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Flatback Sea Turtle (Natator Depressus)

Natator Depressus Size: Average adult carapace (shell) is about 39 inches (99 cm) Weight: Average adult is about 198 pounds (90 kg) Habitat: Mostly in murky or cloudy waters, grassy and shallow waters, coastal coral reefs, and bay areas. They nest on sandy beaches. Food: The Flatback sea turtle’s diet includes jellyfish, bryozoans, sea cucumbers, […]

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A Sea Turtle’s Struggle For Survival

How do Sea Turtles Survive Sea turtles truly are one of the most graceful and beautiful animals of the sea. However, they are one of the fastest declining endangered species. University Putra Malaysia Associate Professor Dr. Chan Eng Heng said since the sea turtle research unit was formed in 1993, barely ten Leatherbacks had been […]

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Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys Imbricata)

Eretmochelys Imbricata Size: Average carapace is about 35 inches (90 cm) Weight: Average is about 132 pounds (60 kg) Habitat: Most encounters are near coral reefs. They nest on beaches near the coral reefs. Food: They are omnivorous. Their menu includes both plants and small animals. Plants seagrass and sea sponge. Animals-small crabs. Geography: Hawksbill […]

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Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys Kempii)

Lepidochelys Kempii Size: Average adult carapace (shell) is about 24 inches (65 cm) Weight: Average adult is about 77 – 100 pounds (35 – 45 kg) Habitat: Mostly in shallow waters with muddy or sandy bottoms. They nest on sandy beaches. Food: The Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle’s diet includes jellyfish, fish, squid, sea urchins, shrimp, […]

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Olive Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys Olivacea)

Lepidochelys Olivacea Size: The carapace can range between 22 to 30 inches (55 to 75 cm) Weight: Average nesting females can weigh around 77 pounds (35 kg) Habitat: Mainly found foraging in shallow tropical waters over the continental shelf Food: Their menu consists primarily of crabs and shrimp. However there have been sessile and pelagic […]

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Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Caretta caretta Size: Their shell can range between 35 inches (90 cm) and 3 feet (1 meter). Weight: They can reach around 154 pounds (70 kg) and more. Habitat: They are found mostly in shallow waters over the continental shelf. Food: Carnivorous. Their menu consists of mainly mollusks and crustaceans. They also feed on giant […]

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Sea Turtles

Sea Turtle Species Sea turtles are some of the largest turtles on our planet. They are also some of the most endangered animals today. They spend their wholes lives out in the open oceans and only come on to land to lay their eggs. Sea turtles are reptiles and require air to breathe. Their lifespan […]

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Leatherback Sea Turtle (Lute Turtle)

Leatherback Sea Turtle Facts Scientific Name: Dermochelys Coriacea Size: About 6 feet (1.8 meters) front to back. With the front arm span around 8 feet (2.5 meters) Weight: Between 1200 pounds (550 kg) and 1450 pounds (664 kg) Habitat: These turtles inhabit the open seas. They are rarely sighted from the nesting areas, however some […]

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Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia Mydas)

Chelonia Mydas Size: Average nesting female carapace (shell) is about 32 to 43 inches (80 to 110 cm) Weight: Average nesting female is about 243 to 408 pounds (110 to 185 kg) Habitat: Mostly in shallow water areas with seagrass or seaweed. They nest on sandy beaches. Food: They are herbivorous. Their menu includes seagrass […]

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Turtle Species

Turtle Species​Turtle Species, there are hundreds of different types of turtles. At the moment we have 30 different turtle species on this page. Click on each one to get further information on caring for your turtle.  If you have any pictures or suggestions, please let us know so we can continue to improve our knowledge […]

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