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  Sea turtle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sea turtles (Chelonioidea) are turtles found in all the world's oceans with the exception of the Arctic Ocean, and some species travel between oceans.
The Leatherback Sea Turtle is the largest, measuring six or seven feet (2 m) in length at maturity, and three to five feet (1 to 1.5 m) in width, weighing up to 1300 pounds (600 kg).
Sea turtles used to be hunted on a large scale in the whaling days for their meat, fat and shells, and coastal peoples have always gathered turtle eggs for consumption.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sea_turtle   (1440 words)

  
 Sea and Sky: Marine Reptiles Page 1
Sea turtles were once killed by the thousands for food.
This turtle's shell is the source of "tortoise shell", and because of this commercial exploitation has caused their numbers to dwindle.
This turtle is the smallest of the sea turtles, ranging from 24 to 30 inches in length.
www.seasky.org /reeflife/sea2j.html   (498 words)

  
 Sea Turtle
Human activity has greatly reduced the sea turtle population through capture, harvesting of eggs, alteration and destruction of nesting beaches, ocean pollution, and fishing and shrimp nets.
The green sea turtle usually lives among sea grass and measures 36 to 43 inches and weighs 200 to 300 pounds.
The Hawksbill turtle is the source of the term "tortoise shell" because of the pattern of markings on its shell.
www.npca.org /marine_and_coastal/marine_wildlife/seaturtles.asp   (336 words)

  
 Sea turtle Information Page
Sea turtles are long-lived, although scientists are uncertain how long they live because there is no known way to determine their age.
Sea turtles are highly migratory and utilize the waters of more than one country in their lifetimes.
The Kemp's Ridley sea turtle, which occasionally nests in the U.S., is dependent on the shallow coastal habitats of the U.S. east coast and the Gulf of Mexico for foraging and developmental habitat.
www.fws.gov /northflorida/SeaTurtles/seaturtle-info.htm   (637 words)

  
 CRESLI sea turtles page
Sea turtles are closely related to ancient species dating back 130 million years to the Cretaceous Period.
Sea Turtles are air breathers, but are capable of holding their breath for quite some time.
Sea turtles remain in the sea during their entire lives except for adult females who briefly come ashore to nest in the summer months.
www.cresli.org /cresli/turtles/seaturts.html   (766 words)

  
 Green Sea Turtle Fact Sheet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Green sea turtles are found throughout the world’s oceans, with major populations in the United Statues found off Florida’s east and west coasts, in the Caribbean, and off the Pacific coast of Mexico.
However, as juveniles, green sea turtles are omnivorous, feeding on plankton, jellyfish and fish eggs floating near the surface of the open ocean.
Because sea turtles are slow-growing and reproduce at such a high age, many populations were decimated to the point of near-extinction.
www.pacificwhale.org /childrens/fsgreensea.html   (1198 words)

  
 Leatherback Sea Turtle - Bagheera
Turtle eggs are used in traditional Asian medicines, and in most parts of the tropical world the eggs are an important part of local diets.
Leatherback sea turtles in particular may be attracted to long-lines by the chemical light sticks attached to the lines, which may resemble the jellyfish that constitute their primary food.
Turtles now breed in tanks and lay their eggs on artificial beaches, where the eggs are collected and incubated to ensure maximum survival of hatchlings.
www.bagheera.com /inthewild/van_anim_turtle.htm   (2069 words)

  
 sea turtle
All sea turtle species are declining in numbers, owing in large part to the destruction of the eggs, which are widely used as food in tropical regions.
Sea turtle meat is also eaten, and there is a market for turtle oil, hide, and shell.
Sea turtle conservation in Georgia and an overview of the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island, Georgia.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/sci/A0844233.html   (577 words)

  
 Sea Turtle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sea Turtles do not need any training whatsoever to swim because they are born with that ability already.
Green Sea Turtles are very much like you and me; they breathe through their lungs, the only thing we don't have is a main flipper, which would be like having an extra leg to let us walk faster.
Leatherback Sea Turtles have the longest migration of all Sea Turtles.
www.tenan.vuurwerk.nl /reports/thomas/886008577380.htm   (535 words)

  
 Sea Turtles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sea turtles once roamed the oceans by the millions but over the past few centuries the demand for sea turtle meat, eggs, shell, leather and oil has greatly reduced their number.
Concern for the plight of sea turtles is growing and around the world, conservationists, governmental agencies, public and private organizations, corporations, and concerned individuals are working to protect sea turtles on nesting beaches and at sea.
Even though sea turtles are at home on the oceans, they are inextricably tied to the land too because the adult females must return to land to lay their eggs in a sandy beach.
members.aol.com /chalew/turtle.htm   (884 words)

