"He simply opens his huge mouth as a display to warn anything looking to hurt him," herpetologist and Garden State Tortoise founder Chris Leone told Newsweek.
"I lifted the basket out of the water and he clung onto it. I could hardly lift the basket because he was so big," the kayaker told Newsweek.
Viewers were in awe of Tubby the toad riding Sergio the turtle with one declaring: "I've seen it all now."
The pet turtles have sickened 15 people in 11 states, according to investigators.
"These are opportunities to learn what we can do to better protect whales, we don't have many opportunities to see and learn about orcas off the Oregon coast."
The massive alligator snapping turtle is a protected species in Texas, so it was released back into the lake.
"This has never happened in modern times," Dr. Pamela Plotkin, a sea turtle biologist, said after Kemp's ridley sea turtle eggs were found on a Texas beach.
Dozens of green sea turtles have an unknown disease that causes lesions and open wounds on their shells and flippers.
In an emotional moment, two turtles and a penguin from were released into the wild after rehabilitation at an Australian zoo.
Colombian authorities have said this type of turtle is considered a delicacy at Easter in the devout, primarily Catholic country.
"I love seeing adults do the same motions I see kids do when they get excited about something," a TikTok user commented about the viral video.
The teachers explained the child had been talking about the live creature all day but had no idea he had it in his bag the whole time.
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Dortoka vremiri's aquatic environment and home in the relatively sheltered Hateg Basin helped it pull through the mass extinction.
Over 10,000 sea turtles along the Texas coast have been recovered in the past two winters alone, with thousands dying due to "cold stunning" or hypothermia.
A turtle with an unusual nose fell victim to online abuse after a photograph of him was shared to celebrate his birthday.
A dog walker came upon the turtle usually found in the Gulf of Mexico on a beach in the U.K.
The turtles are being cared for by university biologists who have created a special habitat for them.
The National Turtle Sanctuary in Britain hopes to provide a home for abandoned turtles of varying species.
Researchers learned that "MaryKate" and "Ashley" each have their own spine and are connected at the bottom. They also have their own gastrointestinal tract.
A Japanese airline spokesman said the turtle could have been a sign of good luck and might signal "a bright future."
The clip, which has been viewed more than 12 million times, was created using computer-generated imagery.
"This turtle was released into the ocean after it was found at the bottom of the hatched nest during an excavation," said Cape Hatteras National Seashore officials.
Several dead loggerheads were found off the Massachusetts coast in July, bearing wounds that indicated that they were hit by small boats.
The man came to the rescue of the unborn turtles after their mother was hit and killed by a motorist.
In the open ocean baby turtles will eat anything they come across, including plastic fibers, affecting their health and survival.
Vicki, a five-year-old Kemp's Ridley sea turtle, attracted a crowd when she was returned to the wild in Florida—and even inspired a marriage proposal.
Its genetic mutation means it does not have a good chance of survival, said marine researchers in a Facebook post.