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Archive for April, 2013


   Apr 30

Tortoise Power and Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc. Provides Section 19(a) Notice

By Herp News This notice provides stockholders of Tortoise Power and Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc. with information regarding the distribution paid on April 30, 2013 and cumulati Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (1599) Zoo Med ReptiTherm Under Tank Heater, 30-40 Gallon by Zoo Med (1599) Buy new: $17.32 $17.29 42 used […]

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   Apr 30

Malaysia may loan Indonesia rhinos to save species from extinction

By Herp News Conservationists and officials meeting last month at a rhino crisis summit in Singapore agreed to a radical plan to loan Sumatran rhinos between nations if it means saving the critically endangered species from extinction. The proposal, which could still be thwarted by red tape and political opposition, could lead Malaysia to send […]

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   Apr 30

Turtle Ridge holds benefit

By Herp News The Turtle Ridge Wildlife Center is having its first New Beginnings benefit for the center. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (302) BYB – 150W 110V Ceramic Infrared Heat Emitter Brooder Coop Pet Infrared Lamp Bulb, Black by BYB (302) Buy new: $19.99 $11.99 2 used & new from […]

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   Apr 30

The underground adventures of the Mediterranean frog Rana iberica

By Herp News Although many amphibians have been reported to live or spend part of their life underground, the Mediterranean frog Rana iberica, has never been reported dwelling in subterranean habitats until now. A new study marks the first record of all life stages of the species from a drainage gallery of Serra da Estrela […]

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   Apr 30

They Named Him Bob

In January of 2013, Patti and I were in Amazonian Peru with about 15 other herpers. We had spent five days on Project Amazon’s Madre Selva Biological Preserve on the Rio Orosa, and had just moved back upriver to their Santa Cruz Forest Preserve. Since our last visit, a lazy creek I remember as barely […]

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   Apr 30

Conservation without supervision: Peruvian community group creates and patrols its own protected area

By Herp News When we think of conservation areas, many of us think of iconic National Parks overseen by uniformed government employees or wilderness areas purchased and run from afar by big-donor organizations like The Nature Conservancy, Wildlife Conservation Society, WWF, or Conservation International. But what happens to ecosystems and wildlife in areas where there’s […]

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   Apr 30

Tortoise stolen from pet shop

By Herp News Time could be running out for a rare dwarf Russian tortoise stolen from a Lancashire pet shop. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (236) Fluker's Repta Vines-Pothos for Reptiles and Amphibians by Fluker’s (236) Buy new: $9.99 $7.79 16 used & new from $6.71 Lifelike, natural-looking hanging vines are […]

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   Apr 30

The-Lizard-RNLi-lifeboat-launches-to-aid-stricken-gas-tanker

By Herp News Byline: The Lizard RNLi lifeboat launches to aid stricken gas tanker Page Content: The Lizard Lifeboat launched into heavy seas this morning to the aid of the stricken Panamanian gas tanker Antigoni , adrift with macninery failure and struggling to anchor in a position 1.5 miles south east of Lizard Point. Upon […]

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   Apr 30

Turtles are even more unusual than we thought

Turtles are endlessly fascinating to scientists. Their biology is unique. They were around with the dinosaurs and survived the forces that led to their extinction. And now it turns out they have more in common with birds and those extinct dinosaurs than with reptiles. From Science World Report: It turns out that, surprisingly, turtles are […]

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   Apr 30

Volunteer-RNLI-crew-at-Lizard-say-‘cheers-for-the-donation

By Herp News Byline: Volunteer RNLI crew at Lizard say ‘cheers’ for the donation Page Content: The fundraising appeal for a new all-weather lifeboat at the Lizard station received a boost from money raised at a local beer festival. Thanks to the second annual beer festival held at The Witchball Restaurant during, the summer Coxswain […]

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   Apr 30

40th-wedding-anniversary-supports-Lizard-RNLIs-Tamar-lifeboat-appeal

By Herp News Byline: 40th wedding anniversary supports Lizard RNLI's Tamar lifeboat appeal Page Content: Ernie and Sue Pursglove, from The Lizard, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in classic style at the weekend when the professional Jazz and Flamenco band ‘TG Collective’ (www.tgcollective.com) in which their son Andrew is a key musician, arrived in town […]

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   Apr 30

New rule limits desert tortoise ownership

By Herp News As of Wednesday if you want to own a desert tortoise you can only have one. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (1209) K&H Pet Products Thermal-Bowl Heated Cat & Dog Bowl 96oz. Blue 25W by K&H Pet Products (1209) Buy new: $19.88 43 used & new from $19.88 […]

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   Apr 29

Early sea turtle nest found on Captiva

By Herp News What biologists and sea turtle nest trackers believe is the first loggerhead sea turtle nest to turn up on the west coast of Florida, was found Sunday on Captiva Island. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (685) Zoo Med Economy Analog Dual Thermometer and Humidity Gauge by Zoo Med […]

