There are 356 species of turtles, 61 percent of which are already threatened or extinct. Unfortunately, turtles' disappearance from the ecosystem could have very sobering consequences all over the world.
A massive turtle fossil unearthed in China is without its characteristic shell but already sports a toothless beak like its modern descendants. It just might be the missing link in the history of turtle evolution.
About 800 sea turtle nests were destroyed as Hurrican Matthew skirted along the Florida's Atlantic coastline.
Two leatherback sea turtles have been disentangled yesterday in Cape Cod Bay in Massachusets by the Marine Animal Entanglement Response team (MAER) at the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS).
A new study revealed that the chemicals BPA and EE2 could alter the brain of painted turtles that could change their behavior, making males act like females.
The John F. Kennedy Airport in New York, the nation's fifth busiest, has a new reason for delayed flights: diamondback terrapin turtles, which find the area suitable for nesting.
A Tequesta man was arrested by authorities for poaching 107 sea turtle eggs on Jupiter Island in Florida.
Years of conservation efforts in hopes to prevent the extinction of the endangered green sea turtles in Florida and the Pacific Coast of Mexico has finally paid off, as federal wildlife officials reclassified the species to "threatened" status.
Volunteers with the Massachusetts Audubon Society have rescued nearly 120 "cold-stunned" sea turtles from shores of Cape Cod Bay. Researchers at the New England Aquarium will spend the next few days slowly warming the animals to get their body temperatures back to normal.
A female turtle recently found tethered to a jetty by fishing line in Western Australia's Bibra Lake has survived a complicated hook-removal surgery.
Rare wood turtle eggs were recently unearthed during a backyard renovation in Nova Scotia. Thanks to the homeowner's care, the eggs were able to fully develop, and the hatchlings have made it safely to the nearest pond where they will hibernate through winter.
A newly discovered pig-snouted turtle, Arvinachelys golden, may help researchers fill in the gaps of turtle evolution.
Earlier this month Costa Rican beaches within the Ostional Wildlife Refuge in Guanacaste saw picture-perfect conditions, leading to a great host of olive ridley sea turtles to come ashore to lay their eggs. Unfortunately, a great beach day also attracted tourists and locals alike, many of whom wound up disrupting this crucial nesting time.
Researchers recently found well-preserved sea turtle fossils in Colombia. They determined that these remains are 25 million years older than the previously known oldest sea turtle fossils.