowers, cactus pads, and wild fruit.

Unfortunately, tortoise populations have plummeted in recent decades due to habitat loss, drought, disease, and increased raven predation. This has caused them to now be classified as a federally threatened species, one category away from endangered.

photograph: NPS / Danial Elsbrock

typhlonectes:

A new oval bycatch reduction device might spell relief for diamondback terrapins

Diamondback terrapins have always found it hard to catch a break.

Up through the first third of the last century, terrapins were at the top of the list of luxury foods. Joseph Mitchell had a 1930s piece in The New Yorker reporting on a firm in the Fulton Fish Market that sold 2,000 quarts of diamondback terrapin stew a year.

A patchwork of state and federal regulations keep America’s only truly estuarine turtle from being served up as seafood, variously classifying terrapin as endangered, threatened or species of concern throughout the species’ East Coast range.

Randy Chambers explains that diamondback terrapins continue to be unintended victims of the seafood industry, as they end up drowning as bycatch in crab traps. Chambers, the director of William & Mary’s Keck Environmental Field Laboratory, is leading a team that’s trying to find a way to keep turtles out of the traps in the first place…

Read more: https://phys.org/news/2021-09-oval-bycatch-reduction-device-relief.html