Evolution of Turtle Shell: The Mystery Gets Cracked Open by Scientists

December 3, 2008 / 3 Comments

Uncovered in south west China last year, Odontochelys semistestacea seems to be the oldest known turtle fossil - believed to date 220 million years back. More important it was used to put back the pieces regarding the evolution of the turtle shell. Since long, paleontologists have been debating over the course of how the turtle developed its shell as some claimed ...

Golfina Turtles Born in Captivity Released

October 14, 2008 / No Comments

Golfina Turtles, also known as Olive Ridley turtles are endangered and listed on the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna. Whew! It's a good thing the turtles don't have to know the name of that organization from memory to survive. [gallery] Salvadorans released 1,500 of the little critters that had been born into capitivity into the ...

Two Headed Animals – When Two Heads are Not Better than One

June 10, 2008 / 4 Comments

We say, or at least some people say, that two heads are better than one. The Japanese say "sannin yoreba monchuu no chie" which roughly translates to three heads being better than one. But, not always. In China's Hunan province a gecko has been found with a head on each of its body. The little fellow was found wandering to and fro, ...