Sea Turtle

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Sea Turtle

Sea Turtle Aquatic Life By Ashley James

Diet

Sea turtles are one of the most ancient creatures on earth. They have been around for more than 110 million years. They spend almost their whole life in the ocean except for when they are born. Sea turtles are soon going to go endangered and then extinct. Many get caughts in nets and other types of trash. HELP SAVE SEA TURTLES.

When sea turtles eat it depends on their subspecies. Some com mon items include jellyfish, seaweed, crabs, shrimp, sponges, snails, algae and mollusks. Some are omnivores while others are specialists.

You might wonder, how are there? It is very diffucult to find the population of sea turtles since male and juvenille turtles come back to shore

Behavior

Sea turtles spend most of their life in the water so it is kind of hard to determine their behavior. Most behavior is observed from the sea turtles leaving tthe water to lay eggs. When females come back up to shore they dig out a nest n the ground with their back flippers, bury their clutch of eggs and return to the ocean. After hatching, it might take as long as a week for the newborns to dig them selves out. They emerge at night, move toward the ocean and remain there, solitary, until it is time to mate.

Reproduction of Sea Turtles

Population

Temperatures of the sand where sea turtles nest depend on the gender ot the turtle. If it is below 85 degrees Fahrenheit, it is a male and if it is above 85 degrees Fahrenheit, it is a female. Mating season is from March to October, depending on the species. The gestitation is about 6 to 10 weeks. There are about 70 to 190 eggs depending on the species. When young hatch they make their way to the ocean, but few survive to adulthood.

http://www.defenders.org/sea-turtles/basic-facts


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