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Amazonian Butterflies Flock to Turtle Tears for Salt

Nature never fails to amaze. Currently attracting attention are butterflies of the Amazon that are sipping up the tears of Yellow-spotted Side-necked turtles (Podocnemis unifilus). Experts believe the attraction to the tears is to the salt contained therein. Sodium is a mineral that is hard to come by in the western Amazon, according to Phil Torres, affiliated with Rice University …

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