The average life span of green sea turtles in the wild is more than 80 years. It takes anywhere from 20 to 50 years for the marine animals to reach sexual maturity. More »

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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 »

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 »

The average lifespan of sea turtles is about 80 years. Sea turtles outlive most research projects, so it is difficult to determine the average lifespan of these creatures. More »

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The Cheloniidae, or scute-shelled sea turtles, are a group of seven species with life spans ranging up to 75 years in captivity. Leatherbacks, which have shells covered in tough skin rather than scutes, live at least to ... More »

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Sea turtles can hold their breath for up to seven hours underwater, depending on circumstances. A sea turtle's level of activity while underwater determines the length of time he can hold his breath. 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 »