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   Apr 29

Sea turtles benefiting from protected areas

By Herp News Nesting green sea turtles are benefiting from marine protected areas by using habitats found within their boundaries, according to a new study that is the first to track the federally protected turtles in Dry Tortugas National Park. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (248) Zoo Med Aspen Snake Bedding, […]

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   Apr 29

Obama Administration to propose stripping protection from all gray wolves

By Herp News The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is proposing to end protection for all gray wolves (Canis lupus) in the lower 48 states, save for a small population of Mexican wolves in New Mexico, reports the Los Angeles Times. The proposal comes two years after wolves were removed from the Endangered Species […]

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   Apr 29

Molecular role of gene linked to blood vessel formation uncovered

By Herp News Researchers have discovered that disrupting a gene that acts as a regulatory switch to turn on other genes can keep blood vessels from forming and developing properly. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (360) Fluker's Buffet Blend Aquatic Turtle Food , 7.5-Ounce by Fluker’s (360) Buy new: $8.99 $4.96 […]

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   Apr 29

Cornwall: walking the Lizard peninsula

By Herp News Along a scenic coastal path, Martin Jackson finds he is alone save for springtime flora and birds.         Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (302) BYB – 150W 110V Ceramic Infrared Heat Emitter Brooder Coop Pet Infrared Lamp Bulb, Black by BYB (302) Buy new: $19.99 […]

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   Apr 29

New York illegal animal amnesty nets three alligators

Unwanted or illegal reptiles and amphibians, including three alligators, were turned over to the Suffolk County SPCA on Long Island in New York State in the state’s first-ever illegal animal amnesty. From LongIsland.com: The event, which took place at Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown, allowed people to drop off illegal animals, no questions asked. Only […]

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   Apr 29

MV-Ardgarry-disaster-remembered-at-Lizard-RNLI-lifeboat-station

By Herp News Byline: MV Ardgarry disaster remembered at Lizard RNLI lifeboat station Page Content: One year on, following a hugely emotive memorial service and the un-veiling of a granite memorial stone at The Lizard Lifeboat station, Patrick Slattery has made an emotional return to visit many friends in The Lizard . Patrick’s father tragically […]

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   Apr 29

Great tits unaffected by warmer springs

By Herp News The population of a widely dispersed bird species is relatively unaffected by warmer springs, indicating that some species may be adapting to shifts caused by climate change, reports a study published in the journal Science. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (541) Zoo Med Mini Combo Deep Dome Lamp […]

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   Apr 29

Tortoise named Hornswaggle found safe after neighborhood search

By Herp News A Portland woman said her tortoise named Hornswaggle was found safe in her neighborhood Sunday afternoon after a two-day search. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (29) BYB Ceramic Infrared Heat Emitter Brooder Coop Reptile Pet Super Wide Heating Area Infrared Lamp Heat Bulb for Chicken Cooper Brooding and […]

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   Apr 28

VIDEO: Silas waves goodbye: Cancer patient, 4, see namesake turtle released

By Herp News Silas the loggerhead turtle made a beeline for the breakers Saturday morning, leaving no doubt where the rehabilitated turtle belongs. Silas Edenfield, the little boy he was named for, stared at the sea from a beach wheelchair on the water's edge as the turtle disappeared. Go to Source …read more Read more […]

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   Apr 28

Tortoise named Hornswaggle stolen from Portland yard

By Herp News A Portland woman is searching for her tortoise named Hornswaggle that she says was stolen from a pen in her front yard. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (212) Repashy Crested Gecko MRP Diet – Food – All Sizes 8 Oz (1/2 lb) JAR by Repashy (212) Buy new: […]

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   Apr 28

Turtle genome analysis sheds light on turtle ancestry and shell evolution

By Herp News From which ancestors have turtles evolved? How did they get their shell? New data provides evidence that turtles are not primitive reptiles but belong to a sister group of birds and crocodiles. The work also sheds light on the evolution of the turtle’s intriguing morphology and reveals that the turtle’s shell evolved […]

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   Apr 28

Turtle genome analysis sheds light on turtle ancestry and shell evolution

By Herp News From which ancestors have turtles evolved? How did they get their shell? New data provides evidence that turtles are not primitive reptiles but belong to a sister group of birds and crocodiles. The work also sheds light on the evolution of the turtle’s intriguing morphology and reveals that the turtle’s shell evolved […]

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   Apr 28

Turtle genome analysis sheds light on the development and evolution of turtle-specific body plan

By Herp News ( BGI Shenzhen ) The genome sequences of the soft-shell turtle and green sea turtle offer new clues to the development and evolution of turtle-specific body plan. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (345) Zoo Med Calcium With Vitamin D3 Reptile Food, 3-Ounce by Zoo Med (345) Buy new: […]

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   Apr 28

Reptile amnesty event held on Long Island

By Herp News Saturday, anyone with an illegal reptile or amphibian had a chance to surrender it to authorities on Long Island without being punished. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (658) AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Dog Bowl – Set of 2 by AmazonBasics (658) Buy new: $10.99 AmazonBasics brings you everyday items […]

