Once thought to be extinct, the distinctive creature with an upturned nose is being reintroduced to its native waters as part of a long-term recovery strategy.
One of the last turtle populations in the world to be legally exploited for the 'tortoise shell' trade is finally recovering after a 25-year conservation effort.
The nearly 500-pound animal was rescued on Yawkey-South Island Reserve, suffering from low blood sugar and exhaustion.
Here are just a few of the multiple species that will benefit from a new marine reserve in the Pacific.
Amazon river turtles communicate with their hatchlings and with one another using vocalizations, recordings reveal.
Breathing technique may be an important survival mechanism for species such as the Eastern painted turtle and the Australian Fitzroy river turtle.
Sea turtles hatch from nests and go to sea, where they mysteriously seem to disappear for at least two years.
Some of the largest beasts in the ancient seas had black skin or scales, new research finds.
+ Load More