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Turtles Go On Summer Vacation While Ponds Get Scrubbed Clean

Turtles Go On Summer Vacation While Ponds Get Scrubbed Clean

On June 9, 2014, UT biologists and students helped move about 140 turtles from UT Austin's beloved turtle pond to a temporary home for a long overdue cleaning of the lower pond.

More photos and information can be found here: http://utaustin.tumblr.com/post/88301007405/uts-turtles-take-a-summer-vacation-around-140

The turtles' summer vacation attracted a lot of attention.

Local TV station KXAN covered it here: http://kxan.com/2014/06/09/ut-pond-scrub-down-sends-turtles-to-temporary-home/

And local station KVUE aired this piece: http://www.kvue.com/media/cinematic/video/10259841/ut-to-clean-famous-turtle-pond/

And the Austin American-Statesman ran this story about the pond cleaning: http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/local/ut-turtle-pond-is-drained-cleaned/ngHcp/

Just one week later, the turtles were back: http://utaustin.tumblr.com/post/88989355029/uts-turtles-return-to-turtle-pond-after-quick

Local TV station KXAN ran a story on the turtles' return here: http://kxan.com/2014/06/16/turtles-return-home-to-ut-turtle-pond/

All photos below are by Marsha Miller or Marc Airhart.

 

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Guest - Kathie Hanson on Thursday, 03 July 2014 17:19

Hope you all have seen the soccer playing turtle video! Our dog loves it!
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http://rumahlaptop.com/video/81720bVYf9Q/Aggressive-Turtle-plays-ball-with-a-dog.html

Hope you all have seen the soccer playing turtle video! Our dog loves it! Kathie Hanson, BS 64 http://rumahlaptop.com/video/81720bVYf9Q/Aggressive-Turtle-plays-ball-with-a-dog.html
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