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How Do Sea Turtles Eat Jellyfish Without Getting Stung? • Turtle Conservation Society Of Malaysia

 


Did you ever wonder, why leatherback turtles don’t get stung by jellyfish? Our intern, Hasya, did a little research to uncover this secret:

https://www.turtleconservationsociety.org.my/how-do-sea-turtles-eat-jellyfish-without-getting-stung/



Leatherback turtles have spine-like projections called papillae which line down their esophagus that help them pierce and break down their prey once ingested.

Source: https://www.turtleconservationsociety.org.my/how-do-sea-turt..



 

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The Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia was established in October 2011. The aim of the society is to bring about the recovery of depleted wild populations of turtles, with particular reference to freshwater turtles, in Malaysia through partnerships with like-minded organizations, individuals and local communities as well as through its own programs.

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