Putting LED lights on float lines of 864 fishing gillnets reduced the bycatch of sea turtles by 74.4% & by 70.8% for dolphins, whales, & porpoises. The same amount of targeted fish were caught by both 864 lighted gillnets & 864 unlighted gillnets in a study of 3 ports in Peru from 2015 - 2018. in.mashable.com/science/9…
Eric Goode, the director of Tiger King, is a lifelong conservationist who protected over 65,000 acres of habitat for endangered turtles and tortoises through his his non-profit, the Turtle Conservancy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eri…
Some animals like Crocodiles, alligators and a few tortoises and turtles do not age physically, and can not die of physical old age. They die of deceases, accidents, predators, and other causes. awesci.com/crocodiles-do-…
There are bronze statues of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (and Splinter) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, donated by their comics co-creator & university alum Peter Laird. umass.edu/gateway/feature…
Snapping Turtles were used to find dead bodies in rivers, ponds, and lakes before scuba gear was invented. (Last paragraph of article) tgonaturecenter.org/educa…
All tortoises are turtles, but not all turtles are tortoises. britannica.com/story/what…
There is a turtle, named Hope, who was born with an exposed heart. This case is a very unique and has never been seen in a turtle before. youtu.be/c3s4n8MI2u4
Common kingsnakes (Lampropeltis getula) are notorious ophiophages, and will consume rattlesnakes as readily as they will garter snakes. Immune to the venom of native pit vipers and capable of consuming a snake nearly as long as they are, kingsnakes also consume frogs, lizards, turtles & rodents. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kin…
Turtles and tortoise don't "live in their shells", they ARE their shells, their spine is inside the shell. dkfindout.com/us/animals-…
In 1975, the FDA banned the sale of turtles with a shell less than four inches long. The CDC estimates that the ban averts 100,000 cases of Salmonella infectionsβ€”salmonellosisβ€”each year in US children. arstechnica.com/science/2…
Some cultures use remoras to catch turtles. When a turtle is sighted from a boat, a remora is released attached by a rope; it heads directly for the turtle and fastens itself to the turtle's shell, and then both remora and turtle are hauled in. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rem…
Lego Mindstorms was named after Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas, a book arguing the benefits of teaching computer literacy in primary and secondary education written by Seymour Papert, an AI pioneer and the co-creator of Turtle graphics and the LOGO programming language en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leg…
All tortoises are turtles but not all turtles are tortoises. britannica.com/story/what…
β€œTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” was released as β€œTeenage Mutant Hero Turtles” in the UK because the word β€œninja” was considered too violent. mentalfloss.com/article/3…
(some?) butterflies in drink turtle tears for dietary sodium. mnn.com/earth-matters/ani…
No species of turtle nurtures their children. Turtles mothers find a location on land to dig a nest and lay their eggs. After they lay their eggs, they walk away. It’s up to the babies to fend for themselves once they hatch. wildsea.eu/blog-en/10-sur…
Today I learned about the Mary River punk-haired turtle edgeofexistence.org/speci…
Turtles and lizards are more closely related to birds than they are to each other. news.yale.edu/2014/05/05/…
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon was created to sell the toy line by Playmates. They'd produce toys based on the darker indie comic only if they got a cartoon to promote it. They got different colored masks so kids could tell them apart and toned down drastically so parents wouldn't mind mentalfloss.com/article/3…
Plastic and petroleum were originally environmental saviours, because they eliminated the need to kill whales, elephants, turtles, and many other creatures for their materials. scientificamerican.com/ar…
The animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series had to be heavily censored in the UK due to controversy over "Ninja" weapons and the the catch phrase "Bummer" being slang for anal sex. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tee…
Robin Williams, who was a big fan of the Ninja Turtles, provided Judith Hoag (who plays April O'Neil) with information regarding her character through his comic book collection. tulsaworld.com/news/local…
The gopher tortoise is a species of turtle native to the southeastern United States. The gopher tortoise is seen as a keystone species because it digs deep burrows that provide shelter for at least 360 other animal species, often preserving their lives during conflagrations. nature.org/en-us/about-us…