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   Apr 28

Silas waves goodbye: Cancer patient, 4, see namesake turtle released

By Herp News And hundreds who gathered for the release after the Tybee Turtle Trot watched both Silases with a mix of joy and sorrow. Silas Edenfield, 4, is in hospice care at his Lyons home for incurable liver cancer. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (29) BYB Ceramic Infrared Heat Emitter […]

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   Apr 27

Turtle walks to begin in Fort Lauderdale

By Herp News There are no guarantees, but there's a chance you can watch a 300-pound loggerhead turtle lay eggs this summer during guided turtle walks in Fort Lauderdale. The Museum of Discovery and Science will lead the walks in June and July, peak period for the huge reptiles to emerge from the ocean, dig […]

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   Apr 27

Charlotte ceramicist Paula Smith enters giant turtle in Hilton Head Island competition

By Herp News Charlotte ceramicist Paula Smith waits to hear the fate of her mosaic turtle. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (360) Fluker's Buffet Blend Aquatic Turtle Food , 7.5-Ounce by Fluker’s (360) Buy new: $8.99 $4.96 11 used & new from $4.96 Fluker's Buffet Blend is a combination of vitamin […]

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   Apr 27

Charlotte ceramicist Paula Smith enters giant turtle in Hilton Head Island competition

By Herp News Charlotte ceramicist Paula Smith waits to hear the fate of her mosaic turtle. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (363) Simple Deluxe Clamp Lamp Light UL Listed with 8.5 Inch Aluminum Reflector 150 Watt 6 Foot Power Cord by Simple Deluxe (363) Buy new: $9.99 $8.99 3 used & […]

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   Apr 27

Tortoise stolen from Blackburn pet shop

By Herp News A TORTOISE has been stolen from a town centre pet shop. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (685) Zoo Med Economy Analog Dual Thermometer and Humidity Gauge by Zoo Med (686) Buy new: $12.99 $7.03 26 used & new from $3.25 Allows precise monitoring of both the temperature and […]

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   Apr 26

Reptile Rescuer Needs Building to Store Animals

By Herp News SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – The clock is ticking for the owner of Reptile Rescue who needs to find a place to house 450 animals. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (37) Exo Terra Short All Glass Terrarium, 24 by 18 by 12-Inch by Exo Terra (37) […]

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   Apr 26

Reptile Breeders Show to Feature Thousands of Reptiles, Amphibians and Spiders

By Herp News LODI – Thousands of reptiles, amphibians and spiders will be featured at the Reptile Breeders Show in Lodi on Saturday and Sunday. Organizers want people to see the creatures in a different light. Show promoter Dr. Roy Smith said, “People … Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (248) Zoo […]

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   Apr 26

Friday reptile news round-up: The ophiophobia edition

The news has been full of stories about snakes turning up where they don’t belong, probably due to warming temperatures as a somewhat late and feeble spring finally takes hold. In Mississippi, county employees are freaking out over harmless little brown snakes “invading” the local courthouse basement file room. Read more… More than 100 gartner […]

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   Apr 26

Everglades Reds

Most hobbyists have heard about Okeetee and Miami Corn Snakes, Pantherophis guttatus guttatus, but in Florida there are a few other locales that are home to rather distinctive corn snakes. Like “Okeetee,” actually an area much greater than just the hunt club from which the name was taken, and Miami (again a larger area), Palm […]

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   Apr 26

TVs-‘Boycie-launches-the-new-RNLI-Lizard-Tamar-lifeboat-appeal

By Herp News Byline: TV’s ‘Boycie’ launches the new RNLI Lizard Tamar lifeboat appeal Page Content: The birthday surprise of a lifetime for TV star John Challis, Boycie from the hit series Only Fools and Horses , turned into a huge boost for the RNLI appeal to help fund the next generation of lifeboat to […]

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   Apr 26

£300-for-The-Lizard-Tamar-Lifeboat-Appeal

By Herp News Byline: £300 for The Lizard Tamar Lifeboat Appeal Page Content: Not missing a chance to boost the funds of The Lizard Tamar Lifeboat fundraising appeal earlier today – two prominent Lizard Lifeboat personnel – Station Mechanic Dan Atkinson and Lifeboat Operations Manager Ned Nuzum grasped a very generous donation of £300 from […]

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   Apr 26

Saturday Is Reptile And Amphibian Amnesty Day On Long Island

By Herp News It might have been cute when you first got it, but now that snake, lizard, or alligator may be a little to much to handle. If that's your situation, Saturday is the day for your day. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (28) Wormy-Licious! Dried Mealworms in Bulk: Treats […]

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   Apr 25

Rhinos now extinct in Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park

By Herp News Poachers have likely killed off the last rhinos in Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park, according to a park official. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (156) Tetra 29258 ReptoMin Floating Food Sticks 6.83-Pound, 10-Liter by Tetra (156) Buy new: $49.99 $45.55 4 used & new from $38.15 A floating food […]

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