Like all turtles in the world, sea turtles are so-called ectothermic reptiles. You can find these animals in the following coloring pictures below. Please chose your favorites then be happy.
They have a complete respiratory system that indicates an evolution from land to sea. So their ancestors were most likely land turtles.
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They can be distinguished from other turtles by their flattened carapace. It is allowing much better hydrodynamics and, thus, a better penetration in the water.
They propel themselves with their front limbs, and some are particularly fast underwater, reaching up to 35 km/h.
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It is not known precisely how long a sea turtle can stay underwater, and the diving record was measured at 6 hours for a green turtle.
Finally, in terms of life expectancy, some species could live more than 150 years, but this is only an estimate.
It is no problem to identify a sea turtle because of its characteristic shape. On the other hand, to recognize precisely the species encountered is a little more delicate.
The observation of the carapace makes it possible to remedy it, in particular the number of the side (or costal) scales.
Thus, a green turtle has an oval, flattened carapace which counts a line of four side plates in a row. In an olive ridley, this number is at least five per line.
As for the hawksbill turtle, as its name suggests, it can be distinguished quite quickly because of the scales of its shell, laid out like the tiles of a roof. Finally, the loggerhead turtle is an exception since an excellent way to recognize it is its head: long, broad, and with a horny beak.
Its diet varies according to the species If the green turtle feeds almost exclusively on seagrass plants, in general, the adult turtles (the young individuals being rather herbivorous) appreciate crustaceans, mollusks, sea urchins, jellyfish, and small fishes.
Sea turtle can be found almost everywhere in the equatorial regions (Caribbean, Indian Ocean, Asia, Australia, etc.). The zones known to be nesting places, as well as rich in aquatic plants (appreciated by green turtles), are obviously to be privileged.