The Diving Turtle is a symbol of creation from the North American Indians, and is part of the inspiration for the Daliesque Earth Diver, original art-jewellery. Silver pendant & chain necklace with 23kt gold vermeil diving helmet and enamel. #GiftAStory
The Green (Sea) Turtle is an Endangered Species, even though it is now protected throughout most of the world. Threats to the species include illegal hunting, habitat destruction, pollution, and accidental entanglement in fishing lines. Green Turtle @ Sipadan by lndr, via Flickr
Florida softshell turtle (Apalone ferox). Soft-shelled turtles are strange. Over the long course of evolution, they've lost the outer, keratinous, layer of their shell. With the exception of one clade they've lost the peripheral bones on the outer ring of their shell. These and other morphological oddities make soft-shelled turtles a compelling study animal.