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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).

Photo by Takuma O. for the Cairns Underwater Film Festival competition.

Source: Queensland Blog

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