Sea Turtle Siesta

You may see a seemingly lifeless turtle on the bottom of the Giant Ocean Tank during your next visit. You may even wonder if it's alive. Well, I'm here to tell you that it is!

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Yep, that turtle is just snoozing and, in fact, our sea turtles love a good nap now and then. They all have their favorite spots to rest and some have more than one. They are able to stay underwater for a couple hours or even more, so siestas are quite common among our marine reptilian friends in the GOT.  Have a look at this video for proof!

Join the Aquarium's animal rescue team! The Aquarium is a global leader in saving endangered turtles. Come see rescued turtles in the Giant Ocean Tank! These turtles were treated but deemed unable to survive in the wild. Plus, our newest interactive exhibit gives you hands-on experience with the process of diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating these fascinating animals. 

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