Category Archives: Turtles

Dipping for Turtles With the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

Over the past two years, three Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center staff from the Stranding Response Program were able to work collaboratively on a sea turtle capture and release project. They, along with the Northeast Fisheries Science Center of … Continue reading

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Partners Come Together to Return Sea Turtle to the Wild

A threatened Pacific green sea turtle has a second chance at life thanks to the efforts of members of the public, staff at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and SeaWorld San Diego—and even the U.S. Navy. … Continue reading

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Endangered Western Pond Turtles Released

After one of the rainiest Junes on record and a relatively cool July, Portlanders may feel like summer’s just getting under way. But for seven western pond turtles reared at the Oregon Zoo, a nearly year-long stretch of warm days … Continue reading

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Wildlife Conservation Society Launches Global Effort to Save Turtles

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced a new strategy that draws on all of the resources and expertise across the institution – from its zoos and aquarium, Global Health Program, and Global Conservation Programs – to take direct responsibility for … Continue reading

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Detroit Zoo Gives Blanding’s Turtle A Head Start

Growing up in Michigan sparked my ever-growing interest in nature.  With the Midwest’s extreme seasonal changes comes a diverse array of plants and wildlife that have long fascinated me. As time has moved on, I’ve learned that some of those … Continue reading

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Turtles and Aliens

Western pond turtles raised at the Oregon Zoo were released into the Columbia River Gorge earlier this week. This is an encouraging benchmark along the way toward saving an endangered turtle species that in the not-too-distant past was teetering on … Continue reading

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