Green Sea Turtle

Green Sea Turtle

You can check out this video I made so you can really see what turtles look like when they are in motion.

Green sea turtles are fascinating creatures. They can live about 70 years. Green turtles are 3 to 4 feet (91 to 122 cm) long and weigh 300 to 350 pounds (136 to 159 kg). They can dive 920 feet on average! Sea turtles can hold their breath for 5 hours and then they swim to the surface, float, and breath.

Their diet is sponges, soft corals, and various other species of sea grass.

Green sea turtles have beautiful shells. They each have their own unique pattern. Sadly they can’t hide inside their shells like land turtles.

Sea turtles lay their eggs at night because there is no threat of overheating in the sun and fewer predators on the beach at night. Sea turtles dig holes on shore, lay eggs, and burry them back back up.

The incubation takes about 45 to 70 days. Then once they hatch they run to the water and begin their lives. They need to be quick because they have many predators on land. Sharks can also be some problems for them under water. Luckily they developed a strong hard shell to use as a shield.

Fun Facts

  • Sea turtles have actually been around for about 110 million years!
  • They have an amazing sense of direction.
  • Turtles are cold blooded.
  • Turtles in a group are called bale.
  • Sea turtles lay about 100 eggs in a nest.
  • Turtles come to lay their eggs in the same place they hatched.
  • The gender of the turtles depends on the temperature of the sand!

Sabrina Kos
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