Sea turtle facts

Sea turtles facts

Sea turtle: Sea turtles are one of the earth’s most ancient creatures. The seven spices that can be found today have been around for 110 million years since the time of the dinosaurs.

The majority of the Sea turtles body is protected by itself the total cell is divided into two sections. One is carapace and another one is plastron.

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Facts about sea turtle

Diet

Sea Turtles migrate long distances to feed often crossing entire oceans. Sea Turtles eat depends on the subspecies but some common items including jellyfish, Seaweed, crabs, shrimp, algae and Mollusks.

Population

it takes decades for sea turtles to reach sexual maturity. And it’s hard to find a population for sea turtles. Usually, its population-based on the numbers of adult females that come ashore to nest.

Range

you can find sea turtles in all warm and temperature waters throughout the world. And most of the sea turtles migrate thousands of miles. their feeding grounds and the beaches where they nest.

Behaviour

sea turtles mostly spend their lives in the water. So it is difficult to track their behaviour. But you can track female sea turtles because it comes out the from water to lay the eggs. When they come to the shore they using the flippers to make a nest in the ground. After burying their eggs they come to the ocean. After hatching the young turtles take as long as a week to dig themselves to out of the nest. They Emerge at night and go to the ocean.

Sea turtle lay eggs
sea turtle lays eggs.

Reproduction

temperatures of the sand where the turtle’s nest determine the sex of the turtle below 85 degrees Fahrenheit 30ºC is predominately male above 85 degrees Fahrenheit 30ºC is predominately female. Mating season is March-October depending on the species. Gestation is 6-10 weeks and Clutching is Between 70-190 eggs depending on the species. When the young hatch out of their eggs they race to the ocean. But only a Few will survive to adulthood.

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