Sea Turtle Facts – 60 Unknown Facts About Sea Turtles

Facts about sea turtles

Young turtles hatch during the night and they use the moonlight to find their way to the sea.

Sea turtles can stay under water for up to 5 hours.

Sea turtles are revered in many cultures, for instance, in Hawaii, they are a symbol of good luck and in a Hindu symbol depicts that the world is resting on the back of a turtle.

Loggerhead sea turtles drink salt water and excrete excess salt through the glands present in their eyes, which makes them look like they are crying.

Young flatback sea turtles actually sleep on the surface of water.

Sea turtle is shortsighted in air, but can see well under water.

Sea turtles have excellent sense of direction; they use the Earth’s magnetic field as its compass.

Mating takes place at the sea.

June 16 is the World Sea Turtle Day.

Female sea turtles nest every 2 or 3 years and lay eggs during one season.