Turtles Go On Summer Vacation While Ponds Get Scrubbed Clean

Posted on in In the News

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.



  • Guest
    Kathie Hanson Thursday, July 03, 2014

    Hope you all have seen the soccer playing turtle video! Our dog loves it!
    Kathie Hanson, BS 64

Leave your comment

Guest Sunday, July 05, 2015