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Sea turtles with tumors fill Florida hospital

The young patient writhes on the operating table, kicking its flippers. A team of medical attendants turns it over, revealing an underbelly cluttered with tumors, some as big as golf balls.

dateFeb 07, 2016 in Ecology
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Vietnam's beloved sacred turtle dies: state media

A sacred giant turtle venerated as a symbol of Vietnam's independence struggle has died, state media said, prompting an outpouring of grief and fears the death bodes ill for an upcoming communist leadership handover.

dateJan 20, 2016 in Ecology
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Are you ready to track Gnaraloo's sea turtles?

Sea turtles are often thought of as majestic and serene and without a care in the world, but their numbers are dwindling around the world. To safeguard sea turtles who call WA home the Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program ...

dateDec 17, 2015 in Ecology
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New insights into the family tree of modern turtles

Today's sea turtles are the sole survivors of a once diverse ecosystem of marine reptiles from the age of dinosaurs. Sea turtles first appeared during the Cretaceous period, 130-140 million years ago and likely evolved from ...

dateNov 30, 2015 in Evolution
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