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.
Seven different species of sea (or marine) turtles grace our ocean waters.
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.
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.
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!)
Together, we could work to help their environment. Click here to know how.
Stay cool, sea turtles. Stay cool (but not at the cost of gender balance)!