Though sea turtles primarily live in the ocean, female sea turtles come to shore to lay their eggs in holes they dig in the sand. Sea turtles can live to be over 100 years old! Sea turtles are endangered and are protected in many areas because there are so few of them left in the wild.
|almost every ocean basin throughout the world
|Up to 5 ft (1.5 m)
|Up to 700 lbs (317.5 kg)
|Adult turtles typically eat aquatic plants; invertebrates such as insects, snails and worms jellyfish, sponge and other soft-bodied organisms
|Over 80 years
Turtles are almost as old as dinosaurs existing for around 215 million years.
Sea turtles have special glands which help remove salt from the water they drink.
Sea Tutrles have flippers that resemble paddles, which make them powerful and graceful swimmers.
Six of the seven species of sea turtles are threatened or endangered