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Welcome to Our New Blog

Posted on:  2016-05-20 10:46:40
Box turtle moving on and moving up ... kind of like Box Turtle World's new blog!

A box turtle moving on
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Hey there!

We’ve added a blog to Box Turtle World.

This is where we’ll share stuff that doesn’t fit in the regular site:

  • News stories
  • Random thoughts
  • Great sales on turtle supplies
  • More random thoughts!

These posts will mostly likely be about all kinds of turtles. Not just box turtles.

But probably more about box turtles than others.

Turtle News Briefs, September 22, 2017

Posted on: 2017-09-22 10:30:27
Turtle News Briefs

Turtle News Briefs

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Recent turtle news we found interesting. Did you miss any of these?

Stories include some good news for sea turtles and for the Sonoyta mud turtle. A couple of rescues, and a couple of releases. Plus terrapin harvesting ban in NY, a reminder about why turtle safe lighting is important, and more.

Recent Box Turtle News

No new boxie news for today, but we’re always suckers for baby boxies! Especially after how long the zoo has been trying. And learning more about them will hopefully help us protect them better.

So with that, we’re sharing these two stories again:

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Turtle News Briefs, September 19, 2017

Posted on: 2017-09-19 10:30:01
Turtle News Briefs

Turtle News Briefs

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Interesting turtle news we found recently.

We have baby sea turtles finally making it to the sea, a call to help track Hawaii’s sea turtles, and a man who’d rather watch turtles than swim.

Plus turtle-related volunteer opportunities, more protections for Ontario’s turtles, and more.

Recent Box Turtle News

Nothing new on the box turtle front for today. But we still like these three stories:

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Turtle News Briefs, September 15, 2017

Posted on: 2017-09-15 10:30:14
Turtle News Briefs

Turtle News Briefs

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Turtle news we found interesting recently.

Have you seen these? There’s updates on sea turtles & their nests after Irma, exciting news about an extinct tortoise species, and Tony Amos returns to the sea.

Recent Box Turtle News

Baby boxies. Always worth seeing. 💚 ❤️

The world has 2 more keeled box turtles! These Asian boxies are endangered & breeding them has been hard. These two were born at the Bristol Zoo, which has been trying for 12 years! (England)

And studying boxies is always worth doing! We’ve shared these two before, but find them worth sharing again:

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Turtle News Briefs, September 12, 2017

Posted on: 2017-09-12 10:30:03
Turtle News Briefs

Turtle News Briefs

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Turtle news we found interesting recently. Have you seen these?

There’s a high-tech anti-poaching program, a new marine protection area, and sea turtles returning to long-abandoned nesting sites. Plus many more.

Recent Box Turtle News

No new box turtle news today, but we still like these:

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Turtle News Briefs, September 8, 2017

Posted on: 2017-09-08 10:30:27
Turtle News Briefs

Turtle News Briefs

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Recent turtle news you may have missed.

We have box turtle research, many rescued sea turtles, concern for turtle nests, and lots more.

Oh! And baby terrapins at JFK airport.   

Recent Box Turtle News

Studying box turtles! One student doing it, and an opportunity for others to help with next year’s research.

University of North Georgia studies Eastern box turtles: The project looks at the turtles’ home range and how they use their habitat.

And if studying boxies sounds like your idea of a good time, this might be for you:

Ever wanted to study box turtles?  🐢 Here’s your chance! The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is looking for field assistants for 2018. It’s an unpaid internship, but it looks like fun!

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Turtle News Briefs, September 5, 2017

Posted on: 2017-09-05 10:30:23
Turtle News Briefs

Turtle News Briefs

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Turtles stories we found interesting recently.

We found a box turtle internship, sea turtles surviving hurricane Harvey, and a living turtle museum looking for a new home.

Recent Box Turtle News

Today we have a fun opportunity to study box turtles, and a grumpy box turtle waiting to be reunited with its family.

Ever wanted to study box turtles? Here’s your chance! The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is looking for field assistants for 2018. It’s an unpaid internship, but it looks like fun!

Let Hector go home! The “grumpy” box turtle has been stuck at Gatwick Airport for more than 2 months. Her mom was accused of trying to smuggle her into the UK. Airport officials are charging 200 per month until the case is resolved. The family has started a GoFundMe campaign to help pay it.

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Turtle News Briefs, September 1, 2017

Posted on: 2017-09-01 09:30:37
Turtle News Briefs

Turtle News Briefs

Have you seen these turtle stories?

They include reminders about sea turtle hatchlings. A CDC warning about salmonella and pet turtles. And thoughts on how understanding turtle hearts may help us protect our own. Plus many more.

Recent Box Turtle News

No new box turtle news, but we’re re-sharing the two stories from earlier this week.

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Turtle News Briefs, August 29, 2017

Posted on: 2017-08-29 09:30:23
Turtle News Briefs

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Turtle news we found interesting recently.

Box turtles in the garden, spotted turtles on the road, and a town just for turtles. Plus lots of sea turtles.

Recent Box Turtle News

Today we found a story of a kind man who welcomes boxies to his garden. And another man who’s much less kind to wildlife.

He welcomes box turtles to his garden: He shares a picture of one enjoying one of his home-grown tomato. 🐢   

Snake smuggler also smuggled box turtles: Remember the story about the king cobras in the potato chip cans? The guy who did that also shipped 6 box turtles from the U.S. to Hong Kong.  😢He had other protected turtles at his home as well.

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Turtle News Briefs, August 25, 2017

Posted on: 2017-08-25 09:30:21
Turtle News Briefs

Turtle News Briefs

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Turtle news we found interesting recently. Have you seen these stories yet?

Recent Box Turtle News

What have you learned from your box turtle?

Lessons from Hazel the box turtle: Box turtles are fascinating and have their own personalities, as this young lady learned taking care of Hazel.  🐢   

And a few older stories we find worth repeating:

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Turtle News Briefs, August 22, 2017

Posted on: 2017-08-22 09:30:43
Turtle News Briefs

Turtle News Briefs

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Recent turtle news you may have missed.

We have a box turtle returned (maybe). Also excavating a sea turtle nest, Air Force to the rescue, and cautious optimism for a soft-shell turtle already extinct in the wild. Plus much more.

Recent Box Turtle News

Their yard had been turtle-less for several years. But then, a beautiful animal appeared …

Box Turtle is a beautiful sight: Is it the same one who’d been visiting for years & then vanished? Or is it a new friend? No matter, it’s always welcome.     (includes pictures)

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