Sea Turtles : 101 Super Fun Facts And Amazing Pictures by Janet EvansSEA TURTLES: 101 SUPER FUN FACTS AND AMAZING PICTURES ( FEATURING THE WORLDs TOP 6 SEA TURTLES) This book depicts the wonder of the world of Sea Turtles. Children are given a well-rounded understanding of this beautiful creature: its anatomy, feeding habits and behavior. The following Sea Turtles are featured: Green Sea Turtle Hawksbill Sea Turtle Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle Loggerhead Sea Turtle Leatherback Sea Turtle Olive Ridley Sea Turtle The description is in the large text and is simple enough for early readers or for a parent to guide a child through. There are also picture captions that provide more information to talk about with your child. Alternatively, a child of any age (even the child in you) can just look at the images and appreciate its beauty. Enjoy!
Sea Turtle Facts: 14 Facts about Sea Turtles
Sea Turtle Facts
Sea turtles , sometimes called marine turtles, are reptiles of the order Testudines. The leatherback is the largest of all living sea turtles. Mature leatherbacks reach about 1. The largest leatherback recorded weighed kilograms 2, pounds. Sea turtle species have varied life spans ranging from 35 to 80 years , although some individuals have exceeded years. Green sea turtles probably have the longest average life span of 80 years. Sea turtles live in all 5 oceans except the arctic ocean , which is too cold.
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Toggle navigation. Sea Turtle Facts Sea turtles are group of reptiles that can be found in all oceans of the world except in the polar area.
The oldest known sea turtle fossils date back about million years , making them some of the oldest creatures on Earth. Just for some context, dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago:. They really love to travel. Leatherback sea turtles can travel more than 10, miles every year:. For sea turtles, home is where the heart is. When it's time to lay their eggs, female sea turtles return to the same nesting grounds where they were born:.
From leatherbacks to loggerheads , six of the seven species of sea turtles are threatened or endangered at the hand of humans. These creatures are well-adapted to the ocean though they require air to survive. Sea turtles live in almost every ocean basin throughout the world, nesting on tropical and subtropical beaches. They migrate long distances to feed, often crossing entire oceans. Some loggerheads nest in Japan and migrate to Baja California Sur, Mexico to forage before returning home again. These reptiles spend their entire lives at sea, except when adult females come ashore to lay eggs several times per season every 2 to 5 years. The juvenile turtles spend their first few years in the open oceans, eventually moving to protected bays, estuaries, and other nearshore waters as adults.
Oceans and lakes are home to many amazing animals, but few underwater creatures are as majestic or awe-inspiring as the ancient turtle. Sea turtles have special glands near their eyes that removes excess salt from the water they drink. This process makes it look as though as though the turtle is crying. Turtles have been on the earth for more than million years. The oldest discovered fossil from any turtle dates back about million years, and the oldest known sea turtle fossil dates back to million years. To lay their eggs, female turtles will return to the same nesting ground on land where they were born.