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post #1 of 16 Old 01-18-2007, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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Sea Turtles?

I know this is a stupid question but...has anyone heard of baby sea turtles in home aquariums?
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post #2 of 16 Old 01-18-2007, 07:58 PM
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But I thought they are illegal for possession. Nowadays, they are increasingly becoming endangered. They are bred in most areas where sanctuary is provided and the babies being released into the wild to ensure the continuity of their existence.

In no way should the turtles be legal for possession considering their present declining rate in number because of several factors including poaching and overfishing.

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post #3 of 16 Old 01-18-2007, 09:21 PM
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Yeah, there is no way you can have sea turtles in a home aquarium.
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post #4 of 16 Old 01-18-2007, 09:28 PM
catch em in the EAC lol, joking, dont catch them, let them live there 150 year lives. They are becoming endangered though
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post #5 of 16 Old 01-19-2007, 07:43 AM
I don't think you can bring your tank to prison. Don't ever even touch them on the beach. If you touch them it greatly reduces their survival rates. Just leave them alone so future generations of kids might have a chance to see one alive.
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post #6 of 16 Old 01-20-2007, 03:19 AM
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Even if they weren't endangered & illegal to collect they get huge.

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post #7 of 16 Old 01-23-2007, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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yeah..i was just wondering. they are facinating creatures and i live in nj.. theres no way i would even try to catch one...plus i dont think id make it in prison..haha...thanks tho
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post #8 of 16 Old 01-23-2007, 07:02 PM
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this tank has a sea turtle in it.


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The tank is 14,000 gallons, not your typical home aquarium.



All creatures are from South Carolina shore.
Queen angels
Blue angels
French angels
Loggerhead turtle
Nurse shark
Green moray
Spotted moray
Spanish wrasses
Cuban wrasses
basses
and much more!


This tank is located in the South Carolina Aquarium.

http://www.scaquarium.org/


I apologize for not being able to credit the photographer, unknown.
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post #9 of 16 Old 01-23-2007, 07:26 PM
Didnt work for me.
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post #10 of 16 Old 01-23-2007, 09:00 PM
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The link? i just clicked it and it worked fine.
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