Sunday, May 29, 2016

Technology Saves a Tortoise!

CHECK THIS OUT!! Brazilian tortoise Freddy lost his shell (and home) from a brushfire and the volunteer group Animal Avengers from Sao Paolo stepped in to rebuild him a new 3-D carapace! Read the amazing story here.

Freddy's new shell was completely reconstructed using 3D technology!
(Thanks to Raymond in Amsterdam for this story!)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Keep Your Beach Clean

Please remember to keep your local beaches and waterways free of garbage that can make its way into the water! Plastic bags are a particular threat, since sea turtles can mistake them for jellyfish — one of their main prey sources — causing them to starve or die. Additionally, turtles can choke or become entangled in fishing gear like nets and hooks, as sadly pictured here.

This sea turtle has a fishing hook lodged in its esophagus, rescued by the Sea Turtle Hospital
in Topsail Island, North Carolina. (Photo: Oceana / Cory Wilson)

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Meet My Mate Maxine

Folks, I have a new home in this scenic koi pond and also a new lady friend, Maxine! You heard that right! We spent the winter together in our new magical, outdoor space and now can't wait for the summer season to begin!

Maxine (top) and Henry (bottom)