Where Do Sea Turtles Live?

Sea turtles are known to live in every ocean basin in the world except in the polar regions. They can also be found on coastal regions and they migrate long distances in search of food.

Sea turtles tend to be loners, so they don't often sit together in groups. They spend most of their lives at sea, except for female turtles when they emerge to lay eggs. Leatherback turtles can withstand the coldest temperatures while in the water. Adult sea turtles tend to be found in the shallow waters, such as bays. Young turtles stay in coral reefs for a year before they can swim in deep waters.