Sea Turtles : 101 Super Fun Facts And Amazing Pictures by Janet EvansSEA TURTLES: 101 SUPER FUN FACTS AND AMAZING PICTURES ( FEATURING THE WORLDs TOP 6 SEA TURTLES) This book depicts the wonder of the world of Sea Turtles. Children are given a well-rounded understanding of this beautiful creature: its anatomy, feeding habits and behavior. The following Sea Turtles are featured: Green Sea Turtle Hawksbill Sea Turtle Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle Loggerhead Sea Turtle Leatherback Sea Turtle Olive Ridley Sea Turtle The description is in the large text and is simple enough for early readers or for a parent to guide a child through. There are also picture captions that provide more information to talk about with your child. Alternatively, a child of any age (even the child in you) can just look at the images and appreciate its beauty. Enjoy!
10 More Fascinating Facts about the Majestic Sea Turtle
The oldest known sea turtle fossils date back about million years , making them some of the oldest creatures on Earth. Just for some context, dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago:. They really love to travel. Leatherback sea turtles can travel more than 10, miles every year:. For sea turtles, home is where the heart is. When it's time to lay their eggs, female sea turtles return to the same nesting grounds where they were born:. They can hold their breath for a very very , very long time.
From leatherbacks to loggerheads , six of the seven species of sea turtles are threatened or endangered at the hand of humans. These creatures are well-adapted to the ocean though they require air to survive.
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Sea turtles , sometimes called marine turtles, are reptiles of the order Testudines. The leatherback is the largest of all living sea turtles. Mature leatherbacks reach about 1. The largest leatherback recorded weighed kilograms 2, pounds. Sea turtle species have varied life spans ranging from 35 to 80 years , although some individuals have exceeded years.
These magnificent creatures come in all shapes and sizes and live in a number of different environments. They all belong to a group of reptiles called Testudines , which includes turtles , tortoises , and terrapins. From giant, slow-moving land-dwelling tortoises and snappy terrapins basking in their fresh-water lagoons, to the graceful strokes of a sea turtle gliding through our oceans — check out our ten totally awesome turtle facts, below! Turtles belong to one of the oldest reptile groups in the world — beating snakes, crocodiles and alligators! These creatures date back to the time of the dinosaurs, over million years ago — woah! This super-tough casing acts like a shield to protect them from predators — some turtles can even tuck their head up inside their shell for extra protection! Great for teachers, homeschoolers and parents alike!