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A critically endangered Egyptian tortoise (Testudo kleinmanni) at the Houston Zoo.

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A Texas diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin littoralis) at the Houston Zoo.

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A Florida crown conch (Melongena corona) at the Brevard Zoo.

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A male, Western hinge-back tortoise (Kinixys nogueyi) named Harvey at the Brevard Zoo.

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A male, Western hinge-back tortoise (Kinixys nogueyi) named Harvey at the Brevard Zoo.

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A snail on a gravel path at the Sunset Zoo in Manhattan, Kansas.

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A red abalone (Haliotis rufescens) at the REEF, at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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A red abalone (Haliotis rufescens) at the REEF, at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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A federally endangered white abalone (Haliotis sorenseni) at the REEF, at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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A white abalone (Haliotis sorenseni) at the REEF, at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered black abalone (Haliotis cracherodii) at the REEF, at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered black abalone (Haliotis cracherodii) at the REEF, at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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A chestnut cowrie (Neobernaya spadicea) at the REEF, at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Ida’s miter (Mitra idea) at the REEF, at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Ida’s miter (Mitra idea) at the REEF, at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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A vulnerable golden Greek tortoise (Testudo graeca terrestris) at Pet Paradise.

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A vulnerable Hispaniolan elegant slider (Trachemys decorata) from a private collection in the Dominican Republic.

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A critically endangered, male ploughshare tortoise (Astrochelys yniphora) at the Turtle Conservancy. This is the most endangered tortoise species in the world, with less than 500 in the wild and a few hundred in captivity.

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An endangered, male Okinawa black-breasted leaf turtle, Geoemyda japonica, at the Turtle Conservancy.

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A common padloper tortoise (Homopus areolatus) at the Turtle Conservancy.

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An endangered, male Okinawa black-breasted leaf turtle, Geoemyda japonica, at the Turtle Conservancy.

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A critically endangered Palawan Island forest turtle (Siebenrockiella leytensis) at the Turtle Conservancy.

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A critically endangered Palawan Island forest turtle (Siebenrockiella leytensis) at the Turtle Conservancy.

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Critically endangered, yearling Burmese star tortoises (Geochelone platynota) at the Turtle Conservancy.

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Critically endangered, yearling Burmese star tortoises (Geochelone platynota) at the Turtle Conservancy.

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Critically endangered and federally endangered, yearling radiated tortoises (Astrochelys radiata) at the Turtle Conservancy.

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A critically endangered and federally endangered, yearling radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) at the Turtle Conservancy.

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Critically endangered and federally endangered, yearling radiated tortoises (Astrochelys radiata) at the Turtle Conservancy.

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A critically endangered, male ploughshare tortoise (Astrochelys yniphora) at the Turtle Conservancy. This is the most endangered tortoise species in the world, with less than 500 in the wild and a few hundred in captivity.

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A feather duster worm (Sabella melanostigma) at Pure Aquariums from the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab.

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Florida horse conch (Triplofusus giganteus) at the Columbus Zoo.

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Florida horse conch (Triplofusus giganteus) at the Columbus Zoo.

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Channeled turban snail (Turbo canaliculatus) at the Columbus Zoo.

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Channeled turban snail (Turbo canaliculatus) at the Columbus Zoo.

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A spiny softshell turtle (Apalone spinifera spinifera) at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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A chaco tortoise (Chelonoidis petersi) at Zoo Atlanta.

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