Mass poisoning by sea turtle meat consumption – Three people died in Indonesia

A few days ago we received very sad news. Dozens of people were poisoned after eating the meat of a sea turtle on Sunday, 18 February 2018 during a traditional celebration on the Indonesian Island of Siberut. Three people died of poisoning in the following days. Two of the victims were small children, the third [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:02:20+01:00February 27th, 2018|Biology, Chelonitoxism, General, Indonesia|

Toothed turtles survived longer than scientists thought

The turtles living today don’t have teeth. Turtles have, of course, evolved from toothed ancestors, but it is also known from research on their developmental biology and from investigations of fossils that turtles lost their teeth a very long time ago. Up to now the “youngest” known toothed turtle lived about 190 million years ago, [...]

By |2019-09-25T15:01:21+01:00December 4th, 2016|Biology, General|