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Sea Turtles Go In Their Shell

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Last Updated: 18 January 2022

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Sea turtles are among oldest surviving reptiles in world. Fossil records indicate they have existed for more than million years. They are also longest living vertebrates on Earth, with life spans greater than 100 years. There are seven species sea turtles. You can get detailed information on each of these species by clicking on buttons at top of page. Click on each of these to see what type of sea turtle it is. Although each sea turtle unique, they share many general characteristics. Sea turtles are reptiles and therefore are ectothermic, lay eggs, and have scaly claws and lungs. Unlike terrestrial sea turtles have flippers instead of feet. This allows them to move through water. To help them Sea turtles shells are very narrow and hydrodynamic. Because of streamlined shape of their shell, Sea Turtle cannot pull its head and flippers into its shell like terrestrial turtle. Like all turtles, sea turtles no teeth. Their jaws are and shaped like birds ' beak. Most sea turtles are eating crabs, sponges, tunicates, clams and other mollusks. Favorite Food Of Most Sea Turtles Is Jellyfish. Leathery projections line their throats and protect them from sting of jellys tentacles. Only green Sea Turtle spends time eating vegetables. Sea turtles travel many miles between nesting and feeding grounds during year. Some species have been known to swim up to 1900 miles in 23 days, against current! Once male Sea Turtle hatchling leaves Beach, he will spend his entire life in sea. Females only come to lay eggs. Scientists are not certain when Sea reach sexual maturity. With many reptiles, size is more reliable indicator of sexual maturity than age. This is case with sea turtles. It is estimated that female Sea Turtles become large enough to sexually mature between 10 and 17 years of age. Mating occurs in late spring and summer, usually from nesting beaches. Females make their way onto beach to nest. Using their rear flippers, dig nest about 18 inches deep. Females deposit about 80 to 120 leathery eggs about size of ping-pong balls and then carefully cover nest. Nests are usually identified by tracks on sand as females crawl up beach. Females may nest several times in one season and then skip next season or two. After approximately 60 eggs begin to hatch. Each hatchling breaks out of using its egg tooth. Turtles will begin to wiggle and sand will fall around them, helping to lift them to surface. Suddenly, depression forms in sand and baby Sea turtles boil out of nest and rush to ocean. Hatchlings that do not make are often left behind in nest. These are found Turtle rescue groups excavate nest.

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Studying sea turtles

My friend Abbey Hayes is graduate student at Washington State University who mainly studies insects, but shes also studies green Sea Turtles off Coast of Mexico. Green Sea Turtles are just one of different SPECIES of Sea Turtles. Others are Kemps ridley, leatherback, Loggerhead, olive ridley, and flatback. Sea Turtles have certain traits that help them live in sea. Instead of having arch shell like land Turtle, their shell is flattened to help them move more quickly and easily through ocean. They also have longer legs than land turtles and evolved paddle-like flippers. Hayes says that Sea Turtles just do have as much inside their bodies to retract their limbs and heads. I also found out that ' hard shell is actually made up of about 50 bones. Scientists used to think that turtle shells evolve from but some scientists now think those shells evolve from ribs. One sea Turtle called leatherback is kind of sea turtle that doesnt have hard shell, but instead thin layer of rubbery skin that has thousands of tiny bone plates. It turns out that lot of these sea turtles are threatened or endangered because of human actions. Because sea turtles ca pull their heads into their bodies, they can be more vulnerable to predators and other kinds of threats, such as getting tangled up in fishing nets and trash people toss into sea.

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Taking care of turtles

Keeping pet turtle may seem easy, but it is harder than it look. Keeping pet turtle must be so easy. You put water into glass tank, add turtle, then presto you have everything to take care of! This couldnt be further from truth. Turtles are, in my opinion, one of most difficult animals to keep, but what makes them so difficult? Aquatic turtles lots of water 10 gallons of space per 1 inch of shell. Size Of Tank Is Very Important Because They Need Space To Grow. It is true that if you keep them in smaller tank, they will grow, but this doesnt mean that this is healthy for them. Turtles Shell will not grow as much as they should, but spine will continue to grow, causing them to have very oddly shaped back. Sometimes tops of their shells will continue to grow, causing what is called pyramiding. Pyramiding is bad because it can cause problems with turtles ' lungs, problems for females if they are going to lay eggs at some point in their life, and it can cause them to develop arthritis, which will give pain when they move around. On top of that, need heat, UVB lighting and filters. Turtles also require varied diet that consists of fish, insects and pellet food. They occasionally eat matter, fruit and vegetables. Lighting is very important to help their growth. UVB gives off vitamin D3 that helps reptiles absorb calcium, which is important to help with their growth and to prevent terrible MBD. MBD is disease that will cause bones and Shell of Turtle to weaken, which is obviously not something you want. Another thing that is important in life of Turtle is clean tank. This sounds easy, but unfortunately, are extremely messy animals. This is not because they try to be messy but result them living where they do their business. Knowing they are messy means that their tanks require frequent cleaning as well strong filter. I recommend doubling up on amount of filtration for their tanks: for example, if they are in 75-gallon tank, use two filters that are rat for 75-gallon tank. Turtles might be work than what people think, but they are very rewarding pets. Watching them swim, chase food or follow you as you walk by tank makes all worth it! Animal count: 85 cats, 78 dogs, rabbits, 1 Turtle.

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