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   Aug 31

Turtle Beach Announces Coordinated Stock Transaction

By Herp News SAN DIEGO, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR), the leading audio brand in the video game industry, today announced that a group of institutional investors purchased a … Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (302) BYB – 150W 110V Ceramic Infrared Heat Emitter Brooder Coop Pet […]

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   Aug 31

Rare Jardine River turtles found in Queensland's Cape York region

By Herp News A species of turtle native to the tip of Queensland's Cape York, the Jardine River turtle, has been officially sighted for the first time in nearly 20 years. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (658) AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Dog Bowl – Set of 2 by AmazonBasics (658) Buy new: […]

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   Aug 31

Move the Turtle (for iPad)

By Herp News The Move the Turtle iPad app teaches children coding basics using a friendly turtle. A slick interface, well-designed tutorials, and a fun reward system teach concepts that kids can use when learning other programming languages. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (700) Penn Plax Large Turtle Pier For Use […]

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   Aug 31

Harbour Village Welcomes Special Guest: Endangered Sea Turtle Lays Nest on Beach

By Herp News Resort works with Bonaire conservationists to set up live web cam and nightly watch to document the hatching, expected to take place in early September. Mother turtle believed to have hatched in same location … Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (159) Penn-Plax Shale Step Ledge and Cave Hide-Out […]

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   Aug 31

Turtle dove could be extinct in Britain within a decade – and other rare birds may already have gone

By Herp News The RSPB's rare breeding birds panel has released its latest list of Britain's most endangered birds, which shows turtle dove numbers to have declined by 96 per cent in just 40 years. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (212) Repashy Crested Gecko MRP Diet – Food – All Sizes […]

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   Aug 29

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 Aug. 29, 2014 and cumulativ Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (71) Pangea Fruit Mix With Insects Crested Gecko Complete Diet 2 oz by Pangea (71) Buy new: $11.99 Pangea […]

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   Aug 29

Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund, Inc. Provides Section 19(a) Notice

By Herp News This notice provides stockholders of Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund, Inc. with information regarding the distribution paid on Aug. 29, 2014 and cumulative distribu Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (259) BYB 100W 110V Ceramic Infrared Heat Emitter Brooder Coop Pet Infrared Lamp Bulb, White by BYB (259) Buy […]

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   Aug 29

Lizard Squad Conducts Reddit AMA, Jokes About Targeting Facebook

By Herp News Hacker group Lizard Squad conducted an AMA (ask me anything) on Reddit late Thursday night, inviting Reddit users to ask them questions about their latest, attention-grabbing online activities. The group is taking responsibility for taking down PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and multiplayer online battle game “League of Legends” earlier this week. Go […]

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   Aug 29

Herp Video of the Week: Jumping Frogs!

Check out this video “Jumping Frogs,” submitted by kingsnake.com user PH FasDog. Submit your own reptile & amphibian videos at http://www.kingsnake.com/video/ and you could see them featured here or check out all the videos submitted by other users! …read more Read more here: King Snake  (37) Rep-Cal SRP00300 Herptivite Multivitamin and Mineral Powder Reptile/Amphibian Supplement, […]

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   Aug 29

Lizard Squad goes after Twitch. Cyber criminals or just Internet Trolls? (+video)

By Herp News Lizard Squad, which has gained notoriety for a string of recent attacks on the gaming industry, has gone after video game streaming site Twitch. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (259) BYB 100W 110V Ceramic Infrared Heat Emitter Brooder Coop Pet Infrared Lamp Bulb, White by BYB (259) Buy […]

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   Aug 29

Lizard Squad Targets Twitch After Disrupting PlayStation Network And Xbox Live

By Herp News On Wednesday morning hacker group Lizard Squad went after live streaming video platform Twitch to take down the popular service. On Sunday the Lizard Squad took responsibility for a number of online attacks that left Xbox Live and PlayStation Network users without service. The mysterious party also claimed it grounded an American […]

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   Aug 28

Lizard Squad goes after Twitch. Cyber criminals or just Internet Trolls?

