Sea Turtles

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Sea turtles are reptiles, because they are cold blooded. This means they are more or less related to snakes, crocodiles and lizards. The sea turtles live all around the world: some prefer tropical water, and others, colder water. You can find them in oceans, lagoons and in bays.

Most sea turtles emigrate, but they all don’t do it. They can swim various hundreds or thousands of kilometres to find food or for breeding. They usually go to their place of birth to do these activities. Just one turtle can lay hundreds of eggs in one time. They lay them under the sand.

They spend nearly all their time underwater. Their bodies are designed to nimbly move in the water. Their movement outside the water is slow and it is hard for the female to lay their eggs.

They can live for 50 to 80 years in wild state. Most sea turtles are in danger of extinction. This is because of the constant destruction of their habitats and the contamination of the water they live in.

By Antonio Fabelo