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Why Do Sea Turtles Cry?

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When Sea turtles cry, it is not because they are sad. They have a gland that empties into their eyes that helps them get rid of too much salt that they collect living in the salty ocean. You can only see their tears when they are out of the water on land, of course, and the tears also help keep sand out of the turtle’s eyes.

<p>Why Do Sea Turtles Cry?</p>

Jessica Gavsie, Far Rockaway, NY

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