Sea Turtles

Sea Turtle Species

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 is estimated to be around 80 years old.

Some of the threats that endanger a sea turtle’s life are natural predators like raccoons, birds, crabs, and ants. They will either eat the sea turtle eggs or eat the hatchlings as they try to venture to the open sea.

Other threats to sea turtles are trash, fishing equipment, and humans harvesting them for their shells. It is very important to keep our oceans clean. Sea turtles feed on jellyfish and they may mistake a plastic for one and can die.

Click on the following sea turtle species to learn some basic facts about each sea turtle.

Sea Turtles 101

The video below by National Geographic is one that will give you a solid basis on the different types of sea turtles out there and their main differences in size. Check it out and enjoy!

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