Sea Turtles By: Kelly Copeland

Diet

What sea turtles eat depends on the subspecies, but some common items include jellyfish, seaweed, crabs, shrimp, sponges, snails, algae and mollusks.

Behavior

Sea turtles spend most of their lives in the water, where not much information can be gathered on their behavior. Most of what is known about sea turtle behavior is obtained by observing hatch lings and females that leave the water to lay eggs.

Range

Sea turtles are found in all warm and temperate waters throughout the world and migrate hundreds of miles between nesting and feeding grounds. Most sea turtles undergo long migrations, some as far as 1400 miles, between their feeding grounds and the beaches where they nest.

Credits:

Created with images by skeeze - "turtle green turtle ocean" • p_a_h - "Shrimp" • Photographing Travis - "Jelly" • AMP PHOTO - "aquarium 006" • popofatticus - "cyclops the crab" • jurvetson - "The Sea Turtle Duuudes and friends, in the Kona seas" • tylerkaraszewski - "Baby Green Sea Turtle" • Hans - "reef coral reef sponges" • fun in photo's - "DSC06720"

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