The earliest known turtles date from 220 million years ago, making them one of the oldest reptile groups, more ancient than lizards, snakes or crocodiles. Many of the species alive today are endangered. Turtles are ectotherms- their internal temperature varies according to the environment (cold-blooded). They are amniotes, along with other reptiles, mammals and birds. Like other amniotes, turtles breathe air and don't lay eggs underwater, although many species live in or around water.

The earliest known turtles date from 220 million years ago, making them one of the oldest reptile groups, more ancient than lizards, snakes or crocodiles. Many of the species alive today are endangered. Turtles are ectotherms- their internal temperature varies according to the environment (cold-blooded). They are amniotes, along with other reptiles, mammals and birds. Like other amniotes, turtles breathe air and don't lay eggs underwater, although many species live in or around water.

Plastic is devastating ocean wildlife: Endangered animals found living among seas of debris in the ocean.

Endangered animals found living in debris and swimming in trash

Plastic is devastating ocean wildlife: Endangered animals found living among seas of debris in the ocean.

We care for five different species of sea turtles found in the Gulf of Mexico, two of which are endangered. Learn more about our resident sea turtles

We care for five different species of sea turtles found in the Gulf of Mexico, two of which are endangered. Learn more about our resident sea turtles

Burmese roofed turtle

44 viable eggs found of one of the most endangered turtles on the planet

Higher sea levels are bad for endangered turtles : TreeHugger

Higher sea levels are bad for endangered turtles

Higher sea levels are bad for endangered turtles : TreeHugger

New Report Lists 25 Most Endangered Turtle Species; Some Turtle Species Number Less Than 5 Individuals

New report lists 25 most endangered turtle species; Some turtle species number less than 5 individuals

Burmese Star Tortoise - The Burmese start tortoise is one of the 25 most endangered turtle species in the world, as determined by the Wildlife Conservation Society and other conservation groups.

These critically endangered turtles were smuggled in a suitcase  so they could be sold as pets or a #news #alternativenews

These critically endangered turtles were smuggled in a suitcase so they could be sold as pets or a #news #alternativenews

Resort Killed Over 1,000 Endangered Turtles. And Now They're Covering It Up.

Resort Killed Over 1,000 Endangered Turtles. And Now They're Covering It Up.

Resort Killed Over Endangered Turtles. And Now They're Covering It Up.

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