Endangered + Critically Endangered Turtles of North America by compassandwheel via skunkbear.tumblr.com:  From top to bottom: Spotted turtle, Bog turtle, Cagle’s Map turtle, Wood turtle, Pearl River turtle, Blanding’s turtle, and Alabama Red Bellied turtle. #Illustration #Turtles

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Endangered + Critically Endangered Turtles of North America by compassandwheel via skunkbear.tumblr.com: From top to bottom: Spotted turtle, Bog turtle, Cagle’s Map turtle, Wood turtle, Pearl River turtle, Blanding’s turtle, and Alabama Red Bellied turtle. #Illustration #Turtles

These critically endangered turtles were smuggled in a suitcase  so they could be sold as pets or a #news #alternativenews

These critically endangered turtles were smuggled in a suitcase so they could be sold as pets or a #news #alternativenews

The earliest known turtles date from 220 million years ago, making them one of the oldest reptile groups, more ancient than lizards, snakes or crocodiles. Many species alive today are endangered. Turtles are ectotherms- their internal temperature varies according to the environment (cold-blooded). They are amniotes, along with other reptiles, mammals and birds. Like other amniotes, turtles breathe air and don't lay eggs underwater, tho many species live in or near water.

The earliest known turtles date from 220 million years ago, making them one of the oldest reptile groups, more ancient than lizards, snakes or crocodiles. Many species alive today are endangered. Turtles are ectotherms- their internal temperature varies according to the environment (cold-blooded). They are amniotes, along with other reptiles, mammals and birds. Like other amniotes, turtles breathe air and don't lay eggs underwater, tho many species live in or near water.

Endangered turtle set free in Florida - BBC News http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-40037471/endangered-turtle-set-free-in-florida?utm_campaign=crowdfire&utm_content=crowdfire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest

Endangered turtle set free in Florida - BBC News http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-40037471/endangered-turtle-set-free-in-florida?utm_campaign=crowdfire&utm_content=crowdfire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest

44 viable eggs found of one of the most endangered turtles on the planet

44 viable eggs found of one of the most endangered turtles on the planet

With fewer than five female Burmese roofed turtles remaining in the wild, the discovery and protection of two viable egg clutches is cause for celebration.

Higher sea levels are bad for endangered turtles : TreeHugger

Higher sea levels are bad for endangered turtles

Higher sea levels are bad for endangered turtles : TreeHugger

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3,800 critically endangered turtles found stacked in a shipping crate headed for China

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St. Catherines Island Sea Turtle Conservation Program: Life History: Georgia Sea Turtles

St. Catherines Island Sea Turtle Conservation Program: Life History: Georgia Sea Turtles

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