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:
All turtles fall into one of two subgroups: Pleurodira or Cryptodira. Pleurodira turtles are known as “side-necked” turtles and protect their head by turn it to the side and pressing it against their shell. Cryptodira […]
Two of the most powerful and prehistoric-looking turtles in the world are the common snapping turtle and the alligator snapping turtle. Though very similar, the two species have some key differences that even a novice […]
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 […]