Image of The Day: Open-and-Shut Case
Image of The Day: Open-and-Shut Case
A special hinge joint allows some turtle species to close and open their shells.
Image of The Day: Open-and-Shut Case
Image of The Day: Open-and-Shut Case

A special hinge joint allows some turtle species to close and open their shells.

A special hinge joint allows some turtle species to close and open their shells.

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Turtle Embryos May Have a Say in Deciding Their Sex
Turtle Embryos May Have a Say in Deciding Their Sex
Katarina Zimmer | Aug 1, 2019
In a species of freshwater turtle, embryos can move toward warmer or cooler environments within the egg and thus help choose their sexual destiny, but not all experts are convinced.
Herpetologists’ League Revokes Distinguished Herpetologist Award
Herpetologists’ League Revokes Distinguished Herpetologist Award
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 16, 2018
Richard Vogt, this year’s awardee, showed inappropriate images of researchers in the field during his acceptance speech.
Image of the Day: Sea Turtle Rescue
Image of the Day: Sea Turtle Rescue
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 7, 2018
Biologists in Florida rounded up more than 1,000 sea turtles when they were threatened by a cold snap in January.
Rising Temperatures and the Elimination of Male Turtles
Rising Temperatures and the Elimination of Male Turtles
Ruth Williams | Jan 10, 2018
The near-complete feminization of northern Great Barrier Reef sea turtles has been blamed on climate change.
Image of the Day: Boxes of Turtles
Image of the Day: Boxes of Turtles
The Scientist Staff | Jul 5, 2017
Warm hues of yellow, gold, and orange form unique, colorful patterns on each Eastern box turtle’s carapace.
Image of the Day: Snapper Still Life
Image of the Day: Snapper Still Life
The Scientist Staff | May 18, 2017
An eastern snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina), known for its formidable jaw, sits motionlessly. 
Turtle Magnetism
Turtle Magnetism
Jenny Rood | Jan 19, 2015
Loggerhead sea turtles use the Earth’s magnetic fields to find their way home.
Tracking Troubles
Tracking Troubles
Abby Olena | Nov 1, 2013
Researchers show that tagging marine animals could disrupt their ability to live normal lives.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Chris Palmer | Jul 8, 2013
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research