The Tortuga Gazette

The Tortuga Gazette is the oldest and longest running publication dedicated to disseminating educational information relating to the preservation, conservation, and humane treatment of chelonians. California Turtle & Tortoise Club first published The Tortuga Gazette [ISSN 1073-1334] in January 1965.


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Mary Anderson Cohen is the Editor of the Tortuga Gazette. Email the Editor with any editorial correspondence.

Guidelines for Authors

CTTC invites authors to submit articles on any topics relating to turtles and tortoises. Representative articles from past issues of The Tortuga Gazette may be accessed through the Chelonian Archives section of this web site. Authors are advised to contact the Editor for more information.

November/December 2018, volume 54, number 6
featuring the Alligator Snapping Turtle, Macrochelys temminckii

September/October 2018, volume 54, number 5
featuring the Hawksbill Turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata

July/August 2018, volume 54, number 4
featuring Morafka's Desert Tortoise, Gopherus morafkai

May/June 2018, volume 54, number 3
featuring the Gulf Coast Box Turtle, Terrapene carolina major

March/April 2018, volume 54, number 2
featuring the Indian Star Tortoise, Geochelone elegans

January/February 2018, volume 54, number 1
featuring the Spotted Turtle, Clemmys guttata

November/December 2017, volume 53, number 6
featuring the Yellow-footed tortoise, Chelonoidis denticulata

September/October 2017, volume 53, number 5
featuring the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle, Lepidochelys oliveacea

July/August 2017, volume 53, number 4
featuring Agassiz's Desert Tortoise, Gopherus agassizii

May/June 2017, volume 53, number 3
featuring the Ornate Box Turtle, Terrapene ornata

March/April 2017, volume 53, number 2
featuring the Common Snapping Turtle, Chelydra serpentina

January/February 2017, volume 53, number 1
featuring the Chaco Tortoise, Chelonoidis chilensis

November/December 2016, volume 52, number 6
featuring the Asian Leaf turtle, Cyclemys dentata

September/October 2016, volume 52, number 5
featuring the Australian flatback turtle, Natator depressus

July/August 2016, volume 52, number 4
featuring Goode's Thornscrub Tortoise, Gopherus evgoodei

Blanding's turtle
Blanding's turtle. Photo by James Harding.