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Sea turtles are among oldest surviving reptiles in world. Fossil records indicate they have existed more than 150 million years. They are also longest living vertebrates on Earth, with life spans greater than 100 years. There are seven of 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 pictures to see what type of sea it is. Although each sea turtle is they share many general characteristics. Sea turtles are reptiles and therefore are ectothermic, lay eggs, and scaly skin, claws and lungs. Unlike terrestrial sea turtles have flippers instead of feet. This allows them to move through water. To help them swim, Sea turtles shells are 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 are carnivores, 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 certain when Sea Turtle 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 be sexually mature between 10 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 left 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 days, eggs to hatch. Each hatchling breaks of shell 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 boil often left behind in nest. These are found when Turtle groups excavate nest.

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Size

Common Name: Green Sea Turtle-Name for green color of fat under its shell. For comparison, Pacific Green Turtle has body that is strongly elevated or vaulted and looks less round in frontal view than other Green Sea turtles. Color is where you see biggest difference, with Pacific greens having dark grey to black carapace and hatchlings are dark-brown or black with narrow white border with white underneath. Threats to Survival: greatest is from commercial harvest of eggs and food. Other Green Turtle parts are used leather and small turtles are sometimes stuff for curios. Incidental catch in commercial shrimp trawling is increasing source of mortality.

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Coloration

Depending on sea turtles' color range can be olive-green, yellow, greenish-brown, reddish-brown, or black in color. Some green turtles and hawksbills have shell pattern streaks and blotches of brown or black. Leatherbacks have black carapaces dotted white and white plastrons with dark splotches. As its common name black subspecies of green sea turtle is typically darker than C. M. Mydas. Green Sea Turtle Gets Its Name From Color Of Its Body Fat, Not Its Shell. Like many other aquatic animals, sea turtles countershaded with dark dorsal and light ventral coloration. Countershading camouflages turtles potential predators. When viewed from above, turtles ' back blends in with ocean depths. From below, lighter ventral side blends in with brighter sea surface.

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