Photo: Snorkeling Dives
Turtles are reptiles of the order Testudines characterized by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs and acting as a shield.
World Turtle Day
The purpose of World Turtle Day, May 23, sponsored yearly since 2000 by American Tortoise Rescue, is to bring attention to, and increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage human action to help them survive and thrive. Hashtag: #WorldTurtleDay
We're protecting habitats that animals like desert tortoise need by working to see that energy development happens in already-degraded areas. #WorldTurtleDay https://t.co/nPqwZl7xPB pic.twitter.com/9jOOU3aXKY
— NatureConservancy NV (@Nature_Nevada) May 23, 2018