Can Turtles Breath through Their Butts?

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Turtles do not actually breathe through their rear end. Turtles do, however, have two respiratory muscles, one at the front of the shell and one at the rear of the shell. You can find more information here: http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2325/is-it-true-turtles-breathe-through-their-butts
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