An adult green sea turtle can weigh as much as 300 to 350 pounds, and the leatherback sea turtle can grow up to 1,500 pounds. Green sea turtles are huge animals that can grow as large as 3 to 4 feet in length, while leatherback sea turtles can grow to over 7 feet long.Know More
Sea turtles are rarely found on land, but the females make their way on land to lay their eggs on warm beaches during nesting season.
Both species of sea turtles are considered endangered. While the green variety makes its home in the southeastern part of the United States, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the Virgin Islands, leatherback turtle populations take residence in worldwide bodies of water.Learn more about Turtles
A group of sea turtles is commonly referred to as a bale. There are seven species of sea turtles: leatherback, green sea turtle, loggerhead, Kemp's ridley sea turtle, hawksbill, flatback and olive ridley sea turtle.Full Answer >
Neither freshwater nor marine turtles mate for life. A female turtle often mates with several males before nesting season and then stores the sperm. Because her eggs are fertilized by a variety of males, genetic diversity is high.Full Answer >
On a female turtle, the tail serves no purpose, but for male turtles, the tail houses the reproductive organs. Unlike with male turtles, the cloaca, which handles urinary, fecal and reproductive functions, is located under the tail and not housed inside the tail for females.Full Answer >
Research proposes that 47 or more sea turtle species communicate using a form of sound. The purpose of making the sound is to state their social standing, find the location of other turtles or create reproductive signals.Full Answer >