How Do Turtles Breathe?

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Turtles breath through lungs and aquatic turtles, breath through their permeable skin. Some species have modified their cloaca to increase the area of gas exchange.
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Turtles are unmistakable. Their shells set them apart from all other animals, and render them perhaps the most anatomically interesting of vertebrates. The shell is not an exoskeleton, as some people mistakenly... More »
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Turtles breath by filling their lungs with air. Turtles do this by using their belly muscles to push their organs away, and then pulling air inside. One breath can last hours! You can find more information here: http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1298&dat=19781004&id=44gTAAAAIBAJ&sjid=8ooDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5580,347982
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