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Sheldon the Snapping Turtle©

The oldest member of The Super Fins®, Shel is the friendly curmudgeon of the group, the first one to suggest they take a nap or have a snack. When you've been around as long as Shel has, you pretty much know everyone or at least their parents or grandparents. Crusty, grumpy, and slow, Shel's the grouchy relative you love, but have a hard time explaining why. 

Sheldon covers the habitats where he and his relatives live: ponds, streams, and marshes. Working in conjunction with Cinca the Sea Star© (reefs, estuaries) and Whiskers the River Otter® (shoreline, rivers, brackish), Shel helps cover all the stories about what happens where the land and water meet. Here are some of Shel's latest stories:

Why do turtles eat plastic?

April 24, 2017

By Stacey Venzel Aquatic turtles are used to chomping at things floating through the water, which they expect to be food. It wasn’t until humans came along that turtles have had to be careful about […]

What should I do if I find a baby turtle?

April 17, 2017

By Stacey Venzel Baby humans are small but not nearly as small as baby turtles. The intelligence of a baby turtle also far exceeds that of a newborn infant. Even baby turtles know where they […]