Turtles are disappearing – and that could spell disaster

Turtles survived the massive extinction event that took out the dinosaurs more than 60 million years ago. But climate change, habitat loss and exploitation from the commercial pet industry have now decimated global turtle populations. Of the 356 turtle species scientists know about today, more than half are endangered or have already gone extinct. As their numbers continue to decline, scientists say their loss will alter ecosystems around the world. Dwindling Numbers Turtles were once

Where Have All The Turtles Gone?

Turtles survived the massive extinction event that took out the dinosaurs more than 60 million years ago. But climate change, habitat loss and exploitation from the commercial pet industry have ...

Fri 14 Sep 18 from Discover Magazine

Turtle species decline may impact environments worldwide

Approximately 61 percent of the world's 356 turtle species are threatened or already extinct, and the decline could have ecological consequences.

Wed 12 Sep 18 from Phys.org

Dozens of rare Hermann's tortoises stolen in Corsica

A turtle conservation park on the French island of Corsica is asking the public for help after 56 rare Hermann's tortoises, considered a nearly threatened species, were stolen from the site.

Tue 11 Sep 18 from Phys.org

As turtles go, so go their ecosystems

Turtles were once a tough group of animals. Sea turtles survived the extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago. But the modern descendants of this ancient group ...

Wed 19 Sep 18 from Mongabay.com

Decline of Turtles Could Cause Ecological Consequences

NewsAbout 61 percent of the world's 356 turtle species are threatened or already extinct, and the decline could have ecological consequences.Contributed Author: University of GeorgiaTopics: Ethology

Thu 13 Sep 18 from Laboratory Equipment

Tagging and tracking the Tour de Turtles

Last year, a loggerhead named Eliza Ann took the crown. This year, Lucaya, the speedy leatherback, has pulled ahead to take an early lead. Every summer, a handful of sea turtles take to the ...

Thu 13 Sep 18 from Mongabay.com

Turtle species in serious decline: Broad ecological impacts

About 61 percent of the world's 356 turtle species are threatened or already extinct, and the decline could have ecological consequences, according to a new study.

Wed 12 Sep 18 from ScienceDaily

Where have all the turtles gone, and why does it matter?, Wed 12 Sep 18 from Eurekalert

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