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No Longer 'Deaf as a Stump': Researchers Find Turtles Chirp, Click, Meow, Cluck

Animals  (tags: animalwelfare, animals, investigation, turtles, sounds, science, wildlife, wildanimals )

- 1758 days ago -
Two new studies published recently in Chelonian Conservation and Biology and Herpetologica find that two turtle species vocalize when they reproduce and during some social interactions, and that their vocalizations are many and varied.


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Gabriele Jefferson (147)
Saturday July 26, 2014, 8:26 am
noted, shared on fb, twitter, g+, thx.

Kamia T (89)
Saturday July 26, 2014, 11:57 am
This doesn't surprise me at all. I was told that hummingbirds made no viable sounds. Having 50 flying around my deck feeders, I get the privilege of sitting at night and listening to many, many different sounds, chirps, etc while those little fighter pilots duke it out. Just because we don't take the time to get to know an animal well enough to learn it's language, doesn't mean it's not talking!

Karen Bastin (3)
Saturday July 26, 2014, 1:30 pm
Dam Cal. You really provide food for thought!!!! Thank you.

Animae C (508)
Saturday July 26, 2014, 3:28 pm
Thanx Cal

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 27, 2014, 1:49 am
Turtles are amazing! I love these precious beings. Thanks Cal!

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 27, 2014, 6:18 am
They also say cats make many sounds, but they all sound the same to me.

Laura Menighetti (19)
Sunday July 27, 2014, 10:22 am
Noted. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!

Malgorzata Zmuda (202)
Sunday July 27, 2014, 11:14 am
tylko ludzie nie chcą ich słuchać i słyszeć

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 27, 2014, 11:21 am

Ruth C (87)
Sunday July 27, 2014, 11:36 am
Thank you for the article.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday July 27, 2014, 1:12 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Kate Kenner (215)
Sunday July 27, 2014, 2:10 pm
People are so often surprised at the things animals do. Well, they live, survive, communicate, and do many other amazing things as well just because we don't hear/see the does not mean theya re not happening.

Dianne D (490)
Sunday July 27, 2014, 3:14 pm
All animals know joy and pain, they must have the ability to communicate with each other also, so I'm not really surprised by this.

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday July 27, 2014, 6:51 pm
Noted. Very interesting. Thank you.

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Monday July 28, 2014, 1:38 am
Noted. Interesting article!
Thanke you.

Anita R (2)
Monday July 28, 2014, 3:34 am
If we're considering tortoises in addition to turtles, Galapagos giant tortoises grunt. I observed some when I was there. They were migrating to higher land which they do seasonally. They grunted as they walked.

rita uljee (1)
Monday July 28, 2014, 3:48 am
so amazing these turtles good story thanks.
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