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Sea Turtle

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The sea turtle has a large head and a brown-red carapace, streaked with dark spots in the young specimens,

and a yellowish heart-shaped plate, often with large orange spots, with two pre-frontal plates and a very robust horny beak. They distinguish

from females by the long tail.


Scientific denomination and classification[edit | edit source]

The scientific name of the Sea Turtle is Caretta Caretta.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

The sea turtle is more widespread in the Mediterranean.

The species is widespread in many seas of the world but it is strongly threatened throughout the Mediterranean and it is now on the verge of extinction in Italian territorial waters.

The small sea turtle eats zooplankton and starts as an adult to eat small fish, crustaceans or adult squid.

Habitat[edit | edit source]

Their habitat is deep, warm waters and they are close to the coasts.

Their reproduction environment is being destroyed due to human disturbance.

Evolution[edit | edit source]

They are extremely ancient animals, widespread in all continents and almost all the ecosystems of the earth.

Yet we know almost little information about the origin of the turtles.

Its presence in the fables and stories[edit | edit source]

"The clean sea mission book" : the reader discovers the magical world of sea turtles and sharks.

(Other details)[edit | edit source]

They are animals that have adapted to the aquatic life and at birth is about 5 cm long.

The length of an adult is 80 - 140 cm, with a mass varying between 100 and 160 kg.

It has a brown-red carapace, streaked with dark in the young.

Notes[edit | edit source]

The reason why sea turtles cross the planet from one end to the other end is to go to lay their eggs, always in the same beach, it is still a mystery without solution!

Until not many years ago, sea turtles were known in the form of jewelry, boxes, hair stops, bracelets, handbags and refined broths.

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

The day sea turtle A small big sea turtle

External links[edit | edit source]

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caretta_caretta

https://www.wwf.it/tartarugamarina/

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