Paging Charles Darwin: The island of Santa Cruz within the Galápagos has not one but two distinct species of giant tortoise, a new genetic study finds.
Turtles, tortoises and terrapins are reptiles with protective shells. They live on land, in the ocean and in lakes and rivers. There are more than 300 species.
Below the tropical waves near the Solomon Islands, nighttime divers spotted a psychedelic vision: an endangered sea turtle glowing bright red and green.
An ancestor of modern-day turtles, a shell-less creature with a long tail once puttered around an ancient lake, likely munching on insects and worms with its peglike teeth, a new study finds.
A rare leatherback turtle stranded on a remote South Carolina beach was released back into the wild today (March 12).
See photos of wildlife experts in South Carolina rescuing a stranded leatherback turtle on March 7, 2015.
These endangered sea turtles are facing a new threat: sand microbes encouraged by the decomposing eggs.
Female sea turtles, known to swim thousands of miles before returning to their birthplace to lay eggs, find their way home by relying on unique magnetic signatures along the coast, a new study finds.
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