The Black-Knobbed Map Turtle —Graptemys nigrinoda—is a small, aquatic turtle found in the freshwater rivers of Mississippi and Alabama. The ...

The Black-Knobbed Map Turtle —Graptemys nigrinoda—is a small, aquatic turtle found in the freshwater rivers of Mississippi and Alabama. The ...

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Build an Indoor Aquatic Turtle Pond

Mata Mata - Their flat heads, jagged skin and shells make them look like rocks or bark in the water. Even though they live in fresh water, these guys are lousy swimmers. They walk along the bottom and prefer to stay in shallow depths.

Mata Mata - Their flat heads, jagged skin and shells make them look like rocks or bark in the water. Even though they live in fresh water, these guys are lousy swimmers. They walk along the bottom and prefer to stay in shallow depths.

Esophagus of Leatherback turtles showing backward pointing spikes. Adult leatherback sea turtles subsist almost entirely on jellyfish. Jellyfish are pretty slippery, you see, and the razor-sharp rows of papillae prevent them from slipping out of the turtle's mouth.

Esophagus of Leatherback turtles showing backward pointing spikes. Adult leatherback sea turtles subsist almost entirely on jellyfish. Jellyfish are pretty slippery, you see, and the razor-sharp rows of papillae prevent them from slipping out of the turtle's mouth.

I am fascinated by the turtles at our lake. They all climb on a big log to sun themselfs.....all sizes.

I am fascinated by the turtles at our lake. They all climb on a big log to sun themselfs.....all sizes.

The best freshwater turtle site I've found yet.  Definitely the place to go for pet aquatic turtle information.  Aquatic turtles are often purchased with little to no advance research, and pet stores lie flagrantly about their care.  They often grow much larger, and require far more equipment, than people remotely imagine.  As a result, these are the reptiles that wind up in rescues the most frequently.  If you want a RES, consider adopting.

The best freshwater turtle site I've found yet. Definitely the place to go for pet aquatic turtle information. Aquatic turtles are often purchased with little to no advance research, and pet stores lie flagrantly about their care. They often grow much larger, and require far more equipment, than people remotely imagine. As a result, these are the reptiles that wind up in rescues the most frequently. If you want a RES, consider adopting.

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Build an Indoor Aquatic Turtle Pond

Red Eared Slider Outdoor Habitat | Outdoor Aquatic Turtle Habitat | Uploaded to Pinterest:

Red Eared Slider Outdoor Habitat | Outdoor Aquatic Turtle Habitat | Uploaded to Pinterest:

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