Thursday, April 2, 2020


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:

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