Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Sea Turtles Make Great Dates

I got to eat my lunch with Murphy the other day (Georgia Aquarium's loggerhead sea turtle). The biologists have taught him how to get onto a blue stretcher (in case they need to examine him) and they practice this behavior with him during the feed. They also practice having him touch his nose to a white ball. This gives him mental enrinchment and allows them to guide Murphy where they need him to go. He's adorable!

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