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  • Cyclemys: Stripe-Necked Leaf Turtle, Aka Vietnamese Wood Turtle

    ollectively known as “leaf turtles,” the species names in the following list demonstrate one of the weaknesses of common names. In both appearance and range, these species are diverse even as they are all native to Asia: 1. Cyclemys dentata (Asian leaf turtle, aka Brown stream terrapin); 2. Cyclemys tcheponensis (Stripe-necked leaf turtle); 3. Geoemyda spengleri (Black-breasted leaf turtle or Chinese leaf turtle, aka Vietnamese Wood Turtle); 4. Mauremys (Annamemys) annamensis (Vietnamese or Annam leaf turtle, aka Vietnamese Pond Turtle); 5. Siebenrockiella crassicollis (Borneo black leaf turtle, aka Malaysian Black Mud Turtle); 6. Hieremys annandalii (Yellow-headed temple turtle, aka Asian leaf turtle). Focusing on Cyclemys dentata, the current article will profile the most widely studied species in this group. Moreover, rather than being a single species, as taxonomists initially thought, chelonian science…

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  • Analysis Of Edward Hoagland's The Courage Of Turtles

    many nonfiction essays and books. In his essay ‘The Courage of Turtles,’ he talks about a younger him who seemed like an animal activist wanting to help rescue exclusive animals, not just turtles. All animals live off of gumption, searching, storing, gathering, and collecting anything they can do to keep living. Hoagland explains how his love for animals began, and how he even made mistakes in trying to help the animals he loved so much. Many animal activists preach about saving nature, yet when…

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  • Personal Narrative-Snapping Turtle

    world's fastest snapping turtle. I snapped my head back to see how much distance there was between us. There was only a foot left to where the dock would come to an end. My heart was racing. Thump! My breaths were quick and short. Thump! As my feet landed on the ground there was a slight trip in my step, but I slowly steadied myself. When I glanced back the turtle seemed to have disappeared and ran the other way. “Hey Katherine do you want to try and catch crawdads?” my cousin, Tanner,…

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  • Leatherback Sea Turtle Research Paper

    The Leatherback Sea Turtle is one of the most unique species out of all of the turtle species. This beautiful turtle species is critically endangered and their population is decreasing drastically. The Leatherbacks amazing features are taken for granted causing the endangerment. Their valuable leather is one reason for endangerment. Another factor is the waste produced from the daily use of boats. Throughout the life of the Leatherback Sea Turtle we will cover multiple different topics. These…

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  • Box Turtle Research Paper

    Box turtles are a North turtle, there scientific name is terrapene carolina. Box turtles hibernate in the winter and mate during the spring. Box turtle can curl up inside their shell and hide or sleep. But, the box turtle has been put on the endangered species list because of predators, humans and the environment. One reason the box turtle is endangered is because of its predators. The box turtle has many predators like skunks, foxes, and more. Some of the predators like to dig up the nest and…

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  • Turtle Extinction

    Just Keep Swimming Loggerhead sea turtles, like other animals, were not always on the verge of extinction. By morphing the Earth’s environment, human actions have allowed extinction to become a major issue. Animals, nowadays, go extinct because of humanity’s irresponsible actions, such as pollution and deforestation. While there has been an increase in awareness, the “management actions and their evaluation for sea turtles are still frequently hindered by lack of key data on turtle biology,…

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  • Summary Of The Speedy Turtle: A Short Story Of Allie And Jacob

    The Speedy Turtle One day while Allie and Jacob were walking down their long, narrow, driveway, they spotted a turtle. The children ran over near the turtle, but by the time they got there it was gone. “Well that was strange.” spoke Allie. Jacob and Allie stood back up and headed down their driveway to the bus. When the children got onto the bus they began to tell their friends about the turtle and how it disappeared. Allie is more of a sporty type of girl. She plays softball and basketball.…

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  • Informative Essay On Wood Turtle

    Building new subdivisions and putting up houses for people is great, but it is destroying the homes of others. The Wood Turtle is becoming endangered because of habitats change. Also I’m going to tell you more about their habitats and facts about their diet and their behavior. The wood turtle range extends from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick south to Rockingham County, Virginia (Buhrmann and Mitchell 1989), and west to southern Quebec, and more. The Wood Turtle always found in close association…

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  • Essay On Sea Turtle

    Under the Sea Turtle Sea turtles symbolize the humility of mankind because their home has become our home in which both humans and turtles, with the help of the Marine Animal Rescue Team become one. There are six to seven species of sea turtles that can be found from all over the ocean: leatherbacks, loggerheads, green turtles, olive ridleys, kemp’s ridleys, hawksbills and flatbacks. They are either threatened or endangered at human hands, sadly, they are already endangered because of the…

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  • Loggerhead Turtle Research Paper

    Loggerhead Sea Turtle The Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta Caretta) is an endangered species of turtle that lives and nests on the beaches of Georgia’s barrier islands. The Loggerhead Sea Turtles was listed on the threatened species list on July 28, 1978. There are 7 species of sea turtles, and the Loggerhead turtle is one of five found on the Georgia barrier islands. The Loggerhead turtle is the only one of those that nests regularly on the barrier islands. This species of turtle lives in oceans…

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