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Dive Deep Into This Sea Turtle Challenge

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How well do we know these fascinating creatures gracing our oceans and seas. Come play this engaging trivia and find out how much you know...
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
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The seven species of sea turtles are leatherback sea turtle, green sea turtle, loggerhead sea turtle, hawksbill sea turtle, flatback sea turtle, olive Ridley sea turtle and Kemp's Ridley sea turtle.
Quick Fact
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
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Sea turtles are not found in the polar regions of the globe. Besides that, they are quite widespread. The flatback turtle is found only on the Northern coast of Australia.
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Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
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Fascinating Fact
In sea turtles, sex determination of the egg happens after fertilization. If the sand is hot/warm more eggs will be female, whereas at cooler temperatures more male hatchlings are born.
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Tons of plastic waste is dumped into the oceans and seas. Turtles end up swallowing this plastic and their numbers are depleting. It's important to spread awareness about protecting these species.
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Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
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Interesting Fact
Green sea turtles feed extensively on the sea grass on the seaweed mats in the ocean beds. They are the ocean's natural lawn mowers and help maintain the seaweed bed.
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
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Sea turtles cannot retract their flippers or neck into the shell as tortoises. This is because this feature is not required in the ocean.
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Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
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Did You Know?
Sea turtles do not have efficient kidneys like mammals. They cannot release higher concentration of salt in their urine as to the sea water. So, excess salt is released by the glands in the form of tears.
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Fascinating Fact
When it's time to lay her eggs, the mother sea turtle heads to the shore and digs her nest in the sand. She uses her hind flippers to prepare her nest in the sand.
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Fascinating Fact
Out of the 7 species, two are critically endangered - Hawksbill and Kemp's Ridley sea turtle. The green sea turtle is classified as endangered.
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Heartbreaking Fact
Leatherback turtles feed mainly on jellyfish and often end up swallowing plastic bags floating in the ocean because they appear very similar to jellyfish.
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Quick Fact
A mother sea turtle typically lays 100-125 eggs in each nest. In one nesting season, the female lays eggs multiple times. However, out of these hundreds of eggs, only few reach adulthood.
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Intriguing Fact
About 95% of the this species nests on beaches in the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico. All the females come to the shore in large groups called arribada or mass nesting.

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 Priya Johnson

Apr 13, 2021
Credits
Wexor Tmg, Jana Rotreklová