Category: turtles

Happy World Turtle Day!

Happy World Turtle Day!

Time for our annual shellebratory tradition:  A tortle tower of awesomeness!  This year’s tower is extra shiny and comes with secret space for nom storage!

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Still no noms in front of me, Mom!

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I have a double chin?  Clearly I don’t get enough noms—a proper tortie should have at least three chins!  Obviously!

International Turtle and Tortoise Week 2019, D…

International Turtle and Tortoise Week 2019, Day 5
(Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4)

One fact that often gets overlooked when people talk about endangered species is that every species is part of a complex web of relationships with hundreds or thousands of other species.  For example, green sea turtles need sea grass for food, and sea grass needs constant cropping from sea turtles to stay healthy.  Other marine species like small fish and crustaceans in turn rely on sea grass for habitat, and larger critters like whales and manta rays depend on these lower levels of the food chain.

To save any endangered species, it is not enough for us to focus on that species in isolation.  Endangered species will survive only if we protect their ecosystems.  So when it comes to helping us shells, it’s not just actions specifically targeted at turtles and tortoises that help.  Anything you do to help protect our planet ultimately helps!  From recycling to not littering to turning off the lights when you leave a room, you can make a difference!

I know you did it! Just confess already!!

I know you did it! Just confess already!!

I know you did it! Just confess already!!

I know you did it! Just confess already!!

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Sleepy boye

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Puppy don’t like the turtly

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Puppy don’t like the turtly

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