Turtles

Endangered Sea Turtles

Endangered Sea Turtles

Posted by Sharon Mathias on

Certainly turtles have their fair share of natural predators when they are young. Even before they hatch, turtle eggs are at risk of being raided by raccoons, crabs, and ants. Once they hatch, juvenile turtles make a mad dash for the water, trying to avoid...

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When Do Sea Turtles Hatch?

When Do Sea Turtles Hatch?

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Sea turtle nesting and hatching varies by species. The incubation time of eggs also varies by species, clutch size, and temperature. Scientists have observed baby sea turtles hatching throughout the year, but the mostly during the summer and almost always at night. Turtle Nesting Habits...

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Where Do Sea Turtles Live?

Where Do Sea Turtles Live?

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Sea turtles have been found in all areas around the world except for polar regions. However, they generally prefer tropical and sub-tropical coastal regions of North, Central, and South America, India, South Africa, and Australia. They spend most of their lives in the ocean, but...

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How Long Do Sea Turtles Live?

How Long Do Sea Turtles Live?

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If you saw Disney's Finding Nemo, you probably remember that the turtle Nemo's dad meets is "150 years old and still young". Depending on the species, that may be possible. However, the actual sea turtle lifespan is not known for certain. That's because it is...

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What Do Sea Turtles Eat?

What Do Sea Turtles Eat?

Posted by Sharon Mathias on

Sea turtle diets vary by species and age. Not only are some species carnivores while others are herbivores, some change what they eat as they age. The reason for such variety comes down to anatomical factors like jaw shape and size and immunity to toxins...

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