Turtle Species of the Mississippi Delta?

Answer Turtles are classified in the order Chelonia along with tortoises. Though turtles and tortoises exhibit many similarities -- most notably the possession of a shell -- most turtles live in water. Bo... Read More »

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How to Make a Mississippi Delta Guitar?

A mature Robert Johnson played budget Gibson and Stella guitars during his life, according to his friend Johnny Shines. (reference 1) Other Delta bluesmen, such as Bukka White, used a National Stee... Read More »

List of Endangered Species in Mississippi?

Mississippi offers warm climates and forested areas to a variety of wildlife species. However, some of Mississippi's native animals are on the brink of extinction, due to loss of habitat, overhunti... Read More »

Native Turtle Species in Alabama?

Alabama is in the southeast U.S., providing warm temperatures for cold-blooded animals such as turtles. Native turtles in Alabama include box, softshell turtles, and mud and musk turtles. Mud and m... Read More »

Are turtle shells supposed to fall off the turtle?

No, turtle shells aren't supposed to fall off. A shell is made from bone and plates made of keratin called scutes. Many freshwater turtles will shed their scutes as they grow but they do not shed t... Read More »