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Leatherback Sea Turtle
Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)
The Leatherback Sea Turtle is endangered. Plastic bags in its ocean environment have contributed to many deaths as it mistakes them for jellyfish - its main food. It is a large turtle with streamlined leathery carapace... Read more >
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta)
The Loggerhead Turtle has a large head. The body is reddish brown or brown. They have flippers with a claw on the front flippers. The shell is armoured with strong horny plates called scutes. Read more >

Green Turtle
Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas)
The Green Turtle has a small head and strong paddle-shaped front flippers. It gets its name from the colour of its fat rather than the colour of its shell. Males are larger than females with longer tail extending well... Read more >
Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata)
The Hawksbill Turtle is critically endangered as it has been hunted for food, also for its attractive shell scales which are made into tortoiseshell ornaments and jewelry. The turtle is green or brown with reddish brown... Read more >
Atlantic Ridley Sea Turtle
Atlantic Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii)
The Atlantic Ridley is the smallest sea turtle. The head has a beak shaped snout. Adult turtles have a grey-green carapace. and yellow-green or white plastron (underside). The hatchlings dark gray-black. Read more >
OliveRidley Sea Turtle
OliveRidley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea)
The Olive Ridley Sea Turtle is a lightly-built turtle with a large head and a high-domed shell. The carapace is a dark olive green with a yellowish underside. The tail of the extends past the carapace while the female... Read more >

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