turtle lives 'twixt plated decks
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As the turtle pumps water through its cloaca, oxygen is extracted by a surrounding network of blood vessels. This allows it to remain submerged for up to three days to avoid predatory crocodiles, Franklin says. "These turtles can dive for some phenomenal times."
Deep Breathing. New Scientist Magazine, 19 August 2000.
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