While adult sea turtles have few natural predators, large sharks, such as the tiger shark, have been known to eat sea turtles. Killer whales have also been known to prey on sea turtles. Baby sea turtles are preyed upon by fish, dogs, raccoons, seabirds and crabs, and mo...
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 theyÂ migrate long distances inÂ search of food.
Sea turtles are agile swimmers that move through the water using four flippers that function like rowing oars. On land, female sea turtles use their flippers to pull themselves across beach sand and dirt to dig nests for their eggs.
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.
While it's difficult to determine the exact lifespan of a particular species of sea turtle, some sea turtles have been known to live 50 years or more. They have a similar lifespan to humans.
As of 2015, the Kemp's ridley sea turtle is the most endangered with only around 1,000 nesting females left. Accurate population data does not exist for loggerheads, hawkbills, flatbacks, olive ridleys, green sea turtles and black sea 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.