Did you know that there are 7 living species of sea turtles?
- Flatback turtle
- Green turtle
- Hawksbill turtle
- Kemp’s ridley turtle
- Leatherback turtle
- Loggerhead turtle
- Olive ridley turtle
Can you find them all in the picture below?
What is the life cycle of a sea turtle?
How does a sea turtle differ from a tortoise?
Here are a few differences between sea turtles and tortoises.
Where do sea turtles live?
Here are approximate range maps for the 7 living species of sea turtles.
You may also like these stories about turtles
- Meet some giant turtles of the past
- Learn about a turtle research project in Sri Lanka
- Wild News: Dugongs and sea turtles help seagrasses grow and this is important
- Learn about oceans and coral reefs
- Challenge yourself to the coral reef quiz
Illustrations by María Salazar for Mongabay Kids
More sea turtle resources: facts and fun!
Sea Turtle Week is a celebration of sea turtles held each year from June 8-16:
Resources to help you learn about turtles:
- Smithsonian Ocean: https://ocean.si.edu/ocean-life/reptiles/sea-turtles
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