We now have invasive Asian clams in the Shenandoah(!), my friend and her daughter found several shells a few weeks ago and called the extension office to see what they were. They said the clams likely came in bilge water and made their way down here. The shells are surprisingly large and a dark grey color, some slightly bluish.
The shell is beautiful, I hope the turtle had a long and happy life.
Turtles will shed more frequently while they are younger and their shells are growing, but you can still expect an adult to shed once or twice a year. As they get older, they may not do full sheds at once, but rather certain sections will go one at a time.
depending on the type of turtle and its specific needs. What is this? Throughout a turtle's life, it will grow and periodically need to replace portions of its old shell with new ones.'
THANK GOODNESS!!! Of course, I wasn't at the beach watching the process.
I have never seen a naked turtle running around without its shell. That could prove embarrassing for all parties concerned.