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Fun Turtle Facts Every Kid Should Know

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Turtles Have Been Around For A Long Time

Sea turtles have roamed the earth’s oceans for the last 100 million years, but populations have been on the decline. What we do know is that sea turtles live a long time (some can live up to 50 years or more) and have similar lifespans to humans...

Turtles Can Travel Over Long Distances

Most sea turtles migrate between foraging and nesting grounds, and seasonally to warmer waters. Often these migrations take them hundreds and even thousands of miles. Leatherback sea turtles can travel more than 10,000 miles every year.

For Sea Turtles, Home Is Where The Heart Is

After hatching on beaches around the world, these huge marine reptiles undertake multiyear, epic migrations at sea. Then, the turtles return to the exact spot where they were born to mate and lay their own eggs...

Turtles Can Grow Super Heavy

If you’re considering buying a pet turtle, one of the biggest questions you’re probably asking yourself is how big your new pet will get. This is one of the most important questions you can ask, as turtles can vary greatly in size depending on the...

Turtles Can Hold Their Breath For A Very Long Time

Green sea turtles can stay underwater for up to five hours, but their feeding dives usually only last five minutes or less.

Turtle Eggs Look Like Ping Pong Balls

Females lay up to 150 eggs every two to three years. A couple months later, tiny turtles emerge...

Male Sea Turtles Spend Their Entire Lives At Sea

Male sea turtles spend their entire lives at sea. Since they don’t have to return to land to lay eggs, males almost never leave the ocean. This can make it difficult to keep track of population numbers.

Turtles Are Cold Blooded

The turtle and all other cold-blooded creatures take on the temperature of their surroundings. They are hot when it is hot and cold when it is cold.

Turtles Have Special Glands

Sea turtles have special glands which help remove salt from the water they drink.

Turtles Have A Lower Shell Called ‘Plastron’.

All turtles have a shell. Each shell has a top called a carapace and a bottom called a plastron. The shell is made up of large, hard scales<br>called scutes.

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