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   Jul 28

Connecticut man accused of shooting pet turtle

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STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say a Connecticut man shot to death his girlfriend's pet turtle.

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   Jul 28

Turtle Creek Man Dies After Trying To Break Up Domestic Dispute

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A Turtle Creek man died after being struck in the head while trying to break up a domestic fight between his neighbors this weekend.

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   Jul 28

Infrared Camera Catches Keys Sea Turtle Hatchlings

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Infrared camera catches loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings emerging from nest in Fla Keys

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   Jul 28

Connecticut man accused of shooting girlfriend's pet turtle

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Stonington, Conn. — Authorities say a Connecticut man shot to death his girlfriend's pet turtle.

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   Jul 28

Short-eared dog? Uncovering the secrets of one of the Amazon’s most mysterious mammals

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Fifteen years ago, scientists knew next to nothing about one of the Amazon’s most mysterious residents: the short-eared dog. Although the species was first described in 1883 and is considered the sole representative of the Atelocynus genus, biologists spent over a century largely in the dark about an animal that seemed almost a myth.

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   Jul 28

Connecticut man charged with shooting girlfriend's pet turtle

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A 31-year-old Stonington man has been charged with cruelty to animals after police say he shot and killed his girlfriend's pet turtle.

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   Jul 28

Turtle & Hughes Boosts Business Efficiency With Infor Distribution SX.e

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Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced that Turtle & Hughes, a leading distributor of electrical and industrial equipment, has successfully …

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   Jul 28

Tortoise Rescue to parents: Real turtles aren't 'Mutant Ninjas'

American Tortoise Rescue is asking parents not to let their kids get pet turtles just because they love the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.

From Today Parents:

Hundreds of thousands of live turtles were purchased after each of the previous movies in the franchise, with many later dumped, deliberately killed or flushed down the toilet, the group said on its website. It estimates 90 percent of the animals died.

“We’re asking you to save a turtle’s life and perhaps even your child’s,” co-founders Susan Tellem and Marshall Thompson write in an open letter to parents.

Previous film versions of the lovable “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” story have led to thousands of pet turtles being purchased and ultimately abandoned or killed.

“Unfortunately, children do not realize that real turtles do not fly, perform stunts or do any of the exciting moves fictional movie turtles do. Parents, trying to please their children, purchased live turtles which ended up languishing in tanks.”

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   Jul 28

North Florida Reptile Farm Supplies Global Market

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Less than a mile from downtown Newberry, hidden almost in plain sight, sits a group of unmarked gray warehouse buildings that contain either endless wonders or the stuff of nightmares, depending on how you feel about snakes.

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   Jul 27

Malaysia hunts 2 Filipinos for smuggle try of turtle eggs

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Malaysian marine police foiled an alleged attempt to smuggle turtle eggs into Sabah by two Filipinos last Friday, the Star online reported.

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   Jul 27

Tortoise Suspected of Helping Baby Alligator Flee the Zoo

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A baby alligator named Carlos has broken out of a Michigan zoo, thanks to a large tortoise that regularly strolls around the area. Gary Moore, who runs the GarLyn Zoo in Mackinac County, suspects that the 12-inch hatchling was able to sneak under the double fence because the tortoise wore the dirt away from the bottom of the railing.

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   Jul 26

Rehabilitated turtle from NJ released in Md. – NBC40.net

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BERLIN, Md. (AP) – A sea turtle that was rehabilitated in Maryland after being found stunned by the cold in New Jersey has been returned to its natural habitat.

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   Jul 26

Keys Turtle Cam Watchers See Hatch Live

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Web-watchers were able to see about 100 baby loggerhead sea turtles hatch via a live-streaming, high definition camera.

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   Jul 26

Giant tortoise rescued from Northern California brush fire

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“Abe” survived overnight in a tank firefighters put him in as wildfire destroyed everything around it. pic.twitter.com/w5xlpPKm7d AMADOR COUNTY, Calif. —A 200-pound tortoise was rescued from a wildfire that destroyed much of an Amador County resort.

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   Jul 26

Let a reptile slither into your heart

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They aren't at the level of cats and dogs yet, but reptiles are scaling upward in popularity.

