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Old 09-21-2017, 11:00 AM
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Im pretty sure we've all seen that at this point!
I hadn't!

A state of affairs that I wish had persisted!
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Old 09-21-2017, 11:15 AM
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Hi. This is the inside of a leatherback sea turtle's mouth.



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looks like pennywise
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Old 09-21-2017, 11:20 AM
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Oh good, it's been re-posted for the new page. I thought that I might get to sleep tonight; really dodged a bullet there.
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Old 09-21-2017, 11:39 AM
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That is a lot of teeth! Caught me by surprise it did.
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Old 09-21-2017, 03:32 PM
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Those are papillae:

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Another adaptation that leatherbacks and a few other sea turtles have is called esophageal papillae. These prongs are made of cartilage and line the throat of the turtle, and basically grip on to the jellyfish that it’s eating and ensures that it doesn’t slip back out as the turtle uses the muscles in its throat to expel excess salt water.

The esophageal papillae also protect the leatherback from the stinging cells for the jellyfish – as you can imagine, the jellyfish don’t go down without a fight, so these cartilaginous prongs keep the turtle from being injured by its prey. Now, leatherbacks travel vast distances and require a lot of energy to make these migrations possible – but jellyfish are primarily water, a little protein, some vitamins and minerals, and some fat. So – how on earth can a leatherback fuel it’s body with them? Well, they actually have an extremely long esophagus that leads from the mouth to the rear of the body, and then it loops up the side again until it reaches the stomach, which is about a quarter of the way from the front of the turtle. This long esophagus acts as a holding pouch so that the leatherback can continually digest its food – as parts of its meal leaves the stomach digested, new jellyfish are being pushed into the stomach.
Camels have something similar going on:

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Old 09-21-2017, 05:26 PM
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No wonder a turtle does bite.
Not much else you can do with a mouth like that.

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That is a lot of teeth! Caught me by surprise it did.
Catching things is what they're made for.
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Old 09-21-2017, 05:38 PM
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Those are papillae:



Camels have something similar going on:

I had no idea that camels ate jellyfish!
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Old 09-21-2017, 05:58 PM
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I hadn't!

A state of affairs that I wish had persisted!
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Old 09-21-2017, 06:00 PM
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They eat jellyfish, right? That's got to be helpful when you're chowing down on the slipperiest organism alive.

Also probably why sea turtles have such a problem with plastic bags. Once something starts down, it's not coming back up. Don't litter!


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Old 09-21-2017, 06:58 PM
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what do camels eat that would try to escape?
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Old 09-21-2017, 07:59 PM
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Escape probably isn't the issue there. I'm going to guess there's a protective function - like, keeping tough grasses from slicing up the inside of their mouths before they chew it down. Desert plants tend to be kind of sharp and unpleasant.

Let's head to Wikipedia to confir-

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The male dromedary camel has an organ called a dulla in its throat, a large, inflatable sac he extrudes from his mouth when in rut to assert dominance and attract females. It resembles a long, swollen, pink tongue hanging out of the side of its mouth.
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Old 09-22-2017, 08:18 AM
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I had no idea that camels ate jellyfish!
It makes sense - they are mostly water!
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Old 09-22-2017, 08:27 AM
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It resembles a long, swollen, pink tongue hanging out of the side of its mouth.
That wouldn't be the first thing I'd say it resembles.

I wanna scrub behind that camel's spikes. I wonder/if how gross camels perceive their mouth situation. Human dentition got a lot worse with agriculture; maybe camels just feel fine. Good for them!
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Old 09-22-2017, 08:36 AM
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It makes sense - they are mostly water!
Camels are mostly water!?
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Old 09-22-2017, 08:43 AM
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Camels are mostly water!?
At least 50-65%
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Old 09-22-2017, 08:48 AM
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I wanna scrub behind that camel's spikes. I wonder/if how gross camels perceive their mouth situation. Human dentition got a lot worse with agriculture; maybe camels just feel fine. Good for them!
No wonder their breath stinks.
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Old 09-23-2017, 01:00 AM
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Can someone please explain what spikes are happening in a camel's mouth because the lady from the insane asylum on the other end of the phone keeps asking if I'm still there and I need to know if I should just go ahead and commit myself forever or what
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Old 09-25-2017, 11:37 AM
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Anyway here's more slimy writhing than you've ever seen outside a hentai manga.
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