Study Reveals an Increase of Flying Turtles on Highways in United States

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A recent study performed by The University of Florida University College has been tracking an unusual increase in vehicular accidents with the latest one happening on the I-4 highway in Orlando Florida. The study was trying to determine whether a correlation on the effects between climate change and turtle migration patterns. The lead scientist performing this study has cited “An Inconvenient Truth” as the inspiration behind the project and has been researching the subject for close to a decade. The results are said to be “remarkable” by one researcher named Ignatius Michael Seaman.

The research involved tracking the number of incidents over the years and changes in climate. Head researcher Thomas Alexander Males (pronounced Mah-Less) said he noticed an unusual trend in drying lakes and other turtle friendly habitats which lead to an increase in migration. Due to the higher numbers of migrating reptilians the number of car accidents involving these reptilians has naturally increased. The accident have happened for a multitude of reasons including turtles being sent flying after being passed over by vehicles or drivers causing vehicular accidents by virtue of dodging the poor animals. But, due to this unusual reptilian activity Mr. Males has stated he had grounds for a solid thesis.

The thesis proposed by Mr. Males has stated the following: Turtle migration patterns have been affected by climate change due to the decrease in hospitable habitats caused by the overall increase of temperature on parts in the United States. This change in migration patterns has caused an overall increment in turtle related incidents in the southern states like California and Florida where turtles are commonly found among the fauna. My study seeks to confirm or deny whether a correlation between climate changes and turtle migrations which could affect the number of vehicular accidents involving the fauna of each State exists.

The study has also been supported by other studies which have tried to correlate the increase of turtle casualties in states that have had changes in habitat. Thus far the research of Mr. Males and his team has yielded very positive results and they awaiting the following few months to announce their results to the world. But, the researches do warn to watch out for flying reptiles that could be heading your way.

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You can find more information on this topic at the following links:

http://www.lakejacksonturtles.org/accident.htm

http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/wildlife_roads/facts/turtles_highways_crossing.html

http://www.lakejacksonturtles.org/accident.htm

https://blogs.umass.edu/natsci397a-eross/an-answer-to-vehicle-caused-turtle-fatalities-in-florida/

http://www.jstor.org/stable/3803725

http://www.wesh.com/news/turtle-goes-airborne-crashes-through-windshield-on-i4/39532102

 

Disclaimer:

Thank you for reading and hopefully you enjoyed this article as much as I enjoyed writing it. The images attached belong to their respective owners and the original link to the pictures can be found above. This article is a work of fiction and meant to be take with a grain of salt.

 

 

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