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Reptiles and Amphibians in the News

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Sea Turtle Conservation News

North Carolina has a higher than average number of loggerhead sea turtle nests this year. (News source.)

An article here on a rehabilitated green sea turtle released in California waters.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Turtle Rehabbing

A profile here on some Louisiana turtle rehabilitators.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Sea Turtle Tourism Success

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island has attracted more than 120,000 visitors in a single year. (News source.)

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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Chelonian News

168 smuggled tortoises were seized by police in Bihar, India. (News source.)

16 sea turtles were rehabilitated and released here.

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Monday, May 5, 2008

Woman Helps Cobra

A woman in India found a wounded cobra, and treated it (antiseptic creams and feeding syringes of milk) despite neighbors requesting she put it back where she found it. (News source.)

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Monday, February 25, 2008

Turtles and a Tortoise

Nine juvenile sea turtles were released at a Florida beach after rehabilitation from red tide poisoning. (News source.)

A pet tortoise in the UK piled up the dry straw substrate in her terrarium under the heat lamp, and almost burned the house down. (News source.)

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Sea Turtles Released

16 sea turtles that were rehabbed after a red tide incident were released at a Melbourne, FL, beach. (News source.)

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Friday, December 7, 2007

Sea Turtles Released

Two rehabilitated sea turtles were released today near Sarasota near the Mote Marine Laboratory. (News source.)

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Monday, September 3, 2007

Sick Sea Snake

A yellow-bellied sea snake found on an Australian shore is recuperating in an aquarium before being released again. (News source.)

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Friday, August 3, 2007

Sea Turtle Rescued

A 325-lb green sea turtle found tangled in a buoy line at Virginia Beach will be treated and released. It appears to be pregnant. (News source.)

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Saturday, May 26, 2007

CT Scan for Sea Turtle

Veterinarians at Florida Veterinary Specialists recently did a CT scan of an injured sea turtle (species not given). The sea turtle had been hit by a boat prop and is unable to move its back legs. Its future status for rehabilitation and release is unknown until the extent of the injury can be determined. (News source.)

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