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Turtle Mating Ritual

Our turtles do the darndest things, right? Ever wonder why your turtle is flicking his webbed feet at another turtle or object? It’s a mating ritual! Check out this video to see a clear example of the behavior:

Pretty cool, huh? Seeing any other behaviors with your turtle that you don’t know what they are?

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Train Your Turtle in Two Easy Steps!

Just saw a short, interesting video where this woman (girl?) shows how she trained her turtle to do stuff:

I wish I had seen this when my turtles were alive. I think I would have pulled them out of the tank more often!

Has anyone else trained their turtle in a similar way?

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Turtle Navigators Video

Back to Video Monday’s, this turtle video describes how turtles navigate their way to the ocean by looking at the stars. Another hatching video, it has some nice shots of the hatchlings swimming in the water.

Also, sadly, I believe this will be my last Video Monday post for a while. Seems I have exhausted quite a bit of my video resources and now I’m getting a bunch of repeat film. Hopefully I can bring the column back this summer with new vids.

Don’t fret! I have plans for a new column to take its place next week! Make sure to check back!

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Video of Turtles Hatching on a Beach

I can never pass up a hatching video. Seeing all those beautiful little baby turtles fight there way up and out of their nests to the water never ceases to amaze me. This particular video is about 7 minutes long, but quite fun to watch.

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Video of the Happiest Turtle Ever

Happiest Turtle Ever from Henrik Edelbring on Vimeo.

I love seeing turtle videos taken by divers. This one is particularly happy, just as the title states. The music selected for the video is pretty happy, too. It’s worth the two minutes of your time to watch.

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Video on Prehistoric New York and the Giant Sea Turtle

This is an interesting video on prehistoric giant sea turtles in the area of New York with water overlays of current New York.

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Video: Study exposes how sea turtle hatchlings use their flippers

Today you get not one, but two excellent turtle-related videos!

“Life can be scary for endangered loggerhead sea turtles immediately after they hatch. After climbing out of their underground nest, the baby turtles must quickly traverse a variety of terrains for several hundred feet to reach the …”

Courtesy of PhysOrg.com

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Common Musk Turtle Care Video

A quick video showing the care of the Common Musk or Stinkpot Turtle.

Lifestyles of the Loggerhead Turtle

What’s born at the beach and spends most of its life at sea? A sailor? Nope, this fascinating life belongs to the loggerhead turtle!

Video courtesy National Geographic.

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Soft Shell Turtle Strikes Like A Snake!

From a River Monsters episode – A giant soft-shell turtle strikes like a snake with its long, retractable neck, giving River Monsters host Jeremy Wade an unexpected shock!

Courtesy of Animal Planet

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