  
 NetPets, Inc. / The Kids' Room / Sea Turtle Facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is, however, the largest hard-shelled sea turtle with adults weighing in at an average of between 200 and 300 pounds with a shell length of between 36 and 43 inches.
The hawksbill is a small-to-medium-size sea turtle, ranging from 30 to 36 inches in shell length and weighing from 100 to 200 pounds.
Adult loggerhead sea turtles are big, reddish-brown reptiles ranging between 150 and 400 pounds and their shell length is between 33 to 40 inches.
www.chirpingbird.com /netpets/html/classrm/turtlfac.html   (2295 words)

  
 sea turtle jewelry
There is nothing like sitting next to a mother turtle and watching the tears running from her eyes as she is laying her eggs.
Two 14kt Hawaiian sea turtles have just emerged from their eggs and are on their way to the beach.
Turtle bracelets, the large one is made up of 8 turtles for a 7 3/4" length.
www.seawear.com /jewelry/turtles.html   (1442 words)

  
 Sea Turtle
Studies have shown that hawksbills reached sexual maturity at a carapace size of 60 to 95 cm (24-37 in.); loggerheads reached maturity at a carapace size of 79 cm (31 in.); and green sea turtles reached maturity at 69 to 79 cm (27-31 in.).
A female sea turtle crawls above the high tide line and, using her front flippers, digs out a "body pit." Then using her hind flippers, she digs an egg cavity.
Experts can identify the species of turtle by the type of mound left by the nesting female and by her flipper tracks in the sand.
www.seaworld.org /infobooks/SeaTurtle/strepro.html   (519 words)

  
 Hawksbill Turtle Fact Sheet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hawksbill turtles are well known for their beautiful carapace (exterior shell) often referred to as "tortoise shell" which was exploited for many years by the fashion industry.
Juvenile, subadult and adult hawksbill turtles are omnivorous scavengers, feeding primarily on sponges found on the solid substrate of coral reefs.
Mistreatment, harassment, or killing of sea turtles should be reported to the Enforcement Division of the National Marine Fisheries Service at (808) 541-2727 or on Maui, the State Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement at (808) 984-8110.
www.pacificwhale.org /childrens/fshawksbill.html   (1160 words)

  
 Sea Turtle Conservation Network of the Californias   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Five species of sea turtle visit Baja California to feed, grow or nest.
With this in mind, the Sea Turtle Conservation Network of the Californias (Grupo Tortuguero de las Californias) was formed on 23 January 1999 at the office of the non-profit Grupo Ecologista de Antares, A.C. (GEA) in Loreto, BCS.
The goal of the network is to bring together individuals and organizations working for the recovery of Baja California's sea turtles to share knowledge, discuss results and issues, plan projects and conduct workshops on basic field research techniques.
baja.seaturtle.org   (219 words)

  
 Swimming with turtles, Hawaii
Green sea turtles can be colored from dark brown to olive with lighter stripes and spots.
Sea turtles have been known to move through the water in spurts as fast as 35 mph.
There are a couple of subtle signs to watch for when near a sea turtle that signal you may be too close within their comfort zone.
www.sailhawaii.com /turtles.html   (487 words)

  
 Atlantic Hawksbill Sea Turtle Fact Sheet
The hawksbill sea turtle is an omnivore, eating mostly algae, sea grasses, soft corals, crustaceans, mollusks, sponges, jellyfish and sea urchins.
Hawksbill sea turtles are found extensively all over the world, including the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans, the Persian Gulf, and the Red and Mediterranean seas.
In response to sea turtle mortality in trawl nets, the National Marine Fisheries Service has issued regulations requiring shrimp trawlers on the southeastern and Gulf coasts to have a turtle excluder device (TED) on their nets.
www.dec.state.ny.us /website/dfwmr/wildlife/endspec/athafs.html   (679 words)

  
 Sea Turtle Printout- EnchantedLearning.com
Sea Turtles are large turtles that spend most of their lives in the seas.
Sea turtles vary in size from 2 to 6 feet (0.5 to 1.9 m) long, weighing 78 to 1900 pounds (35 to 870 kg).
Reproduction: Adult female Sea Turtles return to the beach where they were born to lay up to 200 soft-shelled eggs in the sand.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/turtle/Seaturtlecoloring.shtml   (328 words)

  
 Green Sea Turtle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Unfortunately their population is on the decline (due to factors such as pollution and illegal fishing or tangled in fishing nets).
They male sea turtle spend all of their life at sea, the females only come to land to lay eggs.
Amazing Animal Fact: The female green sea turtle lays it eggs in the same place as it was born.
www.australianfauna.com /greenseaturtle.php   (254 words)

