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Sea Turtles by Mind Map: Sea Turtles
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Sea Turtles

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Diet/ Eating Habits

sea grass

algae

differs between species

Herbivorous -most are

meaning plant eating

Some are carnivorous

meaning meat eating

Some eat both omnivorous

Part of the super family of Chelonioidea

Habitat

warm seas

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shallow coastal waters

bays

body of water forming an indentation of the shoreline, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf.

lagoons

an area of shallow water separated form the sea by low sandy dunes.

estuaries

part of the mouth or lower course of a river in which the river's current meets the sea's tide

Fun Facts

one of earth most ancient animals

there are 7 different species

Flatback Sea Turtles are on the endangered species list

The temp. of the sand determines the sex of the eggs. the warmer the sand the more females there will be.

Adult males never come to shore

They have a great sense of smell

Physical Characteristics

Male and females are the same size

Blake Sea Turtles reach 23-46 inches 93-278 lbs.

Smallest are Kemps ridley and Olive ridley that reach only around 22-30 inches and 66-110 lbs.

Large streamlined shell and nonretractile head and limbs

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Green Sea Turtles reach 31-44 inches 150-410 lbs.

Range in color between olive-green, yellow, greenish-brown, or black.

non-retracted limbs

Flippers for swimming -Fore flippers long and paddle like -Hind flippers used for a rudder

Large eyelids for eye protection

no external ear opening

No teeth

Hatching and Hatchlings

Incubation time 45-70 days

Takes 3-7 days for the turtles to dig there way to the surface

They have a temporary tooth called a caruncle that allows them to get out of the shell of the egg

Hatch during the summer months

They make there way out to the sea during the night

There are 60-200 eggs laid in ever clutch or group of eggs.

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