Though all turtles breathe air, aquatic turtles such as sliders (Trachemys scripta)
and painted turtles (Chrysemys picta) can stay underwater for quite some time.
Depending on the species, a turtle can stay under water for hours, days, weeks or
even months. Turtles that spend large amounts of time submerged have ...
Red-eared slider turtles can survive for months underwater without needing to
come back up for air. In the wild, they must do this during cold winters when the ...
Oct 31, 2014 ... If you think of turtles the way you think of amphibians (because turtles can remain
a relatively long time underwater), you'd be mistaken to ...
How long can a turtle stay underwater before it needs to surface to breathe? John
Crowther Tampa, Florida. It depends on the species, locality and temperature.
Apr 19, 2010 ... Turtles breathe air; they need to come to the surface to breathe oxygen. But they
have adaptations that allow them to stay underwater for long ...
Turtles do not breathe underwater in the sense of what we call breathing. ... How
long the turtle can hold its breath is also in direct proportion to how active it ... I
was wondering more indepth about how my snapper stays under water for so
When they are active, sea turtles must swim to the ocean surface to breathe every
few minutes. When they are resting, they can remain underwater for as long as ...
When hibernating, Painted turtles can stay under water for up to five months,
holding their ... Painted turtles are medium sized, growing 10-25 cm long, with.
No one really knows how long a turtle can be underwater, but we do know they
can drown. There are some things you can do to help him. Take him out of the ...