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Mother sea turtles lay lots of eggs on the beach in a gap they dig. Then the moms depart and go back into the ocean. The eggs are left defenseless and turn into prime food for a lot of predators. Once the eggs hatch, the hatchlings head for the water. They are very weak to predators throughout this time. Sea turtles have flippers that enable them to swim well.

The largest is the leatherback which can grow as much as 6 toes lengthy and weigh nicely over 1,000 pounds! The smallest are the olive ridley and the Kemp’s ridley turtles. Turtles that stay within the ocean are referred to as sea turtles. Different types of sea turtles could be found throughout the world and in every ocean except for the Arctic Ocean, which is too chilly. Generally, sea turtles choose heat seas and stay in shallow coastal areas like lagoons and bays, however they are sometimes present in deeper ocean waters as well. Offering a big number of pond vegetation, fish, scavengers, filtration techniques, decorations and upkeep objects.

Family Chamaeleonidae

These flippers can also help propel them on land, however not very nicely, making sea turtles easy prey to predators on land. The front flippers are used to propel the turtle via the water whereas the back flippers are used for steering. Sometimes the again flippers are used for digging holes where the turtle lays eggs.


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