Facts About Turtles There are from 250-300 turtle species. Turtles are cold blooded. The largest turtle (leatherback) can be from 4-8 feet long. The first turtle lived close to 185 million years ago.
Facts About Turtles Some turtles carry salmonella, a bacteria, which is harmful to both turtles and humans. Turtles should never be kept as pets. Turtles do not have ears Turtles have favourite colours.
Turtles and Laying Eggs All turtles lay their eggs on land. The temperature eggs are hatched in determines their gender. Cooler weather usually produces males. Females are produced in warmer weather. After the mother hatches her eggs, she covers them up and leaves them to take care of themselves.
Sea Turtles! There are 7-8 species of sea turtles. Green Sea turtles can hold their breath for 5 hours. It is illegal to touch sea turtles in Hawaii. Green sea turtles can swim up to 20 mph for short periods of time. They can lay up to 200 eggs at a time.
The Bullying of Sea Turtles Turtles are victims of humans who bully them. Many turtles have become extinct, or endangered due to humans hunting, and capturing them. Their habitats (homes) are being destroyed by human bullies who disrespect them and litter on beaches.
The Bullying of Sea Turtles Bullies dump excess oil and waste in their swimming waters which poisons them. Bullies who fish, do not care if turtles become trapped in their nets or are injured by large fish hooks. Some bullies take turtle eggs from nests to eat them.
How Global Warming can Affect Turtles Global warming has been causing the earth to heat up. This is causing warmer temperatures. Remember from earlier, the temperature at which the baby turtle is born determines their gender. If temperatures continue to increase, only females will be born. This means there won’t be any new baby male turtles. It could possibly lead to the extinction of sea turtles.
Thankfully, for every bully in theworld, there are humans who rescue and save turtles.These are heroes who protect turtlesfrom bullies so turtles can live free. Who would you rather be? A turtle bully? A turtle hero?