These are Turtley Amazing Pictures!

In Ocean
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It’s Sea Turtle Day today! Turtles unfortunately can’t take shellfies (sorry), but we got you a few out-of-this-world pictures of them. Scroll down in turtle speed to truly enjoy the beauty of these reptiles.

Hatchling Olive ridley sea turtles emerge together and move towards the sea at dawn.
Hatchling Olive ridley sea turtles emerge together and move towards the sea at dawn.

Seven different species of sea (or marine) turtles grace our ocean waters.

Large schooling bigeye jacks or trevallies with green turtle and diver at the edge of the reef Sipadan Island, Sabah, Malaysia.
Large schooling bigeye jacks with green turtle and diver at the edge of the reef; Sipadan Island, Sabah, Malaysia.

Temperature is a determining factor for sea turtles’ sex. During incubation, warm temperatures tend to produce more females and cooler ones tend to produce more males.

Say what?! Female Olive ridley sea turtle swimming from the open ocean towards the beach
Say what?! Female Olive ridley sea turtle swimming from the open ocean towards the beach

Baby turtles face many predators during their birthday crawl from nest to sea. But climate change could result in even fewer hatchlings starting the trip.

An Olive Ridley sea turtle hatchling on its way to the sea. Determined to cross the ocean like its ancestors?
An Olive Ridley sea turtle hatchling on its way to the sea. We can be pretty certain it made it!

For more than 100 million years, sea turtles have covered vast distances across the world’s oceans, filling a vital role in the balance of marine habitats. (That means the dinosaurs were their contemporaries!)

Leatherback turtle underwater. Kei Islands, Moluccas, Indonesia.
Leatherback turtle underwater (determined to do his ancestors proud?); Kei Islands, Moluccas, Indonesia.

Together, we could work to help their environment. Click here to know how.

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#TogetherPossible

Stay cool, sea turtles. Stay cool (but not at the cost of gender balance)!

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