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QMoonie t1_j9tykom wrote

And IIIIII would drift four thousand miles and IIIIII would drift four thousand more 🎵


Master_Winchester t1_j9u0b77 wrote

Did I read that right.... The turtle is supposed to be 45 to 90 lbs and weighed in at just 1????


IronFires t1_j9ubzrw wrote

A SURVIVING baby turtle survived after drifting 4,000 miles to Ireland.



Mehnard t1_j9uhtu6 wrote

"...have the Irish Naval Service take her to the warmer waters of the Canary Islands..."

I'll bet there's a line for that duty.


SmokeGSU t1_j9uk9hr wrote

"I'm not dead. I'm getting better! I feel fine!" - that turtle, probably


KathyJaneway t1_j9ultz8 wrote

By default, when anything is born, starts dying. Some things die sooner, some later. Unless you are a magic jelly fish that lives forever and regenerates its cells. Why magic? Cause we have yet to comprehend how it does that, and until we know, anything that's not explainable is magical by default. 🤣


Gloomy_Possession-69 t1_j9um805 wrote

Turtles do not grow to the size of their tanks, that's a myth similar to the one about goldfish and is unfortunately used to sell or justify keeping animals in environments too small for them. They will all keep growing as normal regardless of if it results in them having no room to even turn around.


Hoz999 t1_j9uojnd wrote

Thank you to the folks who found her, thank you to the experts who are taking care of her with their knowledge and thank you to the Brave and Kind Irish people.


ButtsPie t1_j9uqc36 wrote

From what I gathered, it's possible for their growth to be stunted, but it's less about tank size itself and more about the terrible water quality, lack of oxygen, high stress, inadequate temperature (etc) that usually come with small tanks


shandangalang t1_j9uym9c wrote

Don’t bother. The answer is yes.

The axe man comes for us all; and the best we can do is ensure that in our final moments, we can look him in the eye and say “fuck man what a beautiful thing life was”.


evil-rick t1_j9v0iae wrote

This. I worked at a petstore and constantly had to warn people that the bowls were trash and it WOULD outgrow the bowl. Nobody listened and they either ended up having to buy a bigger tank later or it died.

I also had an old customer who had one single goldfish in a large tank. He told me he had it 20 years after winning it at a carnival and he was a full foot long and loved bloodworms. I love people who treat fish like living things and not expendable.


63KK0 t1_j9v37hz wrote

Top of the tide to ye.


Hobbs512 t1_j9ve0xz wrote

Or I hope maybe one day I won't have any problems anymore, even though you always will have problems, and then I can make a difference in the world, and take comfort knowing I made the world that will continue after me a better place haha.


MapleSyrupFacts t1_j9vew3t wrote

A baby turtle survived after drifted 4000 miles to Ireland.

  • Redditors have taught me they don't have patience anymore to read long titles let alone articles or videos more than 40 seconds long. Summery: since an article was written about the turtle, he survived and is fine now.

PezRystar t1_j9vfoxu wrote

“So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none. When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision. When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.”



CD8ED t1_j9vlpke wrote

Good job he brought his own accommodation cause the price of rent here is bananas.


Dyslexic_Devil t1_j9von3k wrote we will find a mutant rat in Ballymun and so will begin a new age of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.


Master_Winchester t1_j9vsnay wrote

I'm sure she will grow, but at her age when she was found she was supposed to already be 45-90 lbs.

"At Cróga’s age, loggerheads normally weigh 45 to 90 pounds, he said. She weighed about a pound when she washed ashore. Since then, she has gained about 1.7 pounds, nearly tripling her weight."


i_will_guide t1_j9vw6dg wrote

Another turtle has made it into the water.


Treyen t1_j9vyyx9 wrote

Yes. Every living thing is on the clock. Every hour spent on reddit is one less hour from the total. Could be 50 years from now, could be 6 seconds from now when that unknown aneurysm pops, who knows, but it's coming.


The_iron_mill t1_j9w3jx3 wrote

This is uplifting news that's actually pretty uplifting. Animal got lost, animal got found, animal is getting care. This is a good thing.


515042069 t1_j9wa68c wrote

Snakes: out

Turtles: in

What a country


alien_from_Europa t1_j9wbfas wrote

...where the marine rescuers proceeded to transfer the turtle to a tank filled with Guinness.


mikegwald t1_j9wm0oi wrote

Drifting 4000 miles in a shark infested ocean is not dying lol it’s a perfect example of survival


Pretzel911 t1_j9x256h wrote

So was it dying before or after it drifted 4000 miles?


smokeandfog t1_j9x7dws wrote

I didn’t know the EAC goes up to Ireland!


JonnySoegen t1_j9xa08o wrote

That’s where I began to wonder… (actually after that 12hrs round trip of the rehabilitation guy), how much effort is justified for a single creature?

I love that they’re taking care and making sure it survives, but is it an endangered species? They wouldn’t do that for every other animal, right? Like a malnourished seagull for example.


madpacifist t1_j9xexyk wrote

It's not a bespoke trip set up for this single turtle. The Irish Navy will have ships out on exercises, aid missions and other deployments as part of their regular draft.

In this case, they'd just be taking an extra passenger along to somewhere they're likely already going to be in proximity of.


AskingForSomeFriends t1_j9z1kok wrote

We have been dying from the moment the gametes that we are composed of were created.

Scenario A: Dad rubs one out or mom has a period, and your gametes were in those discharges, which shortly after die.

Scenario B: A boy gamete and girl gamete meet and you are conceived, yay! But wait a tik, bazzel: that means life is being created. But everything that is living is dying at the inversely proportional same rate. That means from conception, death is being created in your mothers womb, because of your fathers big boom.


Remarkablebunny t1_ja5m6bn wrote

This article reminded me why I dislike birds. On the positive note that really makes this cute: “to have the Irish Naval Service take her to the warmer waters of the Canary Islands”…☺️


ionlydateninjas t1_jadpz00 wrote

She weighed 1 pound, when she was supposed to weigh over 75. A scientist is caring for her until she's healthy enough for Navy to move her to Canary Islands. She was dying, but now she's surviving.