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 ...
Snapping Turtles: Monster or Myth?
One good look at a snapping turtle out of the water will explain why these creatures have developed such a fearsome reputation. With their thick, powerful beak capable of inflicting serious damage, a saw-tooth edged shell ... to get a good look at baby ...
What happens when wildlife species take up residence in densely populated areas?
"We fertilize and water ... baby squirrels crash to the ground when homeowners prune trees and shrubs. Lawn mowers chew up rabbit nests. On a recent day at the Wildlife Clinic, staffers hover around a painted turtle that looks like Humpty Dumpty; its shell ...
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.
Leatherback turtle, a rare sight, delights Butler Beach walkers
After finishing up making her nest, the leatherback turtle was covered in sand, and she began her long journey back to the water as ... the beach. Baby turtles that are trying to make it to the ocean can fall into holes in the sand and get trapped there ...