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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