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. More »

Green sea turtles are the only sea turtles that are herbivorous in adulthood. Young green sea turtles are mainly carnivorous and eat invertebrates such as sponges, jellyfish and crabs. However, they gradually shift to an... More »

The only non-human predator large enough to endanger an adult green sea turtle is the shark. However, hatchlings are vulnerable to crabs, seagulls, sharks, fish and mammals. Despite being endangered, green sea turtles ar... More »

Leatherback turtles can be found in a variety of locations ranging from the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific ocean and other parts of the world including Canada, Norway, New Zealand and South America. This species of turtle ... More »

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... More »

Sea turtles can only protect themselves by trying to stay out of harm's way because unlike other types of turtles, they cannot retract their head or their legs back in to their shell. The sea turtle's shell is strong and... More »

Sea turtles are endangered for many reasons including population decline from human activities such as poaching, commercial fishing and illegal trade, along with climate change, pollution and erosion. These ocean creatur... More »