Sea Turtle Facts – 60 Unknown Facts About Sea Turtles

Sea turtle facts for kids

Sea turtles flippers are adapted for swimming and not walking, hence they walk slowly on the ground.

Sea turtles have excellent sense of smell and eyesight, and they can hear vibration.

Sea turtles average lifespan is 70 to 80 years.

Leatherback is the largest sea turtle, weighing up to 900 kg and growing up to 2 m long.

Kemp’s Ridley turtle is the smallest sea turtle. It weights 45 kg and grows to 2 feet long.

Sea turtles lay their eggs in bunches called clutch, having 70 – 190 eggs.

Sea turtles are categorized as either vulnerable or critically endangered.

As estimated 610,000 Olive Ridley turtles nested in a single week in 1991 on a beach in India.

The migrations can be over 1,000 miles or 2,253 km long.

Green, leatherback, loggerhead, hawksbill, Kemp’s Ridley, Olive Ridley, Flatback are the 7 species of sea turtles.