Bearded vultures seize turtles and fly high above the ground to release the reptile, typically over rocky ground or onto large rocks or boulders. These vultures will repeat the exercise if the shell of the turtle does not break after the first attempt. sciencing.com/animals-eat…
The Mary River turtle, native only to the Mary River in Australia, is known for the algae sprouts that often grow on its body and even on its head. Remarkably, the turtle can breathe out of gill-like glands in its cloaca, used for both mating and excretion, and stay under water for up to 3 days. edgeofexistence.org/speci…
In 1930, George Stathakis, went over Niagara falls in a barrel. Upon impact, the barrel was stuck behind a curtain of water and could not be recovered for 18 hours. Stathakis took the plunge with his pet turtle, which was said to be around 150 years old. The turtle survived the ordeal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
In 1849, a fossil arm bone from a 10 foot long sea turtle was discovered in a streambed in New Jersey. In 2012, an amateur paleontologist found the other half of the same bone and the two halves were reunited after more than 160 years apart sci-news.com/paleontology…
Because there are no surviving specimens of the heavily armoured Korean "turtle ship", historians still debate about what the ships actually looked like, though most now agree that they were in fact turtle-shaped en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jap…
Butterflies congregate on turtles' and crocodilians' eyes to drink their tears. They need salt and the tears of these reptiles are an easy way to obtain it. bbc.com/earth/story/20151…
Leatherback sea turtles, the largest turtles on the planet, are among the fastest reptiles. Capable of bursts up to 22mph in the water. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fas…
The big-headed turtle of SE Asia has a skull of solid bone that is so large in proportion to its body that it cannot be withdrawn into its shell for protection. It has legs covered with large scales and a tail that is very long and muscular, the longest tail relative to body size of any turtle. animaldiversity.org/accou…
Turtles can "breathe" through their butts mcgill.ca/oss/article/did…
Some species of turtle can breathe through their butt. When hibernating under ice-covered water, the turtles cannot come up to breathe. Since their metabolism is so slow in winter, they don't need much oxygen, so they are able to obtain it by sucking water into the cloaca. theconversation.com/the-s…
After "the world’s largest beach clean-up" at Mumbai's Versova beach, Olive Ridley turtles returned to lay eggs for the first time in 20 years. globalcitizen.org/en/cont…
Alligator Snapping Turtles can live over 150 years, and some have been found with musketballs and flint arrowheads in their shells reptilesmagazine.com/Rept…
Remoras' front dorsal fins have evolved to enable them to adhere by suction to the smooth surfaces of a host animal such as whale, turtle, shark or ray. Remoras get a free ride and protection, thus saving them valuable energy.The remora is doing its host a huge service by hoovering up parasites. sharktourshawaii.com/blog…
4.5 trillion cigarette butts are littered each year, and just a single one is enough to kill fish in a stream. Cigarette fragments have been found in 70 percent of seabirds and 30 percent of sea turtles. agreenerfuture.ca/news/20…
In the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle comics, the turtles enjoyed beer and not pizza youtu.be/VLZlPPzWp0o
Yugioh has made more money than The Simpsons, X-Men, Lord of The Rings, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, James Bond, Transformers, Call of Duty, Sesame Street, Spongebob, Power Rangers, Looney Tunes, Frozen, Superman, Star Trek, World of Warcraft, Twilight, Seinfeld, Friends, or League of Legends. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
In 1830s Argentina, women would wear 3 to 4 feet wide combs in their hair made of turtle shells. americanhistory.si.edu/bl…
Chuck Lorre (of Big Bang Theory, etc) co-wrote the theme song to 1987's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV show en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles initially started off as a single-issue self-published parody by its two creators, parodying Daredevil and similar comics. It slowly but surely achieved mainstream recognition after it was noticed by a licensing agent, and became a major bestselling success. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tee…
Sylvester Stallone is still pals with turtles from original β€˜Rocky’ They're 44 years old. nypost.com/2019/05/24/syl…
English language differenciates turtles and tortoises while mine (French) only has one word for both which is "tortue" nationalgeographic.com/ne…
The Imperial Tortoise Beetle (Stolas imperialis) is indigenous to Brazil and bears a striking resemblance to a turtle. They are among the most brilliantly colored among beetles, and native populations are known to use them as jewelry. They are generally less than half an inch in length. allspecies.fandom.com/wik…
Tmnt was called teenage mutant hero turtles in the UK because ninjas were seen to be too violent for children. mentalfloss.com/article/9…
The theme to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV show was co-written by Chuck Lorre, who went on to create myriad sitcoms. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tee…
Turtles can breathe through their butts. It’s called cloacal respiration and it happens during winter hibernation in near frozen lakes. blogs.discovermagazine.co…
Steve Irwin discovered a new species of turtle in the early eighties, in 1990 he brought one in for identification and the new species was officially named Elseya irwini. australiazoo.com.au/conse…
Scientists have succeeded in growing small sections of sea turtle skin in the lab. popsci.com/4-ways-skin-gr…
, that Chuck Lorre, the producer of huge TV hits like Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory co-wrote the soundtrack for the original 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. In the theme song, whenever a line is spoken (not sung), that is Chuck Lorre's actual voice (that's a fact, Jack!). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…
Chuck Lorre, of Two and a Half Men fame, wrote the theme song for the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon youtube.com/watch?v=FKcn8…
Turtles can have bellybuttons natureblog.org/around-the…
Sea turtles are among the most ancient animals still in existence today with the oldest fossil dating back 215 million years – older than the oldest dinosaur. phys.org/news/2012-10-wor…
In taxonomy that all tortoises are turtles but not all turtles are tortoises. Same thing with frogs and toads all toads are frogs but not all frogs are toads. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tur…
Some baby turtles talk to each other while they are still in their eggs so that they all hatch together. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
George Stathakis went down Niagara Falls in a barrel. However, the barrel got stuck behind a curtain of water and he could not be recovered for 18 hours. He only had air supply for eight hours and died of suffocation. Stathakis went down with his 150 year old turtle, which survived the ordeal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Japan has installed β€œTurtle Tunnels” underneath their train tracks to prevent them from being killed or from derailing a train boredpanda.com/turtle-tun…
A University of Clemson student conducted an experiment in identifying ways to help turtles successfully cross roads. He placed a fake turtle in a road to observe driver behavior and disturbingly found that six percent of people deliberately went out of their way to hit the turtle. huffpost.com/us/entry/237…
Turtles will always be male if eggs kept below 81.86F and always female if above 87.7F en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tem…
In 1930, George Stathakis went over Niagara Falls in a barrel with his 150-year-old pet turtle. George died but the turtle was recovered unharmed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Despite their reputation, there are no proven cases of a common snapping turtle biting someone's finger or toe off en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
Fishermen held an endangered turtle hostage in exchange for Galapagos fishing access, and won. theguardian.com/environme…
The velociraptors' raspy barks from Jurassic Park were actually cut from raunchy turtle bits. "It's somewhat embarrassing, but when the raptors bark at each other to communicate, it's a tortoise having sex," Jurassic Park sound designer Gary Rydstrom told NY Mag. gizmodo.com/jurassic-park…
Turtles do not produce saliva and must go underwater to swallow their food scienceabc.com/nature/ani…
, Paul Peterson, aka St. Paul, who's had a song titled Every Heart Needs A Home, which was featured in the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie was also a replacement keyboardist for Monte Moir in the R&B/funk band The Time for a short time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pau…
The sex of a Sea Turtle is determined by how hot or cold the sand is in which they are laid. Warmer temperature produces females, while colder temperature produces males. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
India once released 25,000 flesh-eating turtles into the Ganges to eat the remains of corpses buried in the river after incomplete burning. The locals ate the turtles. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Turtles can feel things that touch their shell, yet can't feel pain through their shell. austinsturtlepage.com/Inf…
Many turtles and tortoises are kept in refrigerators to artificially hibernate over the winter. tortoisetrust.org/article…
U-shaped channels are installed under railroad tracks in Japan to help turtles cross from one side to the other, preventing both delayed trains and squashed turtles. youtu.be/rJZU5wiZmoE
