Photo Friday: Turtle High Five

Today's Photo Friday features a friendly turtle saluting the end of another week. While it sure is cute, this little reptile also has the unfortunate distinction of Read More…

It’s getting hot in here

While sampling out-migrating salmonids this spring, an interesting event caught our attention. A few of our field technicians spotted a red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) scaling the Read More…

Dime store turtle

If a name was ever indicative of a pet’s affordability, the dime-store turtle - more commonly know as the red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) - would surely Read More…

More than one way to breathe

Breathing can take a variety of forms, but aquatic turtles have developed some of the more unusual strategies. The Eastern snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina serpentina, is a Read More…

Rare juvenile native turtle

The Western Pond Turtle or Pacific Pond Turtle (Actinemys marmorata) is the only native turtle that lives in northern and central California. It ranges from Washington to Read More…