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A Sea Turtle’s Struggle For Survival

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 sighted, compared to 2000 Leatherbacks […]

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Turtle Names

Turtle NamesTurtle Names, there are just so many options out there. What name will you pick or are you just looking for something that catches your eye. Well there are plenty of options. Whether you’re looking for a cute turtle name, girl turtle name, or boy turtle name there are some methods that can make […]

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Leatherback Turtle Facts

Leatherback Turtle Facts Leatherback Sea Turtle What is the Leatherback Turtle? Leatherback turtles are the largest living turtles currently. Adult leatherbacks might be 8 feet (2.4 meters) long, 12 feet (3.6 meters) wide from front flipper tip to front flipper tip, and weigh about 1,600 pounds (725 kg). The leatherback is also known as a […]

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Loggerhead Turtle Facts

Loggerhead Turtle Facts ​ All You Need to Know about Loggerhead Sea Turtles ​ Loggerhead sea turtles or Caretta Caretta are marine turtles. On an average, they grow up to lengths between 28 to 39 inches. Loggerhead sea turtle is the largest hard-shelled turtle in the world. As compared to different species of marine turtles, […]

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Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle

Kemp’s Ridley Sea TurtleLepidochelys 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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Flatback Sea Turtle

Flatback Sea TurtleNatator 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, prawns, […]

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Leatherback Sea Turtle

Leatherback Sea Turtle Looking for more information? Check out Leatherback turtle facts here!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, […]

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Olive Ridley Sea Turtle

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Lepidochelys OlivaceaSize: 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 shelfFood: Their menu consists primarily of crabs and shrimp. However there have been sessile and pelagic […]

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Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Caretta carettaSize: 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 clams, […]

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Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys Imbricata)

Hawksbill Sea Turtle Eretmochelys ImbricataSize: 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-sea grass and sea sponge. Animals-small crabs.The Hawksbill turtle is […]

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