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Sea Turtles. What you need to know. Which turtles do I need to know?. Loggerhead Green Leatherback Hawksbill Kemp’s Ridley Flatback (not pictured). Loggerhead. Eats: Shellfish Can be found as far north as Newfoundland Coloration: Reddish Brown 5 or 6 Costal Scutes. Green Sea Turtle.

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Sea turtles

Sea Turtles

What you need to know


Which turtles do i need to know

Which turtles do I need to know?

  • Loggerhead

  • Green

  • Leatherback

  • Hawksbill

  • Kemp’s Ridley

  • Flatback (not pictured)


Loggerhead

Loggerhead

  • Eats: Shellfish

  • Can be found as far north as Newfoundland

  • Coloration: Reddish Brown

  • 5 or 6 Costal Scutes


Green sea turtle

Green Sea Turtle

  • Eats: Sea grass and algae

  • Single pair of prefrontal scales

  • Green sea turtles get their name from the food they eat

  • 4 Costal Scutes


Leatherback

Leatherback

  • Eats: Jellyfish

  • The only sea turtle without a hard shell

  • The largest sea turtle

  • Travels further than any other sea turtle


Hawksbill

Hawksbill

  • Eats: sponges, anemones, shrimp, and squid

  • The hawksbill can get food from the crevices in coral reefs.

  • Named for its bird-like beak

  • 4 Costal Scutes


Kemp s ridley

Kemp’s Ridley

  • Eats: shellfish

  • The Kemp’s Ridley is named after researcher Richard Kemp who is among the first to discover and study this sea turtle

  • This is the most endangered of all sea turtles

  • 5 Costal Scutes


Flatback

Flatback

  • Eats: Mostly squid, shrimp, and mollusks

  • Named for its falttened carapace

  • Nests only in Australia

  • The edges of its carapace are upturned

  • 4 Costal Scutes

  • 1 pair of prefrontal scales


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