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   Jul 26

Repticon Brings Its 1-Day Reptile Event to Lafayette

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Repticon, a promoter of nationwide reptile and exotic animal expos, re-introduces it special 1-day-only event, ReptiDay. The event will bring the same unique blend of vendors, breeders, and educators to the Ramada Lafayette Conference Center on August 23. The expo offers hundreds of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, spiders, and small exotic animals to area enthusiasts. Top breeders and …

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   Jul 26

Crafty, egg-stealing lizard could cause environmental crisis

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A black-and-white striped bandit from South America has invaded the habitat of threatened and endangered Florida wildlife, according to UF researchers.

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   Jul 26

Tiny new species of frog from Brazil with a heroic name

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Molecular analysis helps scientists discover and describe a tiny new species of narrow-mouthed frog from the genus Chiasmocleis. The news species, Chiasmocleis quilombola is named after the quilombos — communities constituted by and used as refuges for slaves who had the brevity to escape in colonial Brazil.

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   Jul 26

Helping save narrow-headed gartersnakes from after-effects of Slide Fire

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As a result of the Slide Fire, the burned areas of Oak Creek were at risk for ash-filled flooding due to monsoon rains. When ash blankets the habitat, the fish that the gartersnakes feed on aren’t able to survive. The ash covers rocks and small holes making it difficult for the snake to hide while hunting. Though the snakes can survive for some time without food, they will eventually starve to death. Now a team has undertaken to save the narrow-headed gartersnake in the fire’s aftermath.

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   Jul 25

Breaking: Teens who tortured and killed tortoise in viral video arrested, face felony charges

Breaking news from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission:

The two teenage girls responsible for the viral video of them torturing a gopher tortoise have been arrested today. Thanks to your concern and tips, Danielle Susan Dionne, 15, and Jennifer Emoke Greene, 18, have been arrested on charges of felony cruelty to animals, a third-degree felony.

They were also charged with a second-degree misdemeanor: taking, harassing, harming or killing a gopher tortoise.

The FWC worked with the State Attorney’s Office of the Fourth Judicial Circuit to decide the appropriate charges related to the crime. State Attorney Angela Corey said, “We are committed to fully prosecuting those responsible for the torture and death of this vulnerable and threatened species.”

The video, which is highly disturbing, can be viewed on the FWC’s Facebook page.
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   Jul 25

Russia Has A Lizard Sex Satellite, But They’ve Lost Control Of It

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Horny geckos are spiraling through outer space on a fantastic voyage that may never end.

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   Jul 25

Herp Video of the Week: Bullfrog Calling!

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   Jul 25

Carlos Gomez videobombs Mark Reynolds in Ninja Turtle costume

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Gomez bought it to surprise his son, but took it to the ballpark first.

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   Jul 25

Loggerhead sea turtle nest numbers down in Horry, Georgetown counties

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Myrtle Beach State Park ranger Ann Malys Wilson isn’t worried about a quiet sea turtle season – which ends in August – following a record year in 2013.

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   Jul 25

Loggerhead nesting down after record years

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It's not the year of the turtle. Only half as many sea turtle nests as usual have been laid at Cape Island, which usually holds one-third of the nests laid from North Carolina through Georgia. The rest of the coast is no better. But wildlife biologists say an “off” year was expected.

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   Jul 24

Alaska frogs reach record lows in extreme temperature survival

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“Alaska wood frogs spend more time freezing and thawing outside than a steak does in your freezer, and the frog comes back to life in the spring in better shape than the steak,” said the lead author on a recent paper demonstrating that freeze tolerance in Alaska wood frogs is more extreme than previously thought.

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   Jul 24

It’s not just extinction: meet defaunation

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Get ready to learn a new word: defaunation. Fauna is the total collection of animals—both in terms of species diversity and abundance—in a given area. So, defaunation, much like deforestation, means the loss of animals in all its myriad forms, including extinction, extirpation, or population declines.

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   Jul 24

Look what the stork brought to the London Zoo

The very first Philippine crocodiles to be bred in Britain made their debut at the London Zoo.

From the Orange News:

The six new-born critically-endangered crocs – born over a 48 hour period – are among the world’s rarest reptiles.

As they are native only to the Philippines the baby crocodiles were named after the islands they typically inhabit; Jolo, Luzon, Mindoro, Samar, Sulo, and Mindanao.

