Tag: turtles

Island Science

Red-Eared Killing Machine

~ by Dr. Sarah D. Oktay, Director, University of Massachusetts Nantucket Field Station ~ We had a little bit of drama in the UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station lab on Friday. Trawalney, our 15-20 year old red eared slider turtle (named by one of our junior rangers) decided the beautiful […]

Island Science

Turtle Crossing

by Dr. Sarah D. Oktay Managing Director UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station While walking my dog Swegen at Windswept Bog this past week, I noticed signs installed by the Nantucket Conservation Foundation reminding visitors that June is turtle nesting month.  Within ten minutes I found a nesting painted turtle and […]