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Turtles are freshwater, marine, and terrestrial vertebrates with a shell. Many species of turtles worldwide and in the United States are in need of conservation. This publication describes turtle biology, their ecological and cultural value, and threats to turtle populations.
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
March 19, 2020