Families advised not to keep turtles as pets
While vacationing at the beach, a family stops by a gift shop and buys a baby ... 10-inch shell and that it's illegal to even possess them in Tennessee." Ijams has two adult red-eared sliders. The exhibit also includes a large snapping turtle, soft-shelled ...
Baby turtles on beach teach a lesson for mankind
We found the soft, leathery remains of two white eggshells. Near the shells lay the motionless bodies of two baby turtles ... harvesting sea turtle eggs to be sold in bars as aphrodisiacs. If that didn't get the turtles, raccoons, ghost crabs, ants ...
One softshell turtle business in Florida is shell-shocked
Heck, people get mad at you for eating cows. But you don't see them shutting down the farmers." Behind Tim Thomas' house, two blue baby pools are filled with turtles so small they can sit on his thumb. He didn't set out to breed turtles. But eggs happen.
On the lookout for baby turtles
They continue to face challenges from human beings and their pets: Noise scares females when they are laying eggs, dogs attack nests, and lights confuse baby turtles ... what happens if they're not on a leash," she said as she scooped the broken shells ...
Early Pinellas sea turtle numbers are encouraging
Last week, a nest on Indian Rocks Beach yielded one of the season's first batches of baby sea ... over what happens once the hatchlings reach the sea; they focus on modifying people's behavior to make sure the turtles can make it to the water.