It is hoped that their arrival will help to boost the numbers of the species which has been hit by habitat loss and hunting for their skins.

The parent crocodiles. which play a significant role in the European breeding programme for the species, were born at a conservation centre in the Philippines.

Deputy Head of the Reptile House, Iri Gill, said: “The arrival of these six Philippine crocodiles at ZSL London Zoo is a massive cause for celebration for us, and we couldn’t be more thrilled.”

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   Jul 24

Lush Cosmetics launches bid to protect pangolins

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Lush Cosmetics has agreed to support an effort to battle trafficking of the Sunda pangolin.

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   Jul 22

Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C. Announces Release of Second Quarter Reports for Closed-End Funds (NDP, NTG, TPZ, TTP …

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Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C. announced today the release of 2014 semi-annual stockholders' reports for each of NDP, NTG, TPZ, TTP and TYG, as well as TYY and TYN, which merged

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   Jul 22

Turtle Beach to Report Second Quarter Financial Results on August 11, 2014

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SAN DIEGO, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) today announced that it will report second quarter 2014 financial results after the market close on August 11, 2014.  On …

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   Jul 22

Rare bird paradise protected in war-torn Colombian mountain range (photos)

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A coalition of conservation groups have established a new protected area in one of Latin America’s most neglected ecosystems: the Colombian-side of the Serranía de Perijá mountain range. Following decades of bloody conflict and rampant deforestation, experts say only five percent of rainforest is left on the Colombian side of this embattled mountain range.

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   Jul 22

Alligator on the lam in Wisconsin

A 4-foot alligator was rounded up near Wisconsin’s Sheboygan River.

From the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel:

A team of sheriff’s deputies and Sheboygan police officers corralled and snared the snarling reptile in a ditch near the Sheboygan River after a brief search that started in the 2700 block of Indiana Ave. in the city of Sheboygan, Sheriff’s Sgt. Matt Spence said Sunday.

The sheriff’s office received a call around 10:30 a.m. Sunday of an alligator sighting in that block, east of S. Taylor Drive, Spence said.

After the gator’s snout was taped shut for the officers’ safety, the animal was turned over to a conservation warden with the state Department of Natural Resources, according to Spence.

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   Jul 22

Rescued pawikan with neck, head wounds dies

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CEBU – A 30-year-old hawksbill turtle found wounded in Barangay Bato in Toledo City died at the University of San Carlos Marine Research Station in Lapu-Lapu City on Tuesday.

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   Jul 22

Monkeys use field scientists as human shields against predators

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If you’re monkey—say a samango monkey in South Africa—probably the last thing you want is to be torn apart and eaten by a leopard or a caracal. In fact, you probably spend a lot of time and energy working to avoid such a grisly fate. Well, now there’s a simpler way: just stick close to human researchers.

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   Jul 22

How climate change impacts reptiles in the wild – and what to do about it

As temperatures in their native ranges change, male reptiles may need to disperse to survive. That’s according to a study published in the journal BMC Ecology.

From BBC Nature News:

Alligators, some turtles, and the tuatara – found only in New Zealand – all produce offspring whose gender is determined by temperature.

These species are considered to be especially vulnerable to climate warming, because at higher temperatures they produce only one sex.

Previous studies have suggested that the best way for reptiles to respond is to alter the temperature of their nest by seeking shaded areas, digging deeper nests and nesting earlier in the season.

But the authors say their study is the first to demonstrate that dispersal by the sex that occurs least in a population may be just as important, if not more so, in compensating for the effects of climate change.

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   Jul 22

KCFD crews rescue pet lizard, cat in house fire

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A pet lizard and the family cat are safe this morning in Taft after being rescued by the Kern County Fire Department from a house fire on Saturday.

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   Jul 22

A Look Inside Japan's Reptile Cafes

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So far, Kotaku has introduced an array of animal cafes in Japan: cat cafes , black cat cafes , owl cafes , bunny cafes , squirrel gardens and even penguin bars . Now, check out the country's reptile cafes. Read more…

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   Jul 21

Science and art bring back to life 300-million-year-old specimens of a primitive reptile-like vertebrate

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Paleontologists have recreated the cranial structure of a 308-million-year-old lizard-like vertebrate that could be the earliest example of a reptile and explain the origin of all vertebrates that belong to reptiles, birds and mammals.

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