Nature Notes

July 30, 2011

Blanding’s Turtle

Filed under: Animals,Long Point — Tags: , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
Blanding's Turtle, Emydoidea blandingii

Blanding’s Turtle, Emydoidea blandingii, is found throughout the Great Lakes region where it is endangered due to habitat loss. This image was taken at Long Point, Ontario

It has a high domed shell which often has spots on the top, and a deep yellow throat. It is said to live up to 80 years.

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