About the author

I am the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! The most recent can be found at LosingMyReligions.net. Currently, I am President of One Step for Animals; previously, I was shitcanned from so many nonprofits that we can’t list them all here. Before my unfortunate encounter with activism, I was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA (to impress Carl Sagan). My hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED}. I live in Tucson with my soulmate and reluctant editor Anne, along with the occasional snake and scorpion.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Turtles!

Anne has several amazing photographer / naturalist pals who very generously share their outstanding work. The latest batch from Marty Horowitz (who was a contributor to Anne's former blog) had these turtle pictures, which he's kindly given me permission to post here (click for larger). 

He adds: "Note the last turtle image, which shows carapace scutes being shed.  This process (helped along by basking) is a normal part of replacing hard structures with new, larger ones to accommodate the growth of the animal." He offers this link for more:
https://animals.howstuffworks.com/reptiles/turtle-shell1.htm





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