Tag: Blanding’s turtles

June 22, 2021

After pipeline work, Blanding’s turtles released in Michigan

When a new natural gas pipeline was being built north of Detroit in 2020, wildlife workers moved affected reptiles and amphibians and their eggs out of the way — particularly...

April 23, 2019

Student Research: Modeling habitats for endangered Indiana turtles

In northern Indiana, spotted turtles (Clemmys guttata) and Blanding’s turtles (Emydoidea blandingii) face a number of human-caused threats. While habitat fragmentation, habitat loss and degradation, road mortality and even poaching...

December 18, 2018

Freshwater turtles use the sun to navigate to dark horizons

Researchers knew that Blanding’s turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) hatchlings travel in a straight line toward dark horizons, but they didn’t know how they navigated. Some turtles, such as loggerhead sea turtles...