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Free Content Miscellaneous Observations on the Behavior of Captive Sea Turtles

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The behavior of 4 species of sea turtles which were observed for four and one half months in the tanks at Marineland, Florida is reported. The turtles were not aggressive, showed definite respiratory patterns, and exhibited varying degrees of territoriality. Feeding, sleeping, swimming, and other behavior characteristics are discussed.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 1958

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