Farting turtle (NEWS)

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Postby carpy » 2007-05-23 15:09

quoting practical fishkeeping online:

" flatulent turtle at a British public aquarium caused problems over Christmas as it set off an alarm with its farts.

A Christmas treat of brussel sprouts led to the turtle at the Weymouth Sealife Centre developing flatulence which set the aquarium's alarm bells off, says the Daily Record.

Marine biologist Sarah Leaney told the Daily Record that she rushed into the aquarium after an alarm sounded to indicate that the water level was dangerously high. "Sprouts are a really healthy choice for sea turtles..."Leaney said: "When I got there, all seemed fine. I looked at the tube containing the sensor and saw a turtle beneath it.

"As I watched, a few large bubbles emerged from beneath him and rose to the surface next to the tube. Straight away, I realised what must have happened.

"We like to give all our animals a treat at Christmas and sprouts are a really healthy choice for sea turtles.

"But they do produce similar side-effects to those experienced by humans who eat too many sprouts."
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2007-05-23 19:55

*laughs* Oh dear oh dear...
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Postby carpy » 2007-05-23 20:39

thought i would lighten up the forum a little :D

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Postby smiley » 2007-05-24 16:37

haha, just seen the thread and i had to click on it :lol: :lol: :lol:

good find :tup:
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can plecs see what they are eating ?
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Postby carpy » 2007-05-25 07:40

yes, i quite liked it to!

i will take on this role, every little news clip that takes to my liking i will post, there have been a couple, will keep you guys up to date!

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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2007-05-25 23:03

Looking forwards to seeing more!
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Re: Farting turtle (NEWS)

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