Toasty Turtle ‘Tocks

12246715_10100707435370869_2198569536208331367_n“This is a photo of my Red Eared Slider, Jamie, enjoying the fireplace on a chilly November afternoon!” -Fiona C.

Houston Monterey, We Have Splashdown!

This new Loggerhead Hatchling splashed into his new home in the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Open Sea gallery late last week! The tiny turtle will stay at the aquarium for one to two years, while aquarists carefully rear it to a larger size and prepare it for release back into the ocean.

The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores loans rescued turtles to aquariums around the country as a way to share the story of this endangered species while the youngsters grow large enough for release. In the wild, Loggerheads migrate long distances, so they’re particularly vulnerable to accidental capture by commercial fisheries. The turtles can become caught in shrimp trawler nets or entangled in longlines. The aquarium recently released its third Loggerhead back into the Atlantic, alongside other rescued reptiles from U.S. zoos and aquariums.

To stay updated on the journey of the newly released juvenile loggerhead, who has logged nearly 600 miles in just over a week, follow #TravelingTurtle on Twitter and Instagram.

Info from Monterey Bay Aquarium : video via ZooBorns as sent in by Maureen P.

A Guided Tour Of The Great Barrier Reef

[And I’ll be your tour guide today. I’m Thomas The Turtle- my friends, and that’s you- call me Tommy. Now then, everyone buckle up, if you have a question just ask, we’re here to have fun but also to learn something! Say it with me- Fish Are Friends, Not Food! Now let’s shove off.]

Shell Shock

Turbo The Corgi was just hanging out. And then…….the rock…….moved.

Seen on Imgur.

Dwight The Turtle: Allllll Aboard!!!

Check this one out, People. Someone decided to hollow out a baked potato, right? TO MAKE A BOAT FOR DWIGHT, HIS PET BEBEH TURTLE.

(Andrew Y.)

World Turtle Day

unnamed (1)Thanks to Wendy D., who reminded us that today is World Turtle Day!




All photos by Kyle Huber, who also has an Instagram page for “Turtle Tuesday.”

Friday Haiku: Squeedorability

babyturtleandshoeGreen dude went jogging
Forgot to wear his Nikes
Like the ones shown here

~ ~ ~

“I was walking in a local park and saw a little toddler crouching down to look at something while her mom took pictures. Turns out it was a Baby Turtle! I didn’t have any coins to put down next to the turtle for scale, so I just snapped a pic with my toe for scale. Hopefully the Squeedorability of the turtle makes up for the lack of photo quality?” -A.B.



Hey Pal, Little Help?

Everybody needs a helping hand shove now and then!

Translating the text from the YT video: “Daughter outdoor teaching, Mucha Zoo Africa, met a turtle stand up, full rescue companion, the arm of the force – to help ㄧ.”

‘Scuse Me- Does Anybody Haz A Kleenex?

[Got a booger in my eye ya see. Snerf. And I jus’ woke up.]

Yes, he’s on a pumpkin stem. From Maggie D. See more of the Whimsy Turtle here.

Disapproving, Dry And Crusty (But Cute!) Toitle Nosicle*

unnamed[*Note- another email subject line too perfect to change. So we didn’t. -Ed.]

“In honour of Nosevember, I give to you a Toitle Nosicle shot by me at Butterfly World on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Mr. Toitle looked wholly unimpressed with having his pic taken. Been a fan and avid squee-er since the beginning!” -Chelle P.


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