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The word 'turtle' can refer to different species, some live in the sea, others in freshwater or on land. SlideThe Galápagos tortoise is a land-dwelling turtle.
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Many turtle species are endangered, so the term often involves conservation topics. SlideSea turtle nests are protected by law on many beaches.
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Turtles are seen as wisdom symbols in some cultures which can influence their use in stories and literature. SlideIn the fable, the wise turtle taught the young rabbit a lesson.