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Turtles and Tortoises

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Question

What is the difference between a turtle and a tortoise?

Tortoises and turtles are both reptiles, but turtles can swim and tortoises are land dwellers.


Celebrations

May 23 World Turtle Day
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Happy #WorldTurtleDay



Flickr

Turtles

Editing

Turtles

Wikipedia

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June 2013: Sad news from Costa Rica

Elsewhere on the Web

Desert Tortoise Habitat & Life History - Nevada Wildlife
14 things you probably didn’t know about turtles
http://www.conserveturtles.org - @conserveturtles
http://www.desertsun.com/longform/news/environment/2014/06/07/climate-change-california-desert-animals/10035779
http://tinyurl.com/z6rzrs7

Mexico

http://www.biodiversidad.gob.mx/especies/gran_familia/animales/reptiles/menuTortugas
http://procer.conanp.gob.mx/tortugas/sitio/Centros.php



USA: Mojave Max

http://www.mojavemax.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mojave_max
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mojave-Max/109890969054057
https://twitter.com/MojaveMax

Recommended Listening

Featured Species: Desert Tortoise - The desert tortoise is found throughout the Mojave Desert of California, Nevada, Arizona, Mexico, and Utah. Tortoises have survived in the desert for millions of years, however today they face many hurdles.



Photos

The Turtle at Sunset Park 08.2013

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When and How to Move a Tortoise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmLfI_yAERY