roguesquid:

How do turtles communicate? —

RogueSquid says: “Recently two studies published in the Chelonian Conservation and Biology and Herpetologica found that two turtles species are capable of vocalizing when they reproduce. The two species can also communicate during some social interactions. According to a herpetologist and turtle conservationist with the Brazilian Institutes for Amazon Research and Director of the Center for Amazon Turtle Conservation, claims that no one studied turtle communication before because old literature. Claims from the 1950s stated that turtles were deaf and did not vocalize, so everyone believed it and failed to investigate it.”

(via Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News: Turtle Talk: Exactly how do turtles communicate?)

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