turtles http://michiganradio.org en Humane Society asks Michigan drivers to watch out for turtles http://michiganradio.org/post/humane-society-asks-michigan-drivers-watch-out-turtles <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Why did the turtle cross the road? The answer is that it is just that time of the year again. Michigan's turtles are hitting the roads to go and lay their eggs on the other side.</span></p><p>The Humane Society of Huron Valley is urging drivers to keep on the look out for these little guys making their way across our roads, and to avoid them as safely as possible. If the mood strikes you, get out and nudge them in the direction that they are headed.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:52:14 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 17321 at http://michiganradio.org Humane Society asks Michigan drivers to watch out for turtles Michigan turtles still feeling effects of oil spill http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-turtles-still-feeling-effects-oil-spill <p>According to an <a href="http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/article/20111104/OILSPILL/111040320/1002/NEWS01">article</a> in the Battle Creek Enquirer, turtles are still suffering negative effects from last year&#39;s oil spill in west Michigan&#39;s Talmadge Creek and Kalamazoo River.</p><p>Scientists including Bob Doherty have been working to rehabilitate affected turtles and document the extent of the damage to turtle populations caused by remaining submerged oil.</p><p>Doherty is under contract with Enbridge Inc., the company responsible for the spill.</p><p>Doherty and his staff will administer care to some 30 rescued turtles in the coming months who are not healthy enough to return to the wild for winter hibernation. Mon, 07 Nov 2011 19:23:38 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 4860 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan turtles still feeling effects of oil spill