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Jaia's Green Sea Turtle Prezi
Transcript of Jaia's Green Sea Turtle Prezi
There are five stages of a green sea turtle’s life: egg, egg hatchling, hatchling, juvenile, and adult.
Green sea turtles mating season begins in March and the female turtles give birth by September. A female turtle returns to where she hatched to nest. She digs an egg chamber with her flippers, and then she covers it with sand. Female green sea turtles can lay approximately 100 eggs at a time. The eggs incubate in the sand for about 60 days before hatching into baby green sea turtles. If the nest is cold, the eggs hatch into boys. But, if the nest is warmer, the eggs hatch into girls. By: Jaia M. The green sea turtle has a very specific diet. They are herbivores, which means that they eat plants. Adult green sea turtles eat sea grass, algae, and seaweed. But, baby green sea turtles only eat plankton.
Since green sea turtles don’t have teeth they swallow their food whole.
Sometimes, green sea turtles mistake plastic bags for food and choke on the bags.
Sharks and humans are the main predators of green sea turtles. Life Cycle The Amazing Green Sea Turtle Introduction Green sea turtles are an incredible species of marine animal.
There are a lot of interesting facts about green sea turtles, especially about their appearance, habitat, food chain, life cycle, and behavior.
After learning about these facts you will understand why green sea turtles are so incredible. Appearance The green sea turtle has a very unique appearance.
The top shell is called a carapace. It can be a variety of colours like: black, gray, olive green, yellow, or brown. On the shell there are plates called scutes.
Under the shell there is rough skin that is creamy white, called a plastron.
The green sea turtle is not actually green. Although, it might seem like it because of algae growth. It received it’s name from the light green fat under it’s shell.
Like all turtles, green sea turtles have streamlined bodies and flipper-like limbs.
An average adult green sea turtle is approximately 48 inches (1.2 m) long and weighs 300-400 pounds (136-181 kg.) Baby green sea turtles are only 2 inches (5cm) long and 1 ounce (25 g) when they are born. Green sea turtles have a fascinating habitat, and live in a beautiful environment.
The green sea turtle lives in salt water throughout the tropical and warm waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans.
Adult green sea turtles prefer to stay near coral reefs, sea grass, and mangroves. While, babies live farther away from the shore in the open ocean.
Green sea turtles can adapt well to their surroundings. Behavior The green sea turtle has many interesting habits.
Green sea turtles can’t breathe under water, but when they are sleeping they can hold their breath for more than an hour.
Green sea turtles are the only species of sea turtles that swim ashore to warm themselves.
Green sea turtles are capable of navigating large distances through the oceans, and can always find their way home to where they were born. Conclusion The green sea turtle’s appearance, habitat, food chain, life cycle, and behavior truly shows how green sea turtles are cool marine animals, and why it is so important that we protect them from going extinct. Swimming Range of the Green Sea Turtle Green Sea Turtles swim in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans (the red parts). Green Sea Turtle Green Sea Turtle Hatchling The Life Cycle of a Green Sea Turtle Bibliography •Hickman, Pamela. “The Future for Endangered Wildlife”. Firefly Books Ltd., Ontario, 2005.
•Kalman, Bobbie. “Endangered Sea Turtles”. Crabtree Publishing Company, Ontario, 2004.
•Kalman, Bobbie. “The Life Cycle of a Sea Turtle”. Crabtree Publishing Company, New York, 2002.
•Lockwood, Sophie. “Sea Turtles”. The Child’s World, United States, 2006.
•Rhodes, Mary Jo and David Hall. “Sea Turtles”. Children’s Press, United States, 2006. Glossary 1. Species: A particular kind of plant or animal.
2. Marine: Describing an animal that lives in the ocean.
3. Carapace: A turtle’s upper shell.
4. Scutes: The individual sections or plates that cover a sea turtle’s shell.
5. Plastron: A turtle’s bottom shell.
6. Adapt: When an animal or plant species changes over many generations to make it better able to survive and reproduce.
7. Predator: An animal that hunts and kills other animals for food.
8. Hatchling: An animal newly emerged from an egg.
9. Juvenile: Young; not yet an adult.
10. Egg Chamber: A nest in the sand where a female turtle lays her eggs.
11. Incubate: Maintain in a controlled environment suitable for growth and development.
12. Extinct: No longer existing. I hope you enjoyed my prezi!!!