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Fossil of Giant Freshwater Turtle Discovered
Scientists have discovered the fossil of a giant ancient turtle that had a shell nearly six feet in size. It lives between 40,000 and 9,000 years ago. (March 18, 2024)

Scientists Unearth Fossil of Ancient Pig-Snouted Turtle
Scientists have unearthed the fossil of an ancient species of pig-snouted turtle in Utah. (October 21, 2015)

Sea Turtles Wear Swimsuits for Science
Sea turtles are wearing swimsuits so University of Queeensland researchers can obtain fecal samples for research. (October 9, 2015)

Ancient Sea Turtle Was Ten Feet Long
Paleontologists have determined that a huge ancient turtle was ten feet long after connecting two partial limb fossils. (March 25, 2014)

Ancient Turtle Used Its Snout Like a Straw When Feeding
An ancient turtle, Ocepechelon bouyai, that lived during the Mesozoic Era used its snout like a straw. (January 30, 2014)

Scientists Discover Leech Capable of Surviving Exposure to Extremely Low Temperatures
Scientists discovered a leech that is capable of sruving at extremely low temperature. The Ozobranchus jantseanus leech is a parasite of freshwater turtles. (January 24, 2014)

Study Finds Snapping Turtles Moving Into Urban Areas
A new study conducted by Universty of Missouri has found snapping turtles moving into urban areas. (August 27, 2013)

Two-Headed Turtle Born at San Antonio Zoo
A two-headed turtle recently hatched at the San Antonio Zoo. (June 28, 2013)

Animation: The Evolution of the Turtle Shell
Scientists create an animation of the origin of the turtle shell (May 31, 2013)

Endangered Sea Turtles Undergo Acupuncture Procedure
Endangered sea turtles are undergoing acupuncture prodcedures to help them get ready to return back to the wild. (May 22, 2013)

Rare Alligator Snapping Turtle Rescued by Wildlife Center of Texas
A rare alligator snapping turtle, Macrochelys temminckii, was rescued by the Wildlife Center of Texas. (May 2, 2013)

New Experiment Finds Some Drivers Intentionally Run Over Turtles
Nathan Weaver, a Clemson University student, conducted research to find ways to help box turtles that need to cross roads. (December 28, 2012)

Fossil of Turtle With Extremely Circular Tire Sized Shell Discovered
Paleontologist Carlos Jaramillo's group at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama and colleagues at North Carolina State University and the Florida Museum of Natural History have discovered the fossil of a previously unknown turtle species in northwestern South America. (July 11, 2012)

Over 20,000 Leatherback Turtle Eggs Crushed by Bulldozers in Trinidad
Thousands of leatherback sea turtle eggs were crushed by bulldozers in Trinidad. (July 10, 2012)

Ancient Giant Turtle Fossil Discovered
Paleontologists from North Carolina State University have discovered the fossilized remains of a 60-million-year-old South American giant turtle that lived in what is now Colombia. (May 17, 2012)

How to Help Snapping Turtles Trying to Cross the Road
Here are a couple videos about how to grab a snapping turtle without losing a finger. (August 3, 2011)

Rare Four-Eyed Turtle Hatched at Tennessee Aquarium
A rare four-eyed turtle (Sacalia quadriocellata) recently hatched at the Tennessee Aquarium. (June 1, 2011)

Study Underway to Determine Why Tiny Bog Turtles Are Getting Sick
The Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo veterinarians, U. (May 11, 2011)

Kemp's Ridley Turtle Hatchlings Released Into Gulf of Mexico
Thousands of endangered baby sea turtles are being released into the Gulf of Mexico from the Texas coast. (July 27, 2010)

Oil Spill: Dead Sea Turtles Washing Up Along Gulf Coast
Dead sea turtles are starting to wash up along the Gulf Coast. (May 3, 2010)

Georgia Sea Turtle Center Releases an Old Friend into the Sea
Dylan, a hatchling loggerhead sea turtle who was rescued on Jekyll Island almost 10 years ago, was released back into the ocean last week. (July 7, 2008)

Endangered Loggerhead Turtles Washing Up on UK Beaches
The Associated Press is reporting in the video below that endangered Loggerhead Turtles having been washing up on beaches in the UK and Ireland. (February 11, 2008)

Harriet the Giant Galapagos Tortoise Dies
The BBC reports that Harriet, a popular Giant Galapagos tortoise living at the Australia Zoo, has passed at away at age 175 from a heart attack. (July 5, 2006)