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Turtles in the News

May 6, 2014: Turtle Genetics Plays A Key Role In Conservation Of Diamondback Terrapins

There is an old saying that one should never judge a book by its cover, and that seems to be true for turtles as well. This diamondback terrapin is known for the diverse patterns intricately grooved into its shell. Learn more...

Forty Years of Research: Recovery Records of Green Turtles Observed or Originally Tagged at French Frigate Shoals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, 1973-2013

In 1983 the publication of the NOAA Technical Memorandum titled “Recovery records of adult green turtles observed or originally tagged at French Frigate Shoals, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands” authored by George Balazs included tagging and sighting data for 294 individual turtles witnessed in association with the Hawaiian green turtle’s main rookery of French Frigate Shoals (FFS). [NOAA PDF document] Learn more...

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2014 CTTC Show Schedule

August 9 - Inland Empire Chapter Turtle and Tortoise Show

August 17 - Orange County Chapter Turtle and Tortoise Show

September 20 - TOOSLO Chapter Turtle and Tortoise Show