EP102: Talking Turtles w/ Dan The Turtle Man

Today’s guest is Dan, “The Turtle Man.” Dan has had a fascination with fish and aquatics since childhood, and now he is a conservationist who teaches others about turtles and other animal life.

In this episode, we talk about…

  • Building ponds during Zoom classes
  • Dan’s growing fascination with fish and turtles as a young boy
  • The multifaceted issues involved in turtle conservation
  • Why captive breeding is a necessary evil
  • Watching the turtles discover live food 
  • Turtles that do not know how to swim
  • Passing off turtles to loving homes 
  • Exposing YouTube channels guilty of animal cruelty
  • Not sacrificing your morals just to obtain rare animals


Dan’s Patreon

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Dan’s Business Email: dantheguppyman@gmail.com 

Links to resources:

The Pond Digger – https://theponddigger.com/

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