Turtles in the Ancient Arctic

Turtles Island-Hopped Their Way Across a Warm Arctic

Sometime about 90 million years ago, Asian turtles hit the road for North America. Although researchers thought that these reptiles had crawled around the globe via Russia and Alaska, new findings suggest that they may have taken a shortcut–over a series of islands now submerged under the Arctic Sea.

The conclusions are based on an unusual turtle fossil…


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