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First “Glowing” Sea Turtle Found (Jane J. Lee, National Geographic)
Scientists find their first biofluorescent reptile, a Pacific sea turtle (Jareen Imam, CNN)

The Science (Luminescent Labs)
Biofluorescence (Wikipedia)

Resources

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General

Portal

The Turtles Portal (Wikipedia)

Dictionary

turtle : any of an order (Testudines synonym Chelonia) of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine reptiles that have a toothless horny beak and a shell of bony dermal plates usually covered with horny shields enclosing the trunk and into which the head, limbs, and tail usually may be withdrawn — Webster

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Encyclopedia

Turtles are reptiles of the order Testudines (or Chelonii) characterised by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs and acting as a shield. The order Testudines includes both extant (living) and extinct species. The earliest known members of this group date from 157 million years ago, making turtles one of the oldest reptile groups and a more ancient group than snakes or crocodilians. Of the 327 known species alive today, some are highly endangered.

Turtles are ectotherms—animals commonly called cold-blooded—meaning that their internal temperature varies according to the ambient environment. However, because of their high metabolic rate, leatherback sea turtles have a body temperature that is noticeably higher than that of the surrounding water.

Turtles are classified as amniotes, along with other reptiles, birds, and mammals. Like other amniotes, turtles breathe air and do not lay eggs underwater, although many species live in or around water. — Wikipedia

Britannica, Columbia (Infoplease)

Introduction


Turtle Care Guide (Love That Pet)

Search

WolframAlpha, DuckDuckGo

Preservation


Quotation

Quotations Page Bartlett’s

Museum

Key West Turtle Museum

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

Participation

Community

Organization

Turtle Conservancy

Forum

Reddit

Blog

WordPress

News

Turtle Conservancy News, The New York Times, NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

Expression

Fun


Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

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Turtles and Tortoises News (The New York Times)
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