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Red-Eared Slider Turtles Invading B.C. Lakes

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Red-eared slider turtles, once reared as pets but now released into the wild, are overwhelming local lakes in Burnaby, Granville Island and Stanley Park.

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Reuters (May 12, 2013) — Remote-controlled turtles are being studied as a potential tool for espionage and surveillance. Scientists in South Korea say they have been able to control the walking paths of live turtles by attaching blinders to their shells, a simple, non-invasive technology that could prompt the animals to go where humans can't. Rob Muir has more.
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Thousands of Sea Turtles Lay Their Eggs on Mexico Beach

Thousands of Sea Turtles Lay Their Eggs on Mexico Beach

AFP (Oct. 15, 2013) — Hundreds of Olive Ridley sea turtles started to lay their eggs in the sand of Ixtapilla beach in Mexico. More than 1,000 turtles a day are expected to arrive in the area in the next few months.
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Raw: Chinese Crew Accused of Turtle Poaching

Raw: Chinese Crew Accused of Turtle Poaching

AP (May 12, 2014) — The Philippines charged nine Chinese fishermen on Monday with poaching more than 500 endangered sea turtles at a disputed South China Sea shoal. Police seized the boat that was allegedly laden with the giant turtles, most of them dead. (May 12) Video provided by AP
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Vets Rush to Save Poland's Lynx

Vets Rush to Save Poland's Lynx

AFP (Jan. 29, 2012) — Eradicated from much of Europe 150 years ago, lynx populations remain dotted across isolated forested regions. An estimated 200 of the solitary big cats live in Poland, where a group of veterinarians are doing their bit to save the pointy-eared felines.
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