33 Very Interesting Turtles Facts and Useful Information

33 Very Interesting Turtles Facts and Useful Information

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2. Young turtles hatch during the night and they use the moonlight to find their way to the sea.

3. Sea turtles can stay under water for up to 5 hours.

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5. Sea turtles are revered in many cultures, for instance, in Hawaii, they are a symbol of good luck and in a Hindu symbol depicts that the world is resting on the back of a turtle.

6. Loggerhead sea turtles drink salt water and excrete excess salt through the glands present in their eyes, which makes them look like they are crying.

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8. Young flatback sea turtles actually sleep on the surface of water.

9. Sea turtle is shortsighted in air, but can see well under water.

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11. Sea turtles have excellent sense of direction; they use the Earth’s magnetic field as its compass.

12. Mating takes place at the sea.

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14. June 16 is the World Sea Turtle Day.

15. Female sea turtles nest every 2 or 3 years and lay eggs during one season.

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17. Only 1 in 1000 eggs will survive to adulthood.

18. Green sea turtle is omnivores when young, but in adulthood it mostly feeds on plants.

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20. Sea turtles have been around for 110 million years, since the time of dinosaurs.

21. Sea turtles cannot retract their legs and head into their shells.

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23. The common food of sea turtles is jellyfish, seaweed, shrimps, crabs, sponges, algae, mollusks, snails.

24. There are 7 species of sea turtles.

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26. 6 of the 7 species of sea turtles are endangered.

27. Sea turtles body is protected by a shell called carapace.

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29. Sea turtles spend most of their life in the ocean.

30. Female sea turtle return to the same beach where she was born for nesting season.

31. Sea turtles flippers are adapted for swimming and not walking, hence they walk slowly on the ground.

32. Sea turtles have excellent sense of smell and eyesight, and they can hear vibration.

33. Sea turtles average lifespan is 70 to 80 years.

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