The Heat is On: Desert Tortoises and Survival

I just finished watching the USGS-sponsored desert tortoise documentary titled "The Heat is On: Desert Tortoises and Survival," which I highlighted in my last post.  It's definitely worth downloading or viewing online if you want to learn more about the science behind the recovery efforts, and the array of threats that the tortoises face.   You can check it out at the USGS website.


  1. It played ok to my computer. Thank you for posting this.

  2. Boy this is an excellent video. I really like the part beginning around minute 22, where the biologists especially Larry Lapre, talk about not
    putting these renewable energy projects out in the middle of nowhere where they industrialize and
    fragment prime tortoise habitat!

    Thanks for posting this.



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