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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Turtle Populations

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    has looked at different impacts on turtle populations in Costa Rica, as well as the underground economy and the informal sector. However, almost no research has been conducted concerning the reasoning behind why poaching is prominent considering the importance of ecotourism to the country’s economy. The majority of research conducted about turtle population in various locations in Costa Rica is quantitative information on the populations, as well as quantitative information on anthropogenic…

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    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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    Sea Turtle Research Paper

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    A Study to Determine Effects of Beach Sand Grain Size on Sea Turtle Nesting for Caretta caretta in Southwest Florida Kelly Bonkowski Florida Gulf Coast University 10/11/2015 Abstract The following is a proposal for a study that looks at sand grain effects on sea turtle nesting particularly of the species Caretta caretta (loggerhead sea turtle) in Southwest Florida. The study will observe and relate various properties in an attempt to know an ideal nesting environment. Nest sites of different…

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    Each year, countless sea turtle eggs are illegally harvested in Central America and sold on the black market. Poachers dig up the nests, remove the eggs and sell them to middlemen, who in turn transport them to cities where they are sold as staples in bars and restaurants. Yet how they reach their destination remains something of a mystery to conservationists. Since little is known about the routes frequented by smugglers, thereby frustrating efforts to thwart the sale of poached sea turtle…

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    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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    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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