  
 Help Endangered Animals - Ridley Turtles
The TED was designed to allow sea turtles to escape from trawls, but as a result of the storms, Dr. William Hogarth, Assistant Administrator for NOAA Fisheries, announced the suspension of the use of TEDs in some areas of the Gulf.
If sea turtles are to exist and bio-diversity to be maintained, it will be thanks to many teachers at all grade levels who emphasize the need for awareness and conservation of wildlife and all natural resources.
HEART (Help Endangered Animals-Ridley Turtles) was organized in 1982 to save the Kemp's ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempi) from extinction by educating the public and supporting conservation laws that protect sea turtles.
www.ridleyturtles.org   (3255 words)

  
 Sea Turtle Information Links
Sea turtle information including endangered or threatened species, nesting behavior, hatching and how the public can help.
A year long study to determine the movement of sea turtles in and around the Bay, their behavior and the migration into the Gulf of Mexico.
The results will be used to help protect sea turtles during the US Army Corps of Engineers' annual maintenance dredging in the Bay.
www.wildlifesearch.com /seaturtle.htm   (199 words)

  
 Sea Turtle, Inc. - protection of Kemp's Ridley sea turtles
Sea Turtle, Inc. was founded in 1977 by Ila Loetscher, better known as "The Turtle Lady of South Padre Island." STI was formed to aid and assist in the protection of Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle - and to ultimately restore the ridley population to a level that will ensure its survival.
Through the years STI has expanded its scope to actively support the conservation of all marine turtle species.
Sea Turtle, Inc. - a not-for-profit organization - assists and supports the United States Dept. of the Interior with their efforts to establish a nesting beach for the Kemp's ridley sea turtle within the National seashore protected area of North Padre Island, off the coast of Corpus Christi.
www.seaturtleinc.com /about-us.html   (166 words)

  
 CRESLI Leatherback sea turtle page
The giants of marine turtles, leatherback sea turtles are oceanic reptiles that can reach 6 to 8 feet in length and weigh 1,200 to 1,500 pounds.
These dark green or fl skinned turtles are often speckled with white or pink blotches.
These turtles are listed as a federally protected endangered species.
www.cresli.org /cresli/turtles/leaback.html   (412 words)

  
 Sea Turtle Satellite Tracking
The study is part of a year long effort to determine the movements of the turtles in and around the Bay, their behavior, and migration in the Gulf of Mexico.
Joe is the fourth, and newest, loggerhead sea turtle to be captured and satellite tagged for this project.
The first sea turtle to be successfully tagged and tracked was captured and released on August 22, 1997, in the entrance to Tampa Bay off Egmont Key.
www.saj.usace.army.mil /pd/satelite.htm   (862 words)

  
 Sea Turtle
The largest sea turtle, the leatherback, may reach 1,300 pounds and grow to 8 feet in length!
Sea turtles are beautiful, efficient animals that travel the world's oceans and know to return to the beach where they were born to lay their eggs.
Read more about Jerris and her work as a sea turtle biologist.
www.thewildones.org /Animals/seaturtl.html   (400 words)

  
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seaturtlevilla.com   (859 words)

  
 Hawksbill Sea Turtle: WhoZoo
Their diet consists of small sea grasses and plants found in different ocean depths and includes invertebrates, such as crustaceans, jellyfish, mollusks, sea urchins and sponges.
The Hawksbill Sea turtle at the Fort Worth Zoo is housed in a medium sized standing aquarium.
The turtle is on loan from the University of Texas Marine Science Institutes Rescue.
whozoo.org /Intro2001/talcala/TA_HAWKSBILL.htm   (610 words)

  
 Sea Turtle Postage Stamps of the World
solely for the enjoyment of other collectors and sea turtle enthusiasts.
It provides background information about the site and discusses our listing criteria and sea turtle stamps in general.
Turtle shown is a green, not a hawksbill
www.2xtreme.net /nlinsley   (130 words)

  
 Kidz Korner
Huffy is a sea turtle who was hit by a boat, had several operations, went through Hurricane Fran, and still hasn't given up on living.
Adelita was a female loggerhead turtle who swam from the Baja California coast all the way to Japan.
Paola is a loggerhead turtle who was injured and caught in an Italian fisherman's nets.
www.turtles.org /kids.htm   (465 words)

  
 Turtle Trax - A Sea Turtle Page
To Clothahump, the first sea turtle we ever met.
Things you can do to help sea turtles.
Turtle Trax and turtles.org are hosted by E-Gate Communications, a provider of excellent quality and superb service.
www.turtles.org   (158 words)

  
 Sea Turtle Inn - One of the finest Oceanfront Jacksonville Beach Hotels
Every summer since the era of dinosaurs, sea turtles have migrated to the same beach for nesting their eggs.
For some, that's Atlantic Beach...a charming village by the sea, and the home of the Sea Turtle Inn.
Then return to oceanfront dining, a seaside pool and live entertainment overlooking the shore...the best of the First Coast, at the Sea Turtle Inn.
www.seaturtle.com   (386 words)

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