Reptiles

Even Sea Monsters Got the Bends
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Forensic analysis of modern turtles unveils an unexpected cause of death for ancient marine reptiles.

Wildlife Rescue in Harvey’s Wake
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A Texas wildlife rehabilitation center prepares for a rush of patients.

The Effects of Invasive Pythons Slither through the Everglades
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Pythons may be setting off a cascade of ecosystem changes. 

Snakes That Swim with Salmon
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Snakes’ wide-ranging diet and ability to slither into all manner of habitats lead to unexpected human-wildlife interactions.

Godzilla’s Island Origin
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Cinema’s classic coastal creature invades North America for an eight-day rampage.

The Curious Case of Bermuda’s Mysterious Turtle
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Operation Green Turtle was considered one of the most audacious failures in the history of conservation biology—until a stunning nest inspired...

Researchers Discover a Sea Snake Nursery
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Even venomous sea snakes are vulnerable as babies, but their mothers know where to keep them safe. 

Turtle Voyeurs
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An eye in the sky has revealed secrets of sea turtle courtship.

Crocodiles Rising
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In the Northern Territory of Australia, policymakers and biologists managed the impossible—making the benefits of living with a booming population...

The Sadness of Solving a Mystery
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As science fills gaps in knowledge, do we lose our sense of wonder?

Even Turtles Need “Me Time”
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Ecotourism is only truly eco-friendly if it takes animals’ schedules into account. 

Sea Turtles Won’t Stay Where You Put Them
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Don’t count on translocation to save ailing sea turtle populations. 

Book Review: Ocean Country
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A life-threatening accident sets journalist Liz Cunningham on a life-changing journey. 

Talkin’ Turtles: the Politics of Sea Turtle Conservation
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Size matters when it comes to protecting Turks and Caicos’ sea turtles.

Eradicating the One Percent
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The swamps and subdivisions of southern Florida are overrun with invasive reptiles, including Burmese pythons and Nile monitor lizards. The only...

Turtle Power
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Turtle toddlers are swimmers, not drifters.

Dinosaurs of the Lost Coast
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Was Utah’s ancient coast a driver of dinosaur evolution?

Stories from the Seven Seas
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Coastal stories that washed up on our shore.