Turtle's Gas Triggers Alarms

NORFOLK, England, Dec. 17 (UPI) — Staff at a British aquarium said gas bubbles resulting from a green sea turtle’s healthy diet caused the tank overflow alarms to sound.

Officials with the Sea Life Center in Norfolk, England, said George the turtle’s flatulence from his twice-daily treat of Brussels sprouts is so profound that they had to lower the water level to keep his gas bubbles from triggering the overflow sensors, The Sun reported Thursday.

“He produced so much gas the bubbles triggered an alarm just above the surface of the water,” said Christine Pitcher, the aquarium’s display director.

“It resulted in an aquarist having to dash to the center in the middle of the night. So by lowering the water tank level, we are taking no chances.”

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