CT scanning performed on prehistoric turtle to find skull, eggs, embryos

WASHINGTON - The fossilised remains of a 75-million-year-old turtle, only the second in the world found with eggs inside it, underwent CT scanning at Bozeman Deaconess hospital recently.

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Prehistoric Leatherback turtles threatened with extinction

leatherback-turtleWASHINGTON - In a new study, it has been determined that the prehistoric leatherback turtles, who survived even the extinction of dinosaurs, are now threatened with extinction themselves, all thanks to humans.

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Orissa factory turns lights off to let turtles breed

BHUBANESWAR - A chemical factory in Orissa has been keeping dozens of halogens lights switched off for the past two days to ensure mass nesting of endangered Olive Ridley turtles in a nearby beach, an official said Tuesday.

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West Bengal fishermen held for fishing at turtle site

BHUBANESWAR - At least 10 fishermen from West Bengal were arrested for fishing in the prohibited area of a turtle nesting site in Orissa’s Kendrapada district, officials said Sunday.

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Wetlands getting choked by hyacinth, pollutants

SHIMLA - Wetlands in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, home to many beautiful and rare birds and other animals, are shrinking gradually threatened by unchecked hyacinth growth, siltation and pollutants dumped in the waters by towns that have sprung up nearby.

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Asiatic turtle migrated to America over a tropical Arctic

TORONTO - Fossils of a tropical fresh water Asian turtle that surfaced in Arctic Canada suggest they migrated to North America not around Alaska but directly across a freshwater sea floating atop the warm, salty Arctic Ocean.

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Crocodile population in Orissa forest goes up

BHUBANESWAR - The population of saltwater crocodiles in Orissa’s Bhitarkanika National Park, the world’s largest rookery of Olive Ridley turtles, has gone up to 1,572 this year from 1,498 in January 2008. In 2006, the Guinness Book of World Records adjudged a 23-foot-long saltwater crocodile from Bhitarkanika the biggest crocodile in the world.

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Search on for a turtle species in Himachal Pradesh (With Image)

SHIMLA - A search is on at a Himachal Pradesh sanctuary for a species of turtle not earlier known to be found in the state after scientists here made a chance discovery of its carcass.

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