Category: animals

‘scuse me human? I know you weren’…

‘scuse me human? I know you weren’t talkin’ about me behind my shell..

Good morn—what are you laughing at?!?

Good morn—what are you laughing at?!?

noaasanctuaries: Did you know the largest sea …

noaasanctuaries:

Did you know the largest sea turtle in the world can be found in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, just off the coast of California? 

Leatherback sea turtles like this one can be more than six feet long and weigh more than 2,000 pounds. These huge turtles have a big appetite for jellyfish – look closely, and you can see the tentacles of a sea nettle jelly hanging out of this one’s mouth. 

That food preference puts them especially at risk from marine debris, as floating plastic bags and other plastics look remarkably like swimming jellies. Help protect these endangered sea turtles and always dispose of your trash properly!

(Photo: Douglas Croft) 

[Image description: A closeup view of a leatherback sea turtle’s head while it swims at the ocean surface. A sea nettle tentacle is hanging out from the corner of its mouth.]

sean-virgo:

sean-virgo:

Getting a little Sun. #park #wildlife #turtle #animal #nature #picoftheday #photooftheday #instagood #instadaily #instaphoto #all_shots #snapshot #pentaxagram #seanvirgo
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tort-time: Click this link on while on a mobil…

tort-time:

Click this link on while on a mobile device to make a video submission for this episode of Tortle Talk! 

https://clipisode.co/invitation/eea822

no app required, just click the link from your mobile phone or tablet and show us your shellebrities! 

feel free to message if you have any questions! Can’t wait to see all the stars around here. Don’t have your own? Share a favorite shellebrity encounter, favorite shell, or a furbeast that thinks they’re a shell!  Lets see em! 

Have you submitted a video of your shellebrity for Tortle Talk? Theres still time! Click the link above on your mobile device and capture your shell friend in action (or inaction.. naps are totally video worthy!)

Can’t use the clipisode link? Not to worry! you can also submit your videos via email to Tort.time@gmail.com Just put Shellebrity submission in the subject line!

Be sure to submit by Monday! let’s 👀 the gorgeous faces of the #turtpocalypse

mlemumblr: Out and about, making friends! My n…

mlemumblr:

Out and about, making friends! My new turtle-friend and I shared a delicious snack! ☮️😁❤️ #mlemeats #melmandfriends #italy #italia #turtle #watermelon #snack #omnomnom #travel #traveller #travelpictures #travelgram (at Italy)
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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday

Three years ago, I was far too tiny to escape from this bathtub, so I had to GRUMP out the sides instead.

allcreaturessmall:

allcreaturessmall:

Bittersweet day today. Three of our snapping turtle babies are going to their adoptive home. It’s a good thing – the new owner has ample facilities for them at maturity and is a very experienced reptile keeper. This will leave ACS with two snapping turtles, which is a more manageable number. But I’ve had these guys since they were freshly hatched, and I’ve grown quite attached. Happy tails, little ones.

sagilles:

sagilles:

My boi

Throwback to baby me waking up on the wrong si…

Throwback to baby me waking up on the wrong side of my dirt burrow, three years ago!