The Turtles Essays

  • Turtle Rampage

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    Do people like having a turtle as a pet? I do. Turtles are not that hard to take care of if people have the right equipment. Many factors come in as the turtles environment changes from their natural environment to being in a human home environment. Turtles are ancient animals that have evolved. “From man’s viewpoint turtles are slow, harmless creatures, and in this characterization they have an important role in mythology and folklore” (Carl H. Ernest and Roger W. Barbour, 1). Many people

  • Turtles Hatching

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    Turtles Hatching The poem Mark O’Connor wrote “Turtles Hatching” at a time in his life when was closely studying nature. In this poem Mark O’Connor closely observes turtles hatching and contemplates the ritual that turtles share with the beach. This poem also has close connotations to life cycle and family. Mark O’Connor begins the poem with one single line which emphasis the information that he is giving the reader. The continuation of this line from the rest of the poem to the next without a pause

  • The Painted Turtle

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    The Painted Turtle The turtle, he is an elusive creature. Hidden well in the water. He is also hidden well in his shell. The shell alone provokes our childlike curiosity to see what’s inside, to explore. The more we learn about them the more questions we have. How do they live, how do the reproduce, how do they as cold blooded reptiles survive the winter, and many other mysteries. Science has begun to solve some of these problems, but new problems appear every day. Turtles are very interesting

  • Fresh Water Turtles

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    Fresh Water Turtles Fresh Water turtles are small, yet amazing creatures to have and care for in your home. River Cooters, Red Eared Sliders, and Painted turtles are all common pet’s found in America. Though turtles are fun to have around they do require special care just like any other pet would. In most cases they make great pets but turtles aren’t the easiest pets to have so depending on your lifestyle you should think about how much time you’re willing to put into a turtle. They are usually

  • The Decade Riding on a Turtle

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    objects often function as a stand in for human kind, especially in literature. Authors’ repeatedly use them to draw reference and explain different characteristics, emotion, and situations of inhumanity. In The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck used the turtle to illiterate the journey of a lot of people during the 1930’s to 1940’s. During the period the dust bowl, a series of relentless wind storms and drought, was caused by improper methods of farming that would help prevent erosion. Families were compelled

  • Persuasive Essay On Turtles

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    in my case, turtles are what I have a special love for in my life! I have always liked them, ever since I was a little kid around the age of about four or five. The show “Franklin and Friends” would come on and I would be connected with my TV screen until the end of that show, I mean connected! So on with how I like turtles so much! Well I think they should be a National Holiday, yea crazy I know right! Well here’s why and a little more about these fascinating creatures. Well turtles aren’t just

  • Leatherback Turtle

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    100 years old. The creature was the largest and oldest Leatherback turtle ever recorded (Turtles). The Leatherback turtle is a carnivorous reptile that spends most of its life in the water. Their lifespan is guessed to be 30-45 but there have been recordings of turtle way over that age so most biologists say that the lifespan is unknown. This amazing creature is able to dive up to 4,200 feet which is deeper than any other turtle and they can stay under water for up to 85 minutes. The Leatherbacks

  • Personal Narrative: Turtle Recall

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    Turtle Recall The beauty of life becomes apparent from the tail end of a five hundred pound turtle. Crouching uncomfortably, my hands under her cloaca, I caught the eggs. Each made a subtle ‘plop’ as each cue ball-shaped egg exited the safety her womb and found its new home in the plastic bag held between my hands. It was a frigid January night in Costa Rica, and I was working with The Leatherback Trust to relocate the eggs of the highly endangered leatherback turtle in order to ensure they were

  • The Feedbackback Turtle: The Endangers Of The Leatherback Turtle

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    2-meter-long (450-kilogram, 6.5-foot-long) turtle. With incredible concentration, she uses her flippers to dig a huge nest in the sand." Jose Urteaga is describing a leatherback turtle that has arrived to lay eggs on the beach. Jose works in Nicaragua, Central America. The area is home to five of the world 's seven sea turtles. Nearly all of the turtle species are threatened. The leatherback turtle is critically endangered. Jose and his team watch the female turtle as she slowly scraps at the sand. They

  • Informative Essay On Turtles

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    different kinds of turtles, near the hundreds of thousands if you wish for some err of accuracy. There are turtles designed for landscapes and turtles designed for aquascapes, then those who are able to amphibiously maneuver both. (If we were to dive into the taxonomies of such turtles, I would care to inform you that land-turtles are primarily tortoises. Terrapins are another story we will probably not address, but they can be referred to as small turtles for our circumstances.) Each turtle has their own