By Herp News Lizard Squad, which has gained notoriety for a string of recent attacks on the gaming industry, has gone after video game streaming site Twitch. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (248) Zoo Med Aspen Snake Bedding, 24 Quarts by Zoo Med (248) Buy new: $21.48 $10.79 24 used & […]

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   Aug 28

Saving the Atlantic Forest would cost less than ‘Titanic’

By Herp News Want to save the world’s most imperiled biodiversity hotspot? You just need a down payment of $198 million. While that may sound like a lot, it’s actually less than it cost to make the film, Titanic. A new study published today in Science finds that paying private landowners to protect the Atlantic […]

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   Aug 28

Indonesian authorities bust porcupine-smuggling ring

By Herp News Police in Langkat, North Sumatera, Indonesia, seized 55 porcupines from smugglers preparing to ship the animals to China. Three suspects were detained during last week’s operation, while their accomplices remain at large. Dozens more animals reportedly obtained from dealers in Medan are still unaccounted for. Go to Source …read more Read more […]

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   Aug 28

Endangered tortoises to be sterilized

How do you save endangered tortoises? Sterilization. From the Elko Daily Free Press: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service officials say they have to curb the backyard breeding of desert tortoises because the growing population of unwanted pet tortoises diverts resources from efforts to preserve the species in the wild. Mike Senn, assistant field supervisor for […]

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   Aug 28

Tortoise moves in at Toledo Zoo

By Herp News Toledo’s newest exotic resident weighs 440 pounds, is old enough to be considered a living antique, and hails from a volcanic archipelago near the equator revered for its unique and diverse ecosystems. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (541) Zoo Med Mini Combo Deep Dome Lamp Fixture, Black by […]

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   Aug 28

Pet iguana bites 12-year-old boy in Jumeirah home

By Herp News Dubai-based Hungarian boy undergoes surgery after reptile attack at Palm Jumeirah penthouse  A 12-year-old Hungarian boy has ended up with several stitches on his left hand after being bitten by his pet iguana at his Palm Jumeirah penthouse in Dubai on Sunday. Kevin Kristof Gali, a Grade 7 student, was feeding Dragon, […]

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   Aug 27

Endangered Burmese star tortoise hatched at Toronto Zoo

By Herp News The first of a rare, endangered breed of tortoise to be hatched in Canada is now on display at the Toronto Zoo. The Burmese star tortoise was born in early June, making the Toronto Zoo one of only a few North American facilities to hatch one. The baby tortoise was hatched after […]

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   Aug 27

The Gran Canal: will Nicaragua’s big bet create prosperity or environmental ruin?

By Herp News A hundred years ago, the Panama Canal reshaped global geography. Now a new project, spearheaded by a media-shy Chinese millionaire, wants to build a 278-kilometer canal through Nicaragua. While the government argues the mega-project will change the country’s dire economic outlook overnight, critics contend it will cause undue environmental damage, upend numerous […]

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   Aug 27

Turtle Beach and Twitch Announce Extended Partnership

By Herp News SAN DIEGO, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Turtle Beach Corporation (HEAR), the leading audio brand in the video game industry, and Twitch, the world's leading live video platform and community for gamers, today announced the extension of their exclusive partnership. Turtle Beach is the official audio partner for Twitch, providing headsets and audio […]

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   Aug 27

The reptile and amphibian species fighting off extinction with the help of BIAZA

By Herp News The reptile and amphibian species fighting off extinction with the help of BIAZA 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) Buy new: $122.89 3 used & new from $122.89 The Exo Terra Glass Terrarium […]

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   Aug 27

Endangered turtles protected by Nicaraguan army

Soldiers in Nicaragua were deployed to prevent poachers from stealing sea turtle eggs. From France24: The first 1,400 Olive Ridley turtles arrived to nest Thursday at the Chacocente Wildlife Refuge on the Central American country’s southern coast, regional military commander Jose Larios told the Nuevo Diario newspaper. They were followed by hundreds more on Friday […]

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   Aug 27

Who Is Lizard Squad, Group Claiming Responsibility for High Profile Hacks?

By Herp News The mysterious hacker of hacking collective known as “Lizard Squad” has taken responsibility for a number of cyberattacks that have briefly knocked high profile websites offline. 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 […]

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   Aug 27

Frankie Tortoise Tails – Guide to Big (Dear Waffles…)

Dear Waffles, I’ve noticed how big you got over the summer. For sulcata tortoises, it happens really fast. As I am an expert on BIG I thought I would share some things about getting closer to that 100 pound marker. You’re gonna need a bigger blanket. Indoors starts looking a bit small Indoors gets a […]

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   Aug 26

Who Is Lizard Squad?

By Herp News The mysterious hacker of hacking collective known as “Lizard Squad” has taken responsibility for a number of cyberattacks that have briefly knocked high profile websites offline. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (259) BYB 100W 110V Ceramic Infrared Heat Emitter Brooder Coop Pet Infrared Lamp Bulb, White by BYB […]

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   Aug 26

Lizard Squad: Who Is the Group Claiming Responsibility for High Profile Hacks?

By Herp News The Group Has Taken Credit for Hacking the Vatican's Website, and Sony's PlayStation 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 $11.99 BYB […]

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   Aug 26

Who Are Lizard Squad – Isis-Linked Hackers or Trolls Making Bomb Threats?

