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Sea turtle - Wikipedia
1 Dec 2019 at 6:38am
Sea turtles (superfamily Chelonioidea), sometimes called marine turtles, are reptiles of the order Testudines and of the suborder Cryptodira.The seven existing species of sea turtles are the green sea turtle, loggerhead sea turtle, Kemp's ridley sea turtle, olive ridley sea turtle, hawksbill sea turtle, flatback sea turtle, and leatherback sea turtle.

sea turtle | Description, Species, Habitat, & Facts ...
30 Nov 2019 at 12:02pm
Sea turtle, any of seven species of marine turtles belonging to the families Dermochelyidae (leatherback sea turtles) and Cheloniidae (green turtles, flatback sea turtles, loggerhead sea turtles, hawksbills, and ridleys). Both families are highly aquatic, and most species only appear on coastal beaches for egg laying.

Sea Turtles | NOAA Fisheries
28 Nov 2019 at 9:08pm
Sea turtles, with their streamlined bodies and large flippers, are well-adapted to life in the ocean. Six sea turtle species are found in U.S. waters, all of which are listed and protected under the Endangered Species Act. We work with our partners to improve the conservation and recovery of threatened and endangered sea turtles.

Sea Turtles | Defenders of Wildlife
9 Jan 2019 at 5:44pm
There are seven species of sea turtle that inhabit the Earth?s oceans: loggerhead, leatherback, green turtle, hawksbill, Kemp?s ridley, olive ridley and flatback. Except for the flatback, all species occur in North American waters and are listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Air-breathing reptiles that have been around for 110 million years, sea turtles ...

Sea turtles | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
30 Nov 2019 at 6:07pm
Sea turtles breathe air, like all reptiles, and have streamlined bodies with large flippers. They are well adapted to life in the ocean and inhabit tropical and subtropical ocean waters around the world.

Sea Turtle Facts ? SEE Turtles
1 Dec 2019 at 3:35pm
Sea Turtle Facts. From leatherbacks to loggerheads, six of the seven species of sea turtles are threatened or endangered at the hand of humans.Sadly, the fact is that they face many dangers as they travel the seas ? including accidental capture and entanglement in fishing gear (also known as bycatch), the loss of nesting and feeding sites to coastal development, poaching, and ocean pollution ...

Facts About Sea Turtles | Live Science
22 Jul 2016 at 2:30am
Sea turtles, also called marine turtles, look like regular turtles, but have flippers instead of legs. They have been on Earth for more than 100 million years, according to the World Wildlife ...

Sea Turtles - Cape Hatteras National Seashore (U.S ...
28 Oct 2017 at 11:53pm
The Mighty Sea Turtle. Every year a cycle of life occurs on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore when female sea turtles return to the beaches where they were hatched to deposit eggs into a nest dug into the sand which will hatch to start the next generation of sea turtles.

Green sea turtle facts for kids | National Geographic Kids
1 Dec 2019 at 10:02pm
Green sea turtle facts for kids: learn all about these top turtles, with facts about the green sea turtle?s habitat, behaviour, characteristics and diet.

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