  • Turtles and Humans: Staying Strong amidst Tribulations in Kay Ryan’s Poem “Turtle”

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    Turtles are reptiles of the order Testudines, characterized by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs that acts as a shield (Turtle). This reptile is the object in Kay Ryan’s poem entitled “Turtle”. Kay Ryan makes a remarkable observation of a turtle. Along with her observation is the relation of a turtle’s daily life to the life of a human being. Despite the heavy shell that it carries around, the turtle proves to be a very strong animal because it never chooses to give

  • Essay On Sea Turtles

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    toward the vast ocean. These creatures are sea turtles. Sea turtles are large marine reptiles that are cold-blooded vertebrates and have leathery or bony flippers and shell (Lutz and Musick, 1996). They are aquatic reptilian creatures that has wide spectrum of coloration ranges between yellow, greenish, and black depending on the type of sea turtles. They are from the kingdom of Animalia, class of Reptilia (Matthews, 1990). The earliest known sea turtles appear in the fossil record in the Late Jurassic

  • Hawksbill Sea Turtles

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    Imagine a world where sea turtles are extinct; did you know that was preventable? The hawksbill sea turtle population is drastically low and if action is not taken they will soon become extinct. Several factors come into play in the extinction of this species; the most evident one is their breeding behavior. Due to the natural breeding behavior of the hawksbill sea turtle and their inability to sustain a viable population, they are going extinct; however, if they were introduced into breeding programs

  • Sea Turtles Essay

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    different species of Sea Turtles grace our ocean waters . From the beds of the Indian ocean to the colorful reefs of the Coral Triangle , even the sandy beaches of the Eastern Pacific. Human activities have tipped almost all the skills of the survival of these ancient turtles . Even though you think these turtles are not endangered , they are one of the most endangered species in the world . People have slaughtered these creatures for their eggs, meat, skin and shells, sea turtles suffer from poaching

  • Evolution Of Sea Turtle Essay

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    Sea Turtles and Evolution Human activity is endangering a vast array of lifeforms that have inhabited the Earth for millions of years. Recently I visited the Field Museum in Chicago Illinois to tour an exhibit titled The Evolving Planet. The story that the exhibit told was that of life on planet Earth, and how throughout time Earth has reinvented itself using whatever surviving species that remained after its latest mass extinction period had ended. It depicted in a graphic format how time and catastrophes

  • Loggerhead Turtles Essay

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    seen within any plant or animal. One example would include sea turtles, specifically, the Loggerhead Turtles. These turtles are native to the Indian, Atlantic, and Pacific Oceans as well as the Mediterranean Sea (Deurmit L 2007). They thrive in either temperate or tropical climates and can live in a myriad of biomes (Deurmit L 2007). These biomes include the pelagic, reef, coastal, and brackish water (Deurmit L 2007). Loggerhead turtles are omnivores and can eat anything from insects to aquatic crustaceans

  • Light Pollution and Sea Turtles

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    pollution has become a problem for sea turtle hatchlings along developed coastlines. The hatchlings have a natural instinct to move to the brightest direction which on a naturally lit beach is the night sky over the ocean. However, the artificial light that is found on developed coastlines, disorients sea turtle hatchlings and as a result they move towards this light instead of the ocean. According to an article on, only 1 in 1000 sea turtle hatchlings survive to maturity therefore

  • Green Sea Turtle Essay

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    Sea turtles are ancient creatures. They have been around for more than 110 million years ago. Turtles can live up to 100 years old fi they are able to protect themselves from harm. The Latin name for a sea turtle in general is Chelonioidea. Sea turtles are classified in following: Animalia Kingdom, Chordata phylum, Repitila class, Testudines order and Crypotdia suborder. They are also classified in the Chelonlidae or Dermochelyidae family. The genus and species of sea turtles depends on the species

  • Red Cooter Turtles Research

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    In this essay it will be about turtles. The turtle that is going to be discussed is the red-Cooter turtles. When we went to Venetians Garden I wanted to do turtles and kept looking for them. Overall I was worried what I was going to do but decided on turtles. Where we went there was some trash in the water depending whether it was under the bridge or the pond. It will have the results, methods, introduction about the project that I doing. On the planet, there are hundreds of thousands of different

  • Essay On Stranded Sea Turtles

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    Sea turtle is one of long distance migratory species in the marine environment. There are four out of seven species of sea turtles recorded to nest in Terengganu, Malaysia which includes Leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas), Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), and Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea). Stranding is defined as any sea turtle, dead or alive with abnormalities (injured, weak, diseases) washes ashore or near the shore (Vélez-Rubio et al., 2013). With the increasing