Turtle Known for Punk Appearance Listed as Endangered

Australian John Cann, a Sydney-based turtle enthusiast, found the Mary River Turtle in a discovery that led to the Mary River Turtle being classified as a new species.
Found in just one waterway in a remote part of Australia's east coast, the turtle - with its green-algae Mohican and ability to breathe through its genitals - is one of the world's most distinct reptiles. It is also now officially one of the most endangered.
Known affectionately as the "punk turtle", the Mary River Turtle was this week ranked number 29 by the Zoological Society of London on its Evolutionary Distinct and Globally Endangered list, triggering widespread calls to better protect the Australian reptile.

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+1 1. ringmaster commented 4 years ago

We owe the world to take better care of other species.
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0 2. Judge-Jake commented 4 years ago

To be fare the Turtle has been around an awful lot longer than punk, so I suggest punks should be renamed the Mary River Turtles or perhaps the Marys for short, sort of apt I think. :D
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-2 3. sux2bu commented 4 years ago

#2 They ARE named the Mary River Turtles , just listen to the first 10 seconds of the video. Jeeez