These were samples collected from an individual Spiny turtle, a Parker's snake-necked turtle, and two Keeled box turtles.
Three of seven (43%) of Parker's snake-necked turtle samples had Hg levels within or above the range recommended for no more than one meal per month.
p Rapid action to prevent the snake-necked turtle
, from Indonesian Roti Island, from being completely wiped out.
Use of the rear legs to excavate the nest cavity, reposition the eggs and backfill the nest as described here is a common behaviour shared with other Australian side-necked turtles including Eastern Snake-necked Turtle Chelodina longicollis, Macquarie Turtle Emydura macquarii and Irwin's Snapping Turtle Elseya irwini (Green 1996, 1997; Turner 2004), and is similar to the nesting behaviour of many other turtle species including marine turtles (Miller et al.
Bower DS and Hodges KM (2014) Chelodina expansa Gray 1857--Broad-shelled Turtle, Giant Snake-necked Turtle.
The Eastern Snake-necked Turtle
Chelodina longicollis is the only turtle known to occur in the study area (Table 1).
Hopeful Sadly, the turtles are still hunted and are often passed off as New Guinea snake-necked turtles
, which are also illegal to own.
Staff at the Sea Life Centre in Birmingham said they had no idea that one of their Roti Island snake-necked turtles
had laid eggs.
Pupils at last year's event got to know animals as diverse as Hog Island boas and snake-necked turtles
, as well as the goats and sheep on our rare breeds farm.
Its residents will include Asian box turtles, Chinese golden thread turtles and Roti Island snake-necked turtles
Demography and movement patterns of a population of eastern snake-necked turtles
, Chelodina longicollis (Shaw, 1794).
Among the others now swimming freely in the Sanctuary are Asian box turtles, Chinese golden thread turtles, Roti Island snake-necked turtles
and a Malaysian box turtle kept as a pet by a Birmingham man for a number of years.