Category Archives: Turtles & Tortoises

Tortoise territory battle in Collier

Private builders are looking to bring in business, but say a threatened tortoise species is in their way. Now, the county is trying to make a new gopher tortoise preserve, but there’s a fight over who gets to use it. … Continue reading

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Turtle, tortoise caretaker: Magalia man wants to bring public up to speed on plight of turtles, tortoises

Some folks are dog lovers; some people give their hearts to their cats. A Magalia man is dedicated to turtles and tortoises.

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Green turtle trapped in net off Mindoro, tagged, freed

A green turtle was found accidentally trapped in a fishing net along Verde Island Passage here early Wednesday morning and released back into the sea after it was measured and tagged, an environment official said Thursday.

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Watch out for Turtles

As may be expected this time of year, the Herald has received reports of turtle crossings … and turtle casualties.

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Gulf oil leak threatens baby turtles’ food

While researchers scoop up endangered sea turtles coated in oil in the Gulf, a scientist warns that this summer’s fragile turtle hatchings could choke on tiny tar balls as they feed off the Space Coast.

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