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Turtle Canyon opens this weekend at the Newport Aquarium

The Newport Aquarium gave a sneak peak of it's newest exhibit, Turtle Canyon, to the media today. 

http://youtu.be/vn0Okn5GWKg

It features  two of the largest turtle species in the world:  A Galapagos tortoise named Bravo that weighs more than 600 pounds and is the largest turtle in the Midwest and a more than 100-year-old 118-pound alligator snapping turtle, as reported by Ann Thompson February 18th.

The Turtle Canyon exhibit also features Turtle Corral.  Guests can touch a variety of tortoises including the Gopher tortoise.  Turtle Canyon is located in the former Rainforest exhibit area.  It will open to the public on Saturday.