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Turtles are an order of reptiles known as Testudines, characterized by a special shell developed mainly from their ribs. Modern turtles are divided into two major groups, the Pleurodira (side necked turtles) and Cryptodira (hidden necked turtles), which differ in the way the head retracts. There are 360 living and recently extinct species of turtles, including land-dwelling tortoises and freshwater terrapins. They are found on most continents, some islands and, in the case of sea turtles, much of the ocean. Like other amniotes (reptiles, birds, and mammals) they breathe air and do not lay eggs underwater, although many species live in or around water. Turtle shells are made mostly of bone; the upper part is the domed carapace, while the underside is the flatter plastron or belly-plate. Its outer surface is covered in scales made of keratin, the material of hair, horns, and claws. The carapace bones develop from ribs that grow sideways and develop into broad flat plates that join up to cover the body. Turtles are ectotherms or "cold-blooded", meaning that their internal temperature varies with their direct environment. They are generally opportunistic omnivores and mainly feed on plants and animals with limited movements. Many turtles migrate short distances seasonally. Sea turtles are the only reptiles that migrate long distances to lay their eggs on a favored beach. Turtles have appeared in myths and folktales around the world. Some terrestrial and freshwater species are widely kept as pets. Turtles have been hunted for their meat, for use in traditional medicine, and for their shells. Sea turtles are often killed accidentally as bycatch in fishing nets. Turtle habitats around the world are being destroyed. As a result of these pressures, many species are extinct or threatened with extinction.
Turtles was a South Korean hip-hop group which debuted in 2001. The single "Airplane" from their fourth album topped the KBS chart in September 2006. The lead singer, "Turtleman", died of a heart attack on April 2, 2008; he was found by his manager at his apartment at 2:30pm. On 2008-09-04, the remaining members announced the official disbandment. On April 18, 2011 they announced they will be returning on April 28, with a new male member and single.
The numerical value of Turtles in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Turtles in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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It takes a lot of coordination among trained, authorized individuals to successfully rescue stranded sea turtles, it is therefore critical that citizens report their sightings immediately, so that rescue efforts can begin quickly.
And right then, there must have been around nine vehicles pull up screeching, doors opening before vehicles even stop. I got a Suburban about 15 yards off to my right, Ninja turtles jumping out, AR15s, everything, and I just go, 'Oh, that's what that was.'.
With ongoing support and cooperation, we are hopeful that the number of turtles will continue to increase in the coming years.
Some fishers think the turtles eat all the seagrass before it grows and that prevents the fish from spawning in the area.
So I kind of got down on my hands and knees and I real gently brushed a little bit of sand back and then -- lo and behold, there's an egg, there's one hatching, we watched several of the turtles hatch in front of our eyes.
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