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Hi My name is Grace. I am learning about sea turtles. Welcome to my page.

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A Sea Turtle

A large brownish-orange sea turtle
saw a fish swim by a hungry shark
in a warm part of the ocean
at 12:15 PM
because it was lunch time.

Sea turtles have to eat, you know!

By Grace M.
4/08


Sea Turtle Life

By Grace M.

Habitat
Sea turtles spend most of their time in
the seas. They live in shallow warm waters.

Babies
Sea turtles lay four or five nests full of eggs. The mother will lay one nest every two weeks. The females go to the beach to find a spot to dig a hole. They always return to the same spot to have their babies. Sea turtles lay about 100 to 126 eggs at a time. It takes the babies 60 days to hatch. Sometimes it takes a whole week for the babies to make it through the sand to the top of the hole. Many of these babies don’t make it because their predators eat them before they hatch or make it to the ocean. If they make it, baby turtles spend many years floating on the seaweed.

Other
Sea turtle cleaning can take a few minutes or it can take hours. Fish latch onto the turtle’s back so they can clean the algae off their shell.

Predators
Sea turtles predators are crabs, sharks, tiger sharks, killer whales, fish, dogs, sea birds, raccoons, and lizards.
Food
Sea turtles eat plants, small animals, crabs,
lobster, shrimp, jellyfish, man of war and
small fish. Also they eat shell fish that live
on the bottom. They have a powerful jaw
and tear their food with their sharp beak.

Description
Sea turtles are big and graceful. They can grow up to 2-6 feet long. Their color can be brown, green, or black. Sea turtles weigh from 78-1900 pounds. They have short front flippers with 2 claws. They have a large head with strong jaws.


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These pictures show the green sea turtle. In the middle picture, scientists are tagging and measuring the turtle so they can track them. The last picture shows a close up of the head.



Why is the ocean blue?
The ocean reflects the blue sky.

How many oceans are there in the world?
There is only one ocean in the world.
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What are the main "oceans" called?
Arctic,Atlantic,Indian,Pacific,Southern

What is a sea?
A sea is like a little ocean with some land around it.

Why is the ocean salty?
The sea is from rocks and soil that has washed in to the ocean.