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Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia Mydas)

Chelonia Mydas The Green Sea Turtle can be found in tropical marine waters and have been seen nesting around western and northern Australia, Costa Rica, Europa and nearby islands in the Mozambique Channel, Pacific Mexico, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Sabah, and Sarawak. Their population in a good year can range anywhere from 10,000 nesting females to […]

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Olive Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys Olivacea)

Lepidochelys Olivacea The Olive Ridley sea turtle has been spotted in the tropical regions of the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans. They are still considered to be widespread although the nesting sites are being depleted by the rise of human development on coastal properties. The main threats are of the commercial harvest of adults, incidental […]

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Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys Kempii)

Lepidochelys Kempii Kemp’s Ridley adult sea turtles can be found mostly in the Gulf of Mexico. The juvenile Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles can be found in coastal areas of Canada and the east coasts of the US. They will nest up to 3 times (slightly less than the Flatback Sea turtle) a season and lay […]

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Flatback Sea Turtle (Natator Depressus)

Come on in and learn all about the Flatback Sea Turtle. Did you know they can only be found in the marine waters around Papua New Guinea and Australia. They will also nest up to 4 times a year and lay about 50 eggs at a time. That’s quite a bit! Read on below to […]

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Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys Imbricata)

Eretmochelys Imbricata The Hawksbill turtle is well known for their beautiful shell. Their shell is referred to as ‘tortoise shell’. Their hides are cured for leather to make cowboy boots and other leather items. People make jewelry, combs, eyeglass frames, and ornaments out of their shell. Hawksbill sea turtle facts Scientific Name: Eretmochelys imbricate. Size: […]

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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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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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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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