Turtles

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.

05/30/2015

(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.

05/27/2015

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.

05/21/2015

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.

11/09/2014

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.

10/12/2013

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

06/27/2013

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.

02/03/2013

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.

07/31/2012