Monday, 18 August 2014

Scientists study 'talking' turtles in Brazilian Amazon

Date:
August 14, 2014

Source:
Wildlife Conservation Society

Summary:
Turtles are well known for their longevity and protective shells, but it turns out these reptiles use sound to stick together and care for young. Scientists working in the Brazilian Amazon have found that Giant South American river turtles actually use several different kinds of vocal communication to coordinate their social behaviors, including one used by female turtles to call to their newly hatched offspring in what is the first instance of recorded parental care in turtles.


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