What is exactly is a turtle?

Possibly the greatest debate in all vertebrate taxonomy is classifying the turtle. If you were to ask an expert about where turtles belong, well, it will depend upon the expert and which papers this expert has recently read. That’s because … Continue reading

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Turtle!

Photo by Matt Hammond. I didn’t get a photo of this turtle while snorkeling, but a member of my party got it. I actually drifted right over it! We saw an even larger green turtle later on, which was the … Continue reading

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Snapping turtle caught in the duck pond

The big snapping turtle that has been menacing the duck pond all summer was caught. The neighbors saw it near the bank and caught it with a net. And the turtle is no more! Snapping turtles are legal in West … Continue reading

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