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Florida Sea Turtle Presentation. Tawne Frick Updated: October 6, 2013 University of Central Florida. Table of Contents. Meet Florida Sea Turtles Life of a S ea T urtle Threats Heroes You Can be a Hero too! Contact Me. Meet Florida Sea Turtles. Loggerhead Leatherback Hawksbill

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florida sea turtle presentation
Florida Sea Turtle Presentation

Tawne Frick

Updated: October 6, 2013

University of Central Florida

table of contents
Table of Contents

Meet Florida Sea Turtles

Life of a Sea Turtle

Threats

Heroes

You Can be a Hero too!

Contact Me

meet florida sea turtles
Meet Florida Sea Turtles
  • Loggerhead
  • Leatherback
  • Hawksbill
  • Green
  • Kemp’s Ridley
meet florida sea turtles loggerhead sea turtle
Meet Florida Sea Turtles:Loggerhead Sea Turtle
  • Most common
  • 3’ long, 275 pounds
  • Brown on top, yellow under
  • Distance swimmers
  • Eats clams and crabs
meet florida sea turtles leatherback sea turtle
Meet Florida Sea Turtles:Leatherback Sea Turtle
  • Unique leather shell
  • 6’ long, up to 1500 pounds
  • Black with white/blue spots
  • Deeper, colder water
  • Eats jelly fish
meet florida sea turtles hawksbill sea turtle
Meet Florida Sea Turtles:Hawksbill Sea Turtle
  • Beaked nose
  • 2’ long, 150 pounds
  • Multi-color shell and yellow under
  • Stay close to southern beaches
  • Eats sea sponges
meet florida sea turtles green sea turtle
Meet Florida Sea Turtles:Green Sea Turtle
  • Very green
  • 3.5’ long, 350 pounds
  • Shades of green, some yellow
  • Stay close to reefs
  • Eats sea grass and algae
meet florida sea turtles kemp s ridley sea turtle
Meet Florida Sea Turtles:Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle
  • Endangered and hard to find
  • 2.5’ long, 90 pounds
  • Shades of green,
  • Gulf side of Florida
  • Eats mostly crabs
life of a sea t urtle
Life of a Sea Turtle
  • Nesting from June-September
  • Eggs for 45 – 70 days
  • Length also depends on the weather
life of a sea turtle
Life of a Sea Turtle
  • Not all will make it to the ocean
  • Birds, crabs and things on the beach make it hard
  • Bright lights at night can confuse them.
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Life of a Sea Turtle
  • They grow-up in the ocean
  • Will separate from other hatchlings
  • Watch for sharks and other danger
  • Some swim long distances
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Life of a Sea Turtle
  • It may be 7-50 years before return to shore
  • Most return to where they were born
  • New nests, new eggs
  • Do not stay long before leaving again
sea turtle s heroes
Sea Turtle’s Heroes
  • Florida Fish and WildlifeConservation Commission
  • Sea World
  • National Geographic Kids
  • Defenders of Wildlife
  • National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration
  • SEE Turtles
you can be a hero too
You Can be a Hero too!

YOU CAN HELP!

  • Pick up trash
  • Recycle
  • Turn of bright lights on shore at night
  • Adopt a Sea Turtle
  • Visit with other Sea Turtle Heroesto find more information
contact me
Contact Me

If you have a story to share or have sea turtle questions please email me! Remember to get permission! I would love to hear your story.

Email Tawne

Don’t forget you can always make a difference!