Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Turtle Attacks Napolean!

The Death of Boney by Sir Wm Biscuit 
Glorious news from the 1809 expedition showing Sir William Curtis leaning from a small open boat towards the shore where a turtle is attacking Napoleon.


Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Monday, September 21, 2020

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Nova Scotia Lore

1956 Advertisement in La Domenica del Corriere reported this giant turtle was seen by the crew of the fishing boat "Rhapsody" off the coast of Nova Scotia


Thursday, August 20, 2020

For Sale

Some days, I just want to check out and put it up for SALE.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Attack Turtle!

Watch out kitties! I'm coming for you!


All I can say is "go, man, go!"

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

My Cousin: The Razor-Backed Musk Turtle



Razor-backed Musk Turtle is found in the states of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, Florida and Louisiana and native to the U.S.

The razor-backed musk turtle grows to approximately 6 inches in length. It has a brown-colored shell, with black markings at the edges of each scute. The shell has a distinct, sharp keel down the center of its length, giving the species its common name. The body is typically grey-brown in color, with black spotting, as is the head, which tends to have a bulbous shape to it. It has a long neck, short legs, and a sharp beak. Males can usually be distinguished from females by their longer tails.

They are almost entirely aquatic, spending most of their time in shallow, heavily vegetated, slow-moving creeks or ponds. The only time they typically venture onto land is when females lay their eggs. When a razor-backed musk turtle feels threatened, it will release a foul odor, similar to a skunk's. Their diet consists primarily of aquatic invertebrates, including freshwater clams, crayfish, snails and various insects. They also feed on fish and carrion. Its relatively small size, and ease of care makes it a more attractive choice as a pet turtle for many keepers.


Photos:  www.joelsartore.com

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Adopt a Sea Turtle!

Sea turtles have outlived almost all prehistoric animals with which they once shared the planet. Having survived the extinction of the dinosaurs, marine turtles still inhabit the oceans’ open waters and coastal habitats, feeding on jellyfish and other aquatic plants and animals. Critically endangered, the sea turtle is at risk from many factors, including habitat destruction, entanglement in fishing gear, hunting and egg collection, climate change and pollution.

Adopting a sea turtle (virtually) from the World Wildlife Organization makes a great gift to yourself or anyone that loves the creatures of our planet.

Click here to get details on adopting a sea turtle.


Sunday, June 14, 2020

Run, Babies, Run!

Sea Turtle hatchlings get a little help before making a dash for the ocean~

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Meet Murtle


















Murtle the Turtle is a large sculpture of a turtle located in the southern California desert town of Joshua Tree.

Address:  61597 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA

If you're going, take the Twenty Nine Palms Highway roadside in Joshua Tree, CA., to a parking lot near a laundromat.





Wednesday, April 15, 2020

No Distancing Practice Here!

Loggerheads on the Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelle Islands refuse to practice social distancing. (Thanks @thomaspeschak on IG for this image!)