Vibrators are being used to save turtles from going extinct.
The sex toys are needed to stimulate the male species as the two genders look more or less identical with the male's penis tucked inside his body when he is not aroused, according to reports.
Researchers came up with the idea to use the device to find out if anything pokes out when they are stimulated instead of cutting open their genitals to have a look.
Scientists claim they have to get the turtles in the mood by rubbing the brooder on the turtle's back area before moving down to the tail.
The reptiles are struggling to survive, with about half of the species threatened with extinction, and this method is an attempt to help the creature's breed.