Sea Turtle Facts – 60 Unknown Facts About Sea Turtles

Fun facts about sea turtles

Green sea turtle is named after its skin color.

Baby sea turtles are called ‘hatchlings’.

Light colored sand produce about 70% females, while dark colored sand that absorb more sun ray’s produce more than 90% females.

Very few young turtles survive their first year of life.

Many sea turtles can hold their breath for more than 30 min.

Leatherback turtles are the fastest turtles which can swim at speeds of more than 20 miles per hour.

Loggerheads are the most common sea turtles found in Florida.

Many islands around the world are known as “turtle islands” because they nest green sea turtles.

The earliest fossils of sea turtle are about 110 million years old.

Fibropapillomatosis or FP is a mysterious disease that affects all species of sea turtles and primarily green turtles.