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The Turtles of Florida

 Turtle is yok-che in the Seminole language.


Endangered or Threatened Florida Sea Turtles

Green Hawksbill Kemps Leatherback Loggerhead

 

Endangered or Threatened Florida Freshwater Turtles

Barbours Gopher Snapping Striped Suwannee Terrapin

 

June 29, 2009

One very special Biologist and the mission his life has become:

Crossing dangerous roads kill thousands of Turtles


June 18, 2009

And finally, the end of the road for those who

hunt and sell our wildlife without regard:

No more Florida Wild Turtle soup


April 16, 2009

In Tallahassee yesterday, a measure was approved that will

provide a much needed life line to Florida's Wild Turtles:

Florida Leads the Way for Freshwater Turtles

A Bid to Forbid Turtle Hunting

It is a start!


March 2009

Wild Turtles in Florida are facing an enemy right now,

one like no other in their history, the Chinese.

Asians who have already eliminated their Turtles Species,

 are now raiding our Country and buying ours by the pound.

The future of this Florida Reptile is in grave danger.

A proposal from FFWCC to stop this is in the works,

 but will it come in time?

With all that is going on in the world,

how many people still care about the life of a Turtle?

If you do care about this, a vote on a bill proposed by

Senator Bill Nelson will take place in Tallahassee on April 15.

You can tell FWC how you feel by sending them an email:

turtles@MYFWC.com


As we live inland in the Ocala National Forest,

we do not have the easy access to Sea Turtles

that others here in Florida do.

 

What we do have are our Gopher Tortoises.

They are on the list below with other Florida Turtles,

all of of which are in one form of peril or another.

 

There are twenty six Turtle Species in Florida,

falling into these basic types:

eighteen are Freshwater five are Sea Turtles

one is a Brackish Water Terrapin

and lastly the Gopher and Box Tortoises,

who don't really care much for water at all.


Endangered or Threatened Florida Sea Turtles

Green Hawksbill Kemps Leatherback Loggerhead

Endangered or Threatened Florida Freshwater Turtles

Barbours Gopher Snapping Striped Suwannee Terrapin

 


Places to learn more:

 

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission:

Sea Turtles

 

 

Unique information concerning the

travels of Sea Turtles from NOVA:

Magnetic Storms

 

General Sea Turtle Information:

US Fish & Wildlife

Sea Turtle Fast Facts

Sea Turtle Information

 

Other Sea Turtle web sites:

Canaveral National SeaShore

EPA Turtle Page

FWS- Marine Turtle Program

Florida Sea Turtles

Florida Sea Turtles

Sea Turtles

Sea Turtle Protection

Sea Turtle Conservation

The NOAA Sea Turtle Page

Volusia County

 


 

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