News tagged with turtle eggs

Ant queens lay more eggs as they age

Ant queens get better at laying eggs as they get older, researchers report in the Apr. 11 issue of the open access journal PLoS ONE. Furthermore, this high egg-laying rate did not shorten the queens' life spans, as would ...

dateApr 11, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Endangered turtle baby boom in Philippines

Globally endangered green turtles are enjoying a baby boom on remote Philippine islands as a three-decade protection programme starts to pay off, environment group Conservation International said Wednesday.

dateFeb 01, 2012 in Ecology
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Climate change threatens endangered freshwater turtle

The Mary river turtle (Elusor macrurus), which is restricted to only one river system in Australia, will suffer from multiple problems if temperatures predicted under climate change are reached, researchers from the University ...

dateJul 03, 2011 in Ecology
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Turtle embryos move to bask in the sun

( -- Turtles, like the majority of reptiles, are unable to regulate their own body heat and use their environment to control their temperature. In order to stay warm, reptiles will bask in this sun. Researchers ...

dateMay 25, 2011 in Plants & Animals report
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