Turtles don’t have vocal cords and their ears are internal, so scientists believed that turtles were deaf and didn’t communicate through sounds. However, research has found that turtles actually communicate at an extremely low frequency that sounds like “clicks, clucks, and hoots” that can only be heard through a hydrophone (a microphone used underwater). These sounds even come from the egg before the turtle hatches. Researchers hypothesize that this helps all the turtle siblings hatch at once.
It is much more likely that, given his immature responses to problematic events in the play, that he is probably about sixteen or seventeen years old. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the exact age of Romeo is never explicitly stated. Juliet’s age is 13, and she is almost about to turn 14.