Fun Facts

Here are some fun facts about sea turtles.
1.They think jellyfish are delicious.

2. Adult green sea turtles are the only herbivorous sea turtles.

3.Sea turtles are among the oldest creatures on earth and have remained essentially unchanged for 110 million years.

4. Turtles don’t have teeth.

5.Sea turtles lay their eggs in a nest they dig in the sand with their rear flippers. The group of eggs is called a clutch. They usually lay 100-125 eggs per nest and will nest multiple times, about two weeks apart, over several months.

6.Gender is determined by the temperature in the nest. Cooler incubation temperatures produce male hatchlings and warmer incubation temperatures produce female hatchlings. Temperatures that fluctuate between the two extremes will produce a mix of male and female hatchlings.

7.Hawksbill turtles use their beaks to help extract their favorite prey.

8.Turtles can jump.

9.Sea turtles can drown as they have lungs just like other reptiles and similar to our own lungs. Sea turtles cannot breathe underwater, however they can hold their breath for long periods of time.

10.Turtles can not live without a shell.

11.Turtles can see in the dark.

12.Turtles can not take off their shell.

13.Sea turtles don’t retract into their shells. Sea turtles cannot retract their flippers and head into their shells. Their streamlined shells and large paddle-shaped flippers make them very agile and graceful swimmers.