Diamondback turtle (credit: Mary Hollinge/NOAA/Wikimedia Commons)

Spike In Water Toxins Blamed For Hundreds Of Turtle Deaths On Long Island

The number of small turtles that have washed-up dead on Long Island in the last month has doubled, a die-off scientists blame on waterborne toxins that have reached unprecedented levels for reasons that aren’t entirely clear.


(credit: Clarkstown Police)

Drivers Asked To Watch For Turtles Crossing Road During Egg Laying Season

Clarkstown, N.Y. police are urging Rockland County drivers to be on the lookout for the slow-moving creatures crossing the road, especially during the next three weeks.


Conservationists are trying to figure out what has caused a turtle die-off on Long Island. (Credit: SoutholdLocal/Katie Blasl)

Conservationists Race To Solve Mystery Of Long Island Turtle Die-Off

Turtles are washing up on Long Island beaches, and the die off could signal trouble for fish, shellfish, and the health of local bays.


Alligator turned in at Suffolk County SPCA "amnesty day" event on Nov. 9, 2014 (credit: CBS2)

Alligator, Turtles Turned In At Suffolk County SPCA Event

The amnesty initiative was aimed at getting illegal reptiles and amphibians into a controlled environment where they can be cared for properly.


Pet Shop Theft Suspect

Turtles, Koi Fish, Chicken Stolen From L.I. Pet Shop

Thirteen small turtles, numerous koi fish and a chicken were recently stolen from a pet shop on Long Island.


Turtles are in abundance this summer in Central Park, mostly due to a later egg-laying season, experts said. (Photo: CBS 2)

Turtlemania! Shelled Friends Popping Up All Over, Especially In Central Park

Summer is a time to take it slow — and some are really taking that to heart. Turtles are popping up all over the Tri-State Area, from airport tarmacs to park pathways


Ambulance (file / credit: clipart.com)

Man And Woman Fall Through Ice While Hunting For Turtles

A man and woman were out of the hospital Sunday, after they fell through the ice in the Passaic River while turtle hunting.


Turtles are popping up all over Central Park. (Clipart)

Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Turtles & Petting Zoos

The Center for Disease Control has issued a warning for parents with young children about a national outbreak of salmonella infections linked to turtles and petting zoos.