Saturday, September 27, 2008

Turtle with Mohawk

From a post at BoingBoing, here's the Mary River Turtle an endangered turtle from South East Australia. I found some more details about the turtle and the story of photograph at the ABC Australia site. The green hair is, of course, algae, but it isn't just caught on the turtle it's growing there - presumably restricted to the areas the turtle can't reach with its legs or mouth.

Sadly, it's a conservation related story too since the turtle is threatened by plans to build a dam on the Mary River.

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