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Dark Side Of the Turtle

A sea turtle provides a modicum of shelter for baitfish attempting to evade the eyes of hungry sailfish.

 

Inside the mouth of a Leatherback Turtle, the largest turtle in the world. The ‘spikes’ are actually soft and fleshy and help the turtle in swallowing its main prey- jellyfish.
For an amazingly in-depth look at this weird feeding apparatus, check out the fab docco series Inside Nature’s Giants (skip to 20.25 for the digestive system part).

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