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Do turtles poop?

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By Stacey Venzel

Yes, turtles defecate.

Researchers created special swimsuits for turtles that collected their feces for examination.
Researchers created special swimsuits for turtles that collected their feces for examination.

A turtle’s food has to go somewhere, which becomes turtle poop. Turtles can have diarrhea, too. To learn more about sea turtles and their environment, researchers at The University of Queensland created poop-collecting hatchling swimsuits. The feces were then studied to determine turtle feeding grounds in an effort to allocate protection zones.

 

 

 
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