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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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
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Dan Cossins | May 7, 2013
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes