Written by Tzu-Ming Liu. The traditional culture of the local aboriginal Tao tribe on Lanyu Island has a very strong cultural taboo regarding the Green Sea Turtles. Their habitat is close to the local population’s traditional cemetery and the area is regarded as the living space of evil spirits. The organisms living in these areas, such as green sea turtles, are believed to have devil spirits.
With cooler weather predicted today we decided on a longer outing, venturing as far as Olifants and Letaba Rest Camps to the north of Satara in the Kruger National Park. After dinner we joined another guided night drive.
Order: Testudines Family: Emydidae Actinemys marmorata (Northwestern pond turtle) and Actinemys pallida (Southwestern pond turtle) Natural History Information Range and Habitat Historically found from southern British Columbia to northern Baja California, Western pond turtles once dominated freshwater systems throughout the west coast of North America (Germano and Bury 2001). Marshes, wetland sloughs, lakes and ponds […]
Clemmys guttata Order: Testudines Family: Emydidae Natural History Information Range and Habitat Spotted pond turtles are found in large, deep rivers in northern India, Assam, southern Pakistan and Bangladesh. Longevity Spotted pond turtles can live 15 to 20 years or more if cared for properly. Ecosystem Role Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Life Cycle Natural History […]
Officials at the Biscayne National Park are investigating a poached sea turtle found this week
The Tico Times reported today that thousands of sea turtles came ashore Thursday and Friday in the latest arribada, a mass nesting that can last several days. Watch several videos and see a photo gallery of the spectacular event at Ostional Beach (Costa Rica) in The Tico Times. Here are excerpts of the article. During a […]
Plastic Polution in our oceans is devastating. A swarm of innumerable colored plastic scraps floats towards the diver!