Thursday, June 9, 2011

What are your thoughts does Turtle hears your voice?

A cartoon turtle, with a simple question scrawled below, "Where is the turtle ears?" Made its way to my office the other day. The design, drawn by a child, showed the slug without ears. The child asked, "How did he hear?"

In fact, the turtles have ears, which are really small hole in the side of the head, allowing sound waves to enter.

In the past, people thought that the turtles are deaf. This conclusion may be more likely to have arisen from the fact that the turtles would not have seen or exceed the physical ears on the sides of their heads, as is the case with most animals.

Although turtles do not see these pair of the outer ear, they may, however, understand her, and "hear". They do not hear as clearly as we humans, but they are required corresponding auditory nerve and brain centers that need to feel and understand surrounding vibrations. Sound waves are collected by small holes located on the external side of the head of the turtle, and passes through the middle ear, which is designed to increase the volume of sound waves. Thus, although scientists believe that turtles rely more on their senses of sight and smell, which is more developed, they are certainly able to hear.

As the physical constitution of each animal has a corresponding physiological function, why the ears of sea turtles are present in over their heads to make them more aerodynamic when they're in water. This will allow them to see the sounds and vibrations around them.

Although turtles are drums eardrum or ear collects sound waves to an audience more specifically, the turtle is capable of detecting low frequency sounds and vibrations of detection if they are in water or on land .

For this reason, they rely primarily on their sight and smell to help them move. There are even theories suggesting that the subtle scent of the turtle they can return to the beach where they originally hatched to mate and lay their eggs.

It is known that turtles find or identify food, mates, and territory of their fragrance. The vision of the turtle is also excellent. They can distinguish colors and shapes, things that are important for animals that live or spend time on the water. What turtles lack a refined sense of hearing, they account for their fragrance and excellent vision.

Some people consider their pets as important as their children. Whether true or not, some owners think their pet turtles pet lover is able to identify and respond to their voices!

We have no objective data to confirm or disprove this theory. The way a turtle can respond, as some experts say, comes from the way they feel the vibrations around them. Maybe it's not as well or the unique quality of voice through the ear of the turtle, but the vibrations from the closing of doors and other vibration-inducing stimuli or motions around them. Hopefully future research will help us determine the truth about the turtle ear!

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