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Animal Life Cycle - Sea Turtles
Transcript of Animal Life Cycle - Sea Turtles
Hatchlings normally emerge at night.
The babies face many predators on its way to the ocean, like seagulls, crabs, & even racoons.
About five from each nest survive to become adults 20 to 50 years later... All Grown Up! As adults, they eat jellyfish, crabs & squid.
They can travel hundreds or thousands of miles as they mature.
Turtles use the magnetic fields of the Earth know where they are. So they are never lost!
Turtles always return to the same beach where they were born, to lay their eggs. Habitat Turtle Facts Interesting Videos Loggerhead Turtle
Alligator Point, Florida Sea World Video
Sea Turtle Hatch Dash Sea Turtles live in all oceans, except the Artic.
They must surface to breathe every few minutes.
When resting, they can stay under water for over two hours.
Habitat is endangered by garbage, plastic wrappers & bags - sometimes they could eat the bags because they think they are jellyfish.
They are also endangered by fishing nets, which they get trapped in. S
S Most sea turtles eat jelly fish, sponges, shrimp, crabs and snails.
Some like the Green Sea Turtle eats just seaweed algae.
Their biggest predators when they are older are sharks, whales and, especially, humans.
They can live up to 150 - 200 years, if they survive being babies.
The largest turtle is the Leatherback. It can measure 6 feet long and 4 feet wide and can weigh over 880 pounds. Click video to watch Click video to watch The Turtle Story When a female turtle lays her eggs it takes about 48 to 75 days to hatch. When they’re ready they have little beaks to nibble their egg shell to get out. Then it takes the baby turtle three days to get out of their hole. They are probable scared but good thing they their brothers and sisters. When the hatchlings emerge out of their nest they have many predators to face like, crabs, sea gulls, raccoons and humans. Humans are bad because their house lights because it could lead them the wrong direction and could get hurt by cars. Soon as they scramble to the ocean they will live the rest of their life deep in the ocean and come in a couple years to lay their own eggs. Soon the baby turtle will be on its way to find delicious food and find some sargassum algae to call its home. The turtle must face predators like, sharks, jelly fish, big fish and sometimes boat. Once it finds the sargassum algae it will eat little shrimp and little fish. Sometimes sharks will come by so the little turtles puts all its body parts in its shell to hide. Sometimes if a boat comes by it may wreck the sargassum algae into little pieces and the turtle will have to find a new home to live in… …20 to 50 years later the full grown turtle is in the middle of winter the turtle is using the Earth’s magnetic fields to swim its way back to where it was born to lay her eggs. She has to get warmth from the sun because she can’t make their own heat. When she gets back to her beach she digs a hole about one foot deep and lays ping pong sized eggs. She covers the nest with dirt and paddles back to the ocean never going to see her baby’s in her life. THE END