The Reptiles

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NATURE’s The Reptiles: Turtles and Tortoises takes a close look at ancient creatures marching slowly through the millennia.

A turtle’s shell is among the most peculiar but successful pieces of design in the natural world. Unchanged for 200 million years, it has allowed the various species of turtles to populate almost everywhere in the world. But the limitations of life in a shell are causing turtles problems in today’s world. Over exploitation by humans has caused many turtle species to become extinct or endangered. This episode introduces some inspirational people who are trying to help them.

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Online content for The Reptiles: Turtles and Tortoises was originally posted February 2003.

Production Credits Print

Television Credits

Narrated by
HOWARD McGILLIN

Photography
DOUG BERTRAN
GORDON BUCHANAN
JAMES GRAY
ERIC HUYTON
FRED LEUTNER
PHIL LOVEL
GRAHAM MacFARLANE
SEAN O'DRISCOLL
IAN SALVAGE
ANDY SHILLABEER
CHRIS VILE
IAN WORKMAN

Sound
DAVID DAY
MAX HENNSER
KEN KING
KEVIN MEREDITH
LUKE SCHILLER

Writer
BARRY PAINE

Original Music
ROBERT NEUFELD

Editors
LYNDON MATTHEWS
DAVID WARNER

Online Editor
JAMES CAWTE

Colourist
TIM BOLT

Dubbing Editor
ANGELA GROVES

Dubbing Mixer
RICHARD CROSBY

Graphics
RICOCHET 4

With thanks to:
GALAPAGOS NATIONAL PARKS -- DESIREE CRUZ
CHARLES DARWIN RESEARCH STATION -- ROZ CAMERON
U.S. MARINE AND FISHERY SERVICE
THE TURTLE HOSPITAL
US NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE -- JOSHUA TREE
ARIZONA DESERT MUSEUM
CRAIG IVANYI
THE SAN DIEGO TURTLE AND TORTOISE SOCIETY
RANCHO SAN DIEGO ANIMAL HOSPITAL
CUC PHONG CONSERVATION PROJECT
DOUGLAS HENDRIE AND VU THI QUYEN
OSTIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
SEA TURTLE RESTORATION PROJECT -- RANDALL ARAUZ
DR PETER PRITCHARD
CAPE NATURE CONSERVATION
DR ERNST BAARD, MARK GENTLE, ANTON AND LEIGH-ANN WOLFHAART
PROTEUS REPTILE RESCUE

Production Executive
JAYNE CLARK

Company Production Manager
WILLIAM MEEHAN

Production Managers
FIONA MACKENZIE
KAREN MEEHAN

Post-production
MALCOLM MEREDITH
DOMINIC WESTON

Researcher
TOBY ROSS

Programme Consultant
ALAN R. MILLER

Assistant Producers
FELIX LANKESTER
DANIELA PULVERER

Producer
ROB HARVEY

Supervising Producer
MARK STRICKSON

Executive Producer
MICHAEL ROSENBERG

All sequences in this programme, whether filmed in the wild or under controlled conditions, represent authentic behavior.

For NATURE

Series Editor
JANET HESS

Supervising Producer
JANICE YOUNG

Producers
JILL CLARKE
PATTY JACOBSON
SUSANE LEE

Associate Producer
GIANNA SAVOIE

Production Assistant
IRENE TEJARATCHI

Production Secretary
AUSTIN RIPLEY

Manager
EILEEN FRAHER

Production Manager
JULIE SCHAPIRO THORMAN

Online Editor
BARRY GLINER

Sound Mixer
ED CAMPBELL

Series Producer
BILL MURPHY

Executive in Charge
WILLIAM GRANT

Executive Producer
FRED KAUFMAN

A Co-Production of Thirteen/WNET New York and Partridge Films Limited

This program was produced by Thirteen/WNET New York,
which is solely responsible for its content.

Web Credits

Producer
RONNIE GODEANU

Art Director
SABINA DALEY

Designers
LENNY DROZNER
KAREN MATTSON
RADIK SHVARTS

Pagebuilding
BRIAN SANTALONE

Writer
DAVID MALAKOFF

Production Artist
RUIYAN XU

Technical Director
BRIAN LEE

Content Consultant
SUSANE LEE

About the Writer
David Malakoff is a journalist covering research discoveries and the politics of science for SCIENCE MAGAZINE in Washington, D.C. His writing has appeared in a wide range of venues, including THE ECONOMIST, THE WASHINGTON POST, and ABCNews.com.

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