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Turtles like it moon-side up News

by Chenxin Tu, 4 May 2023 | 0 comments

Turtle on a rock

Lots of animals love to sunbathe for extra warmth. Scientists from La Trobe University have now discovered that freshwater turtles like “moon-bathing” too.

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Turtle nail clippings: discoveries from Ningaloo Reef News

by Jasmine Fellows, 21 August 2020 | 0 comments

Photo of a turtle with an aerial on it's back, swimming in blue water.

By Natalie Kikken Did you know that nails grow on a turtle’s flippers? At Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia, turtle nail clippings are providing new and exciting insights. CSIRO scientists can work out what turtles eat by analysing the chemicals in these nail samples.

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Turtles in trouble News

by Sarah, 4 April 2014 | 0 comments

Written by Neha Karl When waste isn’t disposed of carefully, it can find its way into rivers and oceans. This human made litter can be very harmful for marine animals, including sea turtles. There are seven threatened species of marine turtle and we have six of them here in Australia.

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