If you remove a box turtle from the wild and don't put them back in the location you found them they will most likely die looking for their home. boxturtles.com/box-turtle…
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are a parody of Daredevil, e.g. the turtles were changed in the same chemical spill and they fight β€œThe Foot” instead of β€œThe Hand.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tee…
The turtles, Cuff and Link from the original Rocky movie, are still alive and are 45 years old. nypost.com/2019/05/24/syl…
Some species of Turtles, during their underwater hibernation period, can diffuse oxygen and carbon dioxide in and out through their Cloaca in a process called Cloacal Respiration, meaning they can literally breath through their ass. mcgill.ca/oss/article/did…
The original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles wore the same color masks. mashable.com/2016/10/04/t…
Today I learned that in the backstory for Super Mario, all the mushroom people got turned into objects by the Koopa Turtles Magic. This is why a lot of inanimate objects in Super Mario (ex. Bricks, stones and clouds) have eyes on them legendsoflocalization.com…
Turtles eat small birds such as pigeons youtu.be/E8rU-bLYM7Y
The sex of sea turtles is determined by the incubation temperature of the eggs. If the incubation temperature is below 81.86 Fahrenheit (27.7 celsius) then the hatchlings are male.If it is above 87.8 Fahrenheit (31 celsius) then hatchlings are female.Inbetween values produce male and female oceanservice.noaa.gov/fac…
Uncle Phil (James Avery) from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air was the voice of Shredder in the original 1980’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cartoon, while Kaneda from Akira (Cam Clarke) voiced Leonardo. wikipedia.org/wiki/Teenag…
Mazunte, now home to the Mexican National Turtle Center, was the site of a sea turtle slaughterhouse until 1990. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maz…
Turtles spend their entire lives in one area (homebodies) and should not be moved far from where they are found or they get distressed. matts-turtles.org/helping…
Not all turtles have a hard shell. Some have a soft, pliable, leathery back en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
George R. R. Martin who wrote and created Game Of Thrones through the book series A Song of Ice and Fire began his writing career as a child writing about his pet turtles and them competing over "The Turtle Throne." thewrap.com/george-r-r-ma…
Ben & Jerry's has a graveyard for ice cream flavors like "Turtle Soup" that failed. businessinsider.com/faile…
Some Turtles can breathe through their butts it’s called Cloacal Respiration. pbs.org/newshour/science/…
Butterflies sometimes drink turtle's tears to get the necessary sodium for their diet bbc.com/earth/story/20151…
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was originally released in the UK as Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles, due to controversy surrounding ninjas and related weapons such as nunchaku. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tee…
Butterflies will drink turtle tears when they need salt video.nationalgeographic.…
Charles Darwin ate many exotic animals he discovered including the Galapagos turtle io9.gizmodo.com/what-did-…
The last surviving veteran of the Crimean War (1853-1856) passed away in 2004. Timothy the turtle served as a mascot in the Royal Navy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim…
Sea turtle's sex is determined by the temperature not sex chromosomes! youtu.be/5Rmv3nliwCs?t=89
About the Mary River Turtle, also known as the green-haired turtle, due to the fact that many specimens are covered with growing strands of algae which resemble hair. They use bimodal respiration, and are capable of absorbing oxygen via their genitals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Many aquatic turtles employ cloacal breathing... turtles breath through their buttholes. jstor.org/stable/3889486
Today I learned about the "Turtle", a one-man submarine made out of wood invented to combat the British during the American Revolutionary War connecticuthistory.org/da…
Steve Irwin once discovered a new species of turtle while on a fishing trip with his father and he had the honor of naming it. It's called Irwin's Turtle (Elseya irwini). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irw…
In 1903 Turtle Mountain in Alberta, Canada partially collapsed and buried part of the town of Frank. It remains Canada's deadliest landslide to date en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tur…
When George R.R. Martin was young, he wrote stories about a mythical kingdom populated by his pet turtles. The turtles died frequently in their toy castle, so he finally decided they were killing each other off in "sinister plots". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…

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