By Herp News Over the weekend the Sony PlayStation Network went offline and a plane carrying a Sony executive was diverted following a bomb threat. Both events have been credited to the person or people behind the Twitter account @LizardSquad, an account which also purportedly supported the Islamic State (formerly known as Isis). Just over […]

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   Aug 26

Scottish conservationists have an interesting nightlife

Conservationists in Scotland search dunes and marshes by flashlight, looking for critically endangered natterjack toads. From BBC News: The scientists search the area after dark, using torchlight to find the natterjacks. The toads are then measured and photographed. James Silvey of RSPB Scotland said: “The beautiful thing about natterjacks is they each come with their […]

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   Aug 26

The-Lizard-RNLI-lifeboat-crew-abseil-down-to-Mount-Everest-base-camp

By Herp News Byline: The Lizard lifeboat volunteer crew and shore crew members with help from the public took part in an abseil challenge on Saturday 23 August at Kynance Cove on the Lizard peninsular. Page Content: A perfect flat cliff face above Kynance Cove was selected to abseil down by David Issitt, a member […]

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   Aug 26

After Disrupting Playstation, Hacker Group Lizard Squad Takes Credit For Xbox Live Outage

By Herp News The hacker group that claimed to have taken down Sony's PlayStation Network over the weekend is claiming another scalp : Microsoft's Xbox Live. The group, known as Lizard Squad, took responsibility for the denial-of-service attack, the second in as many days. We hear there are some Xbox Live issues, sorry Go to […]

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   Aug 26

'Lizard' Hackers Force Sony Exec's Flight To Divert

By Herp News Hackers reportedly forced an American Airlines plane to make an emergency landing over a threat linked to a top Sony executive onboard. 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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   Aug 26

Turtle Talk Tallies: Comments and recs report from the week of August 18

By Herp News Mike S. & SpinningGamera take home the commenting awards this week. 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 at a great value An Amazon Brand. (as of November 22, […]

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   Aug 25

Two Headed Turtle Born In NE Arkansas

By Herp News (PHOTO COURTESY: Laura Balch) AMAGON, Ark. (AP) – A two-headed snapping turtle has been born in Northeast Arkansas. The Jonesboro Sun reports the baby turtle was discovered last week at the NEA Turtle Farm in Amagon. An employee says the common snapper was discovered among a group of 30,000 that will be […]

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   Aug 25

Two-headed 'mutant' turtle found at Arkansas farm

By Herp News An Arkansas biologist calls a newborn two-headed snapping turtle rare, but he says turtle mutations are becoming more common. 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: $19.99 DIRECTIONS: Mix […]

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   Aug 25

Hackers attack Sony PlayStation Network

By Herp News Hackers naming themselves “Lizard Squad” have attacked Blizzard, Sony and other video game networks over the weekend. 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 Live stock 100W […]

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   Aug 25

American Airlines flight diverted after gaming hacker group tweets bomb threat

By Herp News “Lizard Squad” takes down PSN, then targets plane carrying Sony Online CEO. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (174) Zilla Reptile Terrarium Heat Lamps & Habitat Lighting Dome, Blk 8.5-in by Zilla (174) Buy new: $16.20 $11.99 22 used & new from $10.69 Zilla’s premium incandescent light fixtures are […]

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   Aug 25

'Lizard' Hackers Force Sony Exec's Flight To Divert

By Herp News Hackers reportedly forced an American Airlines plane to make an emergency landing over a threat linked to a top Sony executive onboard. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (405) Zilla Reptile Terrarium Bedding Substrate Desert Blend Walnut, 10-Qt. by Zilla (405) Buy new: $7.02 $6.88 23 used & new […]

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   Aug 25

Two-headed turtle born in Northeast Arkansas

By Herp News AMAGON — A two-headed snapping turtle has been born in Northeast Arkansas. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (541) Zoo Med Mini Combo Deep Dome Lamp Fixture, Black by Zoo Med (541) Buy new: $40.96 $26.22 24 used & new from $21.24 Two fixtures in one for maximum convenience. […]

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   Aug 25

Hackers Use Twitter Bomb Scare to Divert Sony Exec's Plane

By Herp News An American Airlines flight carrying Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley was diverted on Sunday after a hacker group dubbed the Lizard… 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 […]

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   Aug 25

PlayStation Network buckles from massive hacker attack; Xbox could be next target

By Herp News Sony has confirmed that a massive DDoS attack took down its popular online gaming network this past weekend, leaving millions of gamers out in the cold as they tried to connect to the service. Two different entities, a hacker group called “Lizard Squad” and a lone hacker named “Fame,” both claimed responsibility […]

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