#58: Turtle Training Part 2

A few months ago I posted the first Turtle Training video featuring Myrtle, the giant ocean tank's resident green sea turtle. At the time, she was learning to swim away from the deck to find white target pole in another location. At the deck, she has long been able to distinguish her target from a plain black and a black /white striped pole. We wanted to know if she would continue to go to her target if there were other choices located around the tank. To find out, we placed long versions of the plain black and black white/striped around the tank too. In this video you can see how far along she has come with this behavior. You will be able to tell if she got the correct pole by seeing food being dropped in the water and the poles being taken out. Notice that she passes the other poles to get to her plain white target pole!


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