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OLD SAYBROOK, Conn., June 2, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Turtle Conservation Project (TCP) wants your turtle pictures. "With so many people able to send an image right from their cell phone, we can quickly tell them which of Connecticut's nine turtle species they have encountered," said TCP's Chuck Landrey. "Plus we will send back a complete description of that species and its habitat needs, to educate folks about these amazing creatures."

Send an image of any turtle you observe to turtleatlas@gmail.com for quick identification and advice.

In June Connecticut's turtles greatly increase their movements as they seek out new habitat, mates and nesting sites.

Photos and detailed information on turtle sightings can also be entered online in less than three minutes at www.ctturtleatlas.com . It includes an interactive map that lets you pinpoint exactly where the turtle was found.

"We encourage people to also enter photos of car-killed turtles," said Landrey. "We want to document where there are concentrations of turtles crossing roads. As hard as it is to look at those pictures, photographic evidence is essential."

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The Turtle Conservation Project is dedicated to protecting New England's turtles and the habitats they depend upon.

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