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Turtles eat foods that are readily available in their particular environment, some of which might include fish, bugs and vegetation, according to About.com. Because different types of turtles live in different environments, their food supplies vary greatly based on location.


Turtles inhabit virtually every terrestrial, aquatic and marine habitat in the world that is warm enough to permit activity. Turtles are residents of every continent except Antarctica and of all the world’s temperate and tropical oceans.


Turtles use low-pitched underwater vocalizations to communicate with each other. Scientists theorize that baby sea turtles in their eggs rely on vibrations to communicate and synchronize their hatching, improving their chances of survival.


Alligators, crocodiles and big cats all eat turtles. In addition to alligators, freshwater and tropical turtles must be on the lookout for jaguars, large lizards and caimans, which crunch right through a turtle's shell.


As of 2009, there are 270 species of turtles, and more are being discovered. Turtles have been on the Earth for 230 million years and predate dinosaurs. Turtles have developed multiple habitats and live anywhere except the Arctic and Antarctic.


Turtles including painted turtles and snapping turtles eat fish, but other smaller turtles with weaker jaws tend to eat insects or eggs. Almost all turtles eat plants on a regular basis.


Mammals have warm blood and hair on some or all of their bodies, and because a turtle lacks both of these things, it is not a mammal. A turtle is a reptile.


Although turtles are mostly aquatic, they are indeed reptiles and not amphibians. Reptiles have a number of traits that distinguish them from amphibians, most of which make them better adapted to life on land. Modern turtles live in water, but their ancestors did not, and they retain these traits.


While there is no national turtle day, there is a World Turtle Day, which is celebrated every year on May 23. The American Tortoise Rescue, an animal rescue organization, has sponsored World Turtle Day every year since 2000.


A group of turtles may be called a bale, turn, dole, or nest. The collective terms “bale” and “turn” seem to apply exclusively for turtles. Dole, on the other hand, may also be used to refer to another group of animals, which is a group (or flock) of doves. Groups of other reptiles, particularly sna