By analysing its 260 million-year-old ancestor.
Caught with a corner of the market.
[credit provider=”Wikipedia” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:LeatherbackTurtle.jpg”] Turtles are great. They are surprisingly resilient, curious and were once the size of cars. But these hard-shelled creatures are no match for humanity and climate change. Pacific leatherback turtles, the largest turtles on Earth, could go extinct within the next 20 years, a new study finds.
Yu, a 25-year-old loggerhead sea turtle, lost her front limbs in a shark attack. She was found in 2008 and brought to an aquarium in Japan. Since then, scientists have been trying to fit Yu with artificial flippers so she can swim like a normal turtle. They were recently successful […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/Ricardo Castro” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/ricastro/3469047827/”] A family found their missing pet tortoise in a store room – more than 30 years after they lost her.Manuela disappeared from her home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1982 and despite a lengthy search was never seen again.