House acts to protect endangered marine turtles, sea otters

House acts to protect marine turtles, sea otters

WASHINGTON — The southern sea otter and the marine turtle would get federal assistance in their struggles to survive under bills the House passed Tuesday.

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Forest officials seize rare turtles in Siliguri

SILIGURI - Forest officials seized 46 Indian soft shell turtles from two smugglers in Siliguri.

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Secret behind turtles’ upper shells lies in muscle-bone ‘origami’

turtle-shellWASHINGTON - It is due to a unique feat of “origami” with their muscles and bones that turtles develop their upper shells, according to a new study.

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Flights briefly delayed at NYC airport after 78 turtles emerge from bay, crawl onto runway

Turtles crawl on runway, delay flights at JFK

NEW YORK — A runway at New York City’s Kennedy Airport was shut down Wednesday morning after 78 turtles emerged from the bay and crawled onto the tarmac.

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Turtle Town celebrates 60th anniversary of hunt for legendary snapper dubbed Beast of Busco

Beware the legendary Best of ‘Busco in Ind. town

CHURUBUSCO, Ind. — Crunch is no Beast of ‘Busco, but he’s a decent stand-in for a legendary snapping turtle purportedly the size of a rowboat.

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World’s largest leatherback turtle habitat identified

PRETORIA - Scientists have identified Gabon in West Africa as the home of the world’s largest leatherback turtle population.

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World’s largest leatherback sea turtle population identified

WASHINGTON - In a new research, an international team of scientists has identified the world’s largest leatherback sea turtle population in Gabon, West Africa.

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West Bengal railway staff rescue over 1000 turtles from smugglers

KOLKATA - Railway staff has rescued over 1000 turtles from smugglers at the Howrah Railway station. It has handed over the turtles to the forest department.

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Ben 10, Ninja Turtles ‘giving millions of kids nightmares’: Poll

LONDON - Children’s television shows like Ben 10, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Power Rangers are so violent that they give millions of under-sevens nightmares, claims a new poll.

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75-million-year-old turtle goes through CT scan for eggs

WASHINGTON - A 75-million-year-old turtle went under the CT scan at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital recently for the presence of eggs, embryos etc.

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