"Yeah, take it all, I'm gonna wax that dirty shell!"
Velociraptors had unfortunately died out just before Spielberg and his team were able to record what their language sounded like. And anyone who enjoys dinosaur science (so everyone) knows that archaeologists are changing their minds about dinosaur specifics all the time. We used to think they roared. Then we thought they quacked. Well, the sound designer of Jurassic Park, Gary Rydstrom, decided they probably sounded like turtles having sex.
"No, it's cool ... We like when you watch."
Gary first heard the beautiful, haunting sound when he was at Marine World. It was an urgent, reptilian barking perfect for the dinosaur movie he was working on. He rushed to locate the source. His mind was racing -- what could sound so intelligent, yet so primal!? He came upon two horny turtles plowing each other, and instead of saying, "Oh, that's turtle sex. I was hoping it was something I could use for dinosaur sounds," he began to record them. We won't start another tired debate of where the line between turtle pornography and turtle art lies, but if you'd like to have your own at home or at work, here is what the artist himself said about his tortoise sex tape: