Category: Tortuga

Why do Turtles Hide in their Shells?

Why do Turtles Hide in their Shells?

Turtles are interesting animals that grow to various sizes, but all species have a body with a shell which varies in hardness accordingly. Some turtles, such as the aptly named Soft Shell variety, have shells that are more pliable and leatherier, while in others, like Snapping Turtles, the shell is much harder. Typically the shell […]

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Why do Turtles Live so Long?

Why do Turtles Live so Long?

Turtles are reptiles that have a life span that varies from 30 to 100 years depending on the species. The smaller-sized turtles, such as box tortoises, can live up to about several decades, while the large giant tortoises can survive to be 100 years or more. There is some debate as to why exactly turtles […]

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Other Marine Animals That Swim with Turtles

Other Marine Animals That Swim with Turtles

Turtles are not the only animals that live in the ocean. There are many animals that also live in the ocean and swim in the water. These include mammals, fish and in certain areas of the world, even birds. There are a few animals that travel along the same lines as turtles as they migrate […]

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Are Turtles Dangerous?

Are Turtles Dangerous?

Turtles have been sold in pet stores for many years and people find them to be cute and easy to look after. Compared with a cat or dog, they are fairly low maintenance animals. The problem is that there is a danger associated with keeping turtles and so they are not recommended as a pet […]

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Reasons You Should Treat Turtles with Care

Reasons You Should Treat Turtles with Care

If sea turtles become extinct, ecosystems such as marine and freshwater systems will become weaker. This is because the reptiles are crucial components in them. The ocean is a vital food source for us, and we make use of beaches for several activities, vulnerable ecosystems would affect humans negatively. While these sea creatures have been […]

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Turtles in Mythology

Turtles in Mythology

Turtles are a symbol of longevity as well as an appearance in mythology. Owing to their protective shells (alternatively known as carapaces) and general appearance which is charming, the reptiles can usually known for symbolizing those aspects, which are more protective and peaceful areas, in the specific mythology. During the Mesopotamian era, the belief that […]

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History of Turtle-Eating People

History of Turtle-Eating People

In ancient times, turtles were treated and respected as a sacred creature and loved as a great delicacy. These reptiles were so beloved to the extent that some topics were devoted to describing their symbolic and magical nature in virtually all writings. Among other traits, turtles are an emblem of longevity. The meat and shell […]

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How Are Turtle’s Endangered?

How Are Turtle’s Endangered?

Turtles are harmless sea creatures. They only come on land when they reproduce and lay their eggs.The cold-blooded reptiles fall under the order of Chelonii and are characterized by bony or cartilaginous shells. These shells develop from their ribs and acts as a protective shield for the animal. Unfortunately, turtles are almost going extinct; they […]

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Best Places To See Turtles And Tortoises

Best Places To See Turtles And Tortoises

All species of sea turtles are known to always return to the same beach on which they hatched to lay their very own eggs (except for the leatherback species which is elusive and highly unpredictable). Most species of tortoises live on land. They are mostly found in the wild and live in various environments from […]

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Eco-Tourism: Saving the Bahamian Sea Turtles

Eco-Tourism: Saving the Bahamian Sea Turtles

Miles of white beaches, clear blue waters and the perfect balmy climate make the Bahamas a paradise on Earth. However, its status as a tourist destination for decades now means that many of the Atlantic archipelago’s indigenous animal species are at risk due to the continued interference of humans. One of the animals on the […]

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