Sea Turtles, Hatchlings, Baby, Beach

It can be hard to talk about turtles properly in North America because what we refer to as turtles is not really what a turtle is. While traditionally we use the word to describe those shelled reptiles that live by the water it really refers to any shelled reptile there’s. In this section of the planet we generally refer to the property turtles as tortoises.

So though we separate the species in our minds by assigning different words, they are really all one. It is a bony leathery shell that grows together and is pretty much carried with them for life.

cost to remove bats from attic are resilient creatures and possibly one of the greatest examples of evolved life on Earth. This is because they have survived longer than most any other species that has come together. The earliest known turtles lived so long ago that dinosaurs were walking the earth with them, but when the tragedy struck to wipe out the dinosaurs the turtles were able to survive. They also lived another life changing tragedy a few million years later.

These guys back then were so well developed, that is to say they were such a perfect specimen of what they should be, that the earliest fossils we know of aren’t much different than the ones that roam around today. That means that in the past millions of years turtles have not changed, and have not had to change, all that much so as to survive. Compare that with humans who have evolved dramatically from where we were just a million years ago.

These days turtles can be found anywhere. Populated or remote areas, in private aquariums or you can find some really large and old turtles in any number of zoos.

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