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.
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.
Turtles are washing up on Long Island beaches, and the die off could signal trouble for fish, shellfish, and the health of local bays.
The amnesty initiative was aimed at getting illegal reptiles and amphibians into a controlled environment where they can be cared for properly.
Thirteen small turtles, numerous koi fish and a chicken were recently stolen from a pet shop on Long Island.
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
A man and woman were out of the hospital Sunday, after they fell through the ice in the Passaic River while turtle hunting.
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.