Sea Turtle Social Structure

Sea Turtle Social Structure

Sea Turtle Social Structure and Behavior Sea turtles are not a highly social species as we can see in other animals, but at certain stages of their life cycle, some congregate in shallow waters. The first contact they have with each other is at birth. The hatchlings...
Sea Turtle Predators

Sea Turtle Predators

The life of sea turtles is in danger even before they are born. When a mother arrives at the beach to spawn her dozens or hundreds of eggs, terrestrial predators await the opportune moment to dig in the sand, pick the eggs up and eat them. If the offsprings manage to...
Sea Turtle Reproduction

Sea Turtle Reproduction

Reproductive habits The breeding process of sea turtles is fascinating. It all begins when they migrate thousands of miles to the breeding sites, to find a partner for mating. Once a male find a female candidate, the former courtship her by maintaining physical...
Sea Turtle Anatomy

Sea Turtle Anatomy

Sea Turtle Anatomy Sea turtles have unique anatomic features that provide them with everything necessary to satisfy all their feeding, reproductive and social needs. Besides, their body design and the hard shell make them a difficult prey for some marine predators....
Sea Turtle Evolution

Sea Turtle Evolution

Sea Turtle Evolution Sea turtles belong to the order Testudines whose first specimens date back to about 220 million years ago, making them one of the most primitive groups of reptiles that still inhabit the earth. This order is part of the class Reptilia, which also...
Sea Turtle Feeding

Sea Turtle Feeding

What do Sea Turtles Eat? Feeding varies according to the species and the age of the turtle. They can be omnivorous, herbivorous or carnivorous and this is also related to the shape of the mouth which has a form adapted to the kind of food they consume. In the case of...