Rescued turtle heading to new home in San Diego

by Herp News on November 23, 2014

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — A loggerhead sea turtle named Sapphire is getting ready for a cross-country trip on Thursday to a permanent home in Southern California after convalescing for more than a year at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital.

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by Herp News on November 22, 2014

MY first sighting of a biawak (monitor lizard) in 1999 happened by chance whilst watching hornbills roost along the Kinabatangan River in northeast Sabah.

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Loggerhead sea turtle travels over 3,000 miles

November 21, 2014

It's the latest addition to the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla. Go to Source

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Tortoise and the Hare

November 21, 2014

What if the tortoise visited the hare in the hospital, years after the race? This story comes from writer Amelia Gray's collection "Museum of the Weird." Go to Source

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Turtle-crossing road signs go up near Indiana wildlife area

November 21, 2014

The signs mark an area where turtles of various species are killed by vehicles as they try to cross a busy road on the northern edge of the Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife Area. Go to Source

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Rescued sea turtle arrives at Birch Aquarium

November 20, 2014

LA JOLLA, Calif. — For the first time ever, the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography welcome a rescued sea turtle to its collection of marine life. After a cross-country flight the young loggerhead turtle, weighing nearly 100 pounds, landed in San Diego Wednesday night. “Just last night we flew in a loggerhead sea [...]

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Tapeworm found living inside a patient’s brain: Worm removed and sequenced

November 20, 2014

A genome of a rare species of tapeworm found living inside a patient’s brain has been sequenced for the first time. The study provides insights into potential drug targets within the genome for future treatments. Go to Source

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New Signs in Indiana Warn of Turtle Crossing

November 20, 2014

Crews put up 'Turtle Crossing' signs along road where vehicles hit many in Indiana Go to Source

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Turtle released after red tide recovery

November 20, 2014

A 40-pound sea turtle is headed back to the open water after successfully being treated for red tide. The turtle was found in bad shape on Marco island two weeks ago and was the first patient treated by CROW for red tide this season. Go to Source

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Rescued juvenile sea turtle finds new home at Birch Aquarium

November 20, 2014

For the first time, Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, welcomed a rescued and rehabilitated sea turtle to its collection of marine life. Go to Source

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