The Sea Turtle, adorable and fascinating-ages 3+
The Sea Turtle, which is also some times called the Marine Turtle, is an animal worth examining. The first thing you notice is, the Sea Turtle is extremely cute!
The largest Sea Turtle (the Leatherback) is approximately 6-9 feet long, and 3-5 feet wide. As far as their weight, Sea Turtles can weigh up to 2000 pounds.
There are seven different species of Sea Turtles. There is the Leatherback, which we talked about earlier, the Green Sea Turtle, the Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Kemp Ridley Sea Turtle, Olive Ridley Sea Turtle, Hawksbill Sea Turtle, and Flat back Sea Turtle. While these seven differ in their unique ways, males and females are the same size.
The first Sea Turtle appeared 150 million years ago. These Sea Turtles were found near Europe, although others were found near Africa around that time. Along with being on our earth for hundreds of millions of years, Sea Turtles live very long lives. They are almost like humans in that they live to be about 70 years (or even more).
One of the most interesting facts about a Sea Turtle is, they can hold their breath for a very long time. Sea Turtles need air to breath, so they do have to go to the surface of the water to take a breath. But that being said, Sea Turtles spend most of their time under water. A sleeping Sea Turtle can remain under water for about 4 to 7 hours. When a Sea turtle goes to the surface to breathe, they can get all the air they need in one breath. It is truly remarkable.
Sea Turtles love to travel. They travel more than 10,000 miles every year. Part of this travel distance is for Sea Turtles moving to a particular area where they can have children. Females lay up to 150 eggs every two to three years. That is a lot of children. Wow!!
For information on how to protect Sea Turtles, go to: Help protect our Sea Turtles-
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