Turtles breathe underwater with Cloacal Respiration: A Moment in Science

[Various gross animal sounds] This is a Painted Turtle one of North Carolina’s more attractive aquatic turtles. However, it’s got a pretty unattractive way of breathing at least in the wintertime. during the summer you’re likely to find this turtle basking in the sun on logs in lakes and ponds but in the wintertime it […]