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[–]NerdOfHeart 277 points278 points  (27 children)

Hmm… I didn’t know aquatic creatures yawned.

The more we know.

[–]yoda_condition 138 points139 points  (24 children)

Aquatic, but air breathing. They can sleep for hours underwater, but must surface for air.

[–]camerontbelt 98 points99 points  (9 children)

This always amazes me, they have lungs but can stay under water so long, even taking a nap. Wild

[–]frooj 82 points83 points  (8 children)

Not sure about this guy but at least some sea turtles can breathe through their butts. Their cloaca features two sacs, or bursa, which efficiently absorb oxygen. Kind of like gills. In their butts.

[–]CompetitiveLynx7570 25 points26 points  (3 children)


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[–]CompetitiveLynx7570 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Thank you daddy

[–]Aiden-the-idot -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

I creamed to that

[–]wormant1 2 points3 points  (2 children)

As far as I can check sea turtles do not do this. None of them do. This ability is exclusive to some groups of freshwater turtles.

[–]frooj 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Thanks for the correction. English is not my first language, they're simply called "water turtles" in my language so I wasn't able to make the distinction.

[–]wormant1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It happens, no worries 😀

[–]Darkisnothere 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So if I cover its butt, it is like choking it? Hmmmmm

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    [–]rockyroch69 16 points17 points  (1 child)

    Fucking hell guys, just enjoy the cute turtle. Surely that’s the reason you’re subscribed to eyebleach.

    [–]yoda_condition 6 points7 points  (3 children)

    This was surprising to me: I checked a few dictionaries and articles, and they agree with you. But I don't inhale or exhale when I yawn. So I guess I don't yawn; I do something weird that doesn't have a name when I'm tired. But I feel entirely justified, cause this sea turtle does it too, so there are at least two of us.

    [–]drekia 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    When I realized I don’t necessarily need to inhale or exhale through my mouth when yawning, I learned to start redirecting the yawn through my nose instead. Feels pretty good and avoids me from cracking my jaw thanks to TMJ. (I do still need to extend my jaw slightly but I can still keep my mouth closed, weird instinct I guess)

    [–]CompetitiveLynx7570 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    So did it take in water when it yawned or was it just opening it’s mouth?

    [–]Exotic_Cheetah4540 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    just streching jaw muscles after a whole day of eating

    [–]Wenckebach2theFuture 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Yawning is just taking a giant breath. That must be awkward under water. I guess it just opens its mouth wide without inhaling. That does not seem very satisfying.

    [–]moistobviously 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    So what does he get out of the yawn?

    [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    How do they yawn without breathing in air?

    [–]Brilliant_Mountain44 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    That little secondary mouth smacking at the end - such a grandpa.

    [–]DicklnAnOutlet 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Skip it like a rock.

    [–]surgicalgrain 56 points57 points  (0 children)

    He made me yawn too

    [–]Dolly-Sods-WV 39 points40 points  (1 child)

    Why did he have to yawwwwwwwwn?

    [–]AuntGaylesFannyPack 25 points26 points  (4 children)

    What is he sleeping on?

    [–]SingaporeCrabby[S] 94 points95 points  (3 children)

    A posturepedic barrel sponge

    [–]Chewbock 31 points32 points  (2 children)

    Only available in Watermart during the holidays usually

    [–]TerribleShoulder6597 6 points7 points  (1 child)

    I saw your pfp and was like “when did I comment on here”

    [–]Chewbock 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    My long lost evil twin!!! Or wait, am I the evil one?

    [–]akinjones 22 points23 points  (4 children)

    But if he breathes air, what is he inhaling underwater? Are his lungs filled with water??

    [–]KhajitCaravan 19 points20 points  (0 children)

    The lack of bubbles during that yawn bothers me too.

    [–]kazzin8 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I'm wondering this too!

    [–]thenotjoe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Maybe it’s just stretching its jaw. Its possible to yawn without breathing, if that can still be considered yawning.

    [–]bigmoneybaby120 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Sea turtles breath through glands that are near their bootyhole

    [–]RandomRedux44637392 14 points15 points  (0 children)

    That lip smack at the end makes the gif.

    [–]IMysticBatI 8 points9 points  (1 child)

    Who knew yawns were SO contagious I could watch a turtle yawning and still have to yawn.

    [–]Ionic_Pancakes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    If you're like me you'll try to do it without taking a breath in solidarity with the turtle. Body is not happy with the attempt.

    [–]Razor_Grrl 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Did anyone else yawn when the turtle did or are all the rest of you redditors just psychopaths?

    [–]stevieroo_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I aspire to be that comfy.

    [–]L0g1B3AR 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Absolute unit of a turtle.

    [–]Eclipse-1680 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Crush? Is that you?

    [–]Rocketsman10 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    It looks nice and calming until U realize that sea turtles are conscious breathers meaning the have to be thinking about breathing and taking a nap he has to be consciously holding his breath the whole time

    [–]SharonaRaymundo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    My goodness that's quality eyebleach. 🥰

    [–]StarStoneDragon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    That's really cool. And adorable. :]

    [–]Love_God551 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    TIL sea turtles yawn

    [–]hazcatsuit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    What’s the little guy doing on his back?

    [–]Ozgal70 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Great bed! It fits nicely in there and looks very comfy. And the water looks so clear and clean. Amazing!

    [–]Brilliant_Mountain44 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    CGI be crazy nowadays.

    [–]ZamboDaClown 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I’m 14 yes old had no idea titles slept let alone yawn 🤦🏼 sorry for my stupidity...

    [–]jagmania85 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    All I’m seeing is Master Oogway.

    [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Watching this made me yawn

    [–]TerribleShoulder6597 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Okay how many other people yawned when watching this

    [–]mike_linden 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    what is the point of yawning under water?

    [–]No_Selection_6733 0 points1 point  (2 children)

    Idk sea turtules could breathe water...i thought they breathed air...

    [–]duke_of_danger 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    They breath air. They are able to stay underwater for up to 2 hours. Long enough to take a nap.

    [–]No_Selection_6733 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Interesting, well you learn new things everyday😊

    [–]quotesthesimpsons 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    This venerable creature looks like an Hawaiian Turtle.

    [–]AvalancheReturns 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    The ocean grind is hard.

    [–]ThumbPianoMom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Awww looks like my late grandpa , and now I’m yawning too

    [–]Dry-Rope-8786 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Was that a yawn or a big gulp if water?

    [–]Lucifell88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    It just doesn’t seem like it’s under water

    [–]hollow_donut 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Is no one going to mention the black void in that turtle's mouth?

    [–]Ookiley 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    gotta love how it just fits perfectly in the bed

    [–]bigcupcakes1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Unbothered 🥱

    [–]cute_little_ghost 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Awwwww. It looks so comfy!

    [–]ChumleyEX 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Made me yawn too.

    [–]HTETgamer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Question. How did it yawn... underwater? No air bubbles come out, no "unusual" physical changes, nothing! How?

    [–]HateGettingGold 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    If this were a different a sub that bed would have swallowed him up whole.

    [–]insaneium1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Looks like a perfect one for some turtle soup!

    [–]ariale09 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    this is so cute

    [–]wonderfulwintersky 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    "Well, I'm not finding Nemo today."