Brandon mc kinley, 1st per, green sea turtle.

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Brandon mc kinley, 1st per, green sea turtle.

  1. 1. Green Sea Turtle Brandon McKinley Mr. Buchmann Biology 1° Photo Credit: Google Images
  2. 2. Statistics <ul><li>Up to 5ft in length </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 400 lbs in weight </li></ul><ul><li>40-50 year lifespan </li></ul><ul><li>One of 7 different species (Sea Turtles) </li></ul><ul><li>Only 1-2/100 hatched turtles survive first year of birth </li></ul>Photo Credit: Google Images
  3. 3. Food Source <ul><li>When Young: Jellyfish, crustaceans, fish </li></ul><ul><li>When Adults: Plants is the main diet (includes: sea grass, algae etc.) </li></ul>Photo Credit: Google Images Sea Grass
  4. 4. Reproduction / Environment <ul><li>Sexual Maturity: 10-15 years </li></ul><ul><li>Mating season: October-February </li></ul><ul><li>Around 100 eggs are laid at a time in the sand. Sand temperature plays a role in determining the gender; The higher the temperature, the more likely it will be female. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Habitat <ul><li>Mediterranean Sea </li></ul><ul><li>Costa Rica </li></ul><ul><li>Caribbean </li></ul><ul><li>Mid-Atlantic </li></ul><ul><li>Spend most of their lives in the sea, rarely spend lots of time on land </li></ul>Photo Credit: Google Images Mediterranean Sea
  6. 6. Habitat Map The dark purple color is indicating the habitat range for Sea Turtles. Photo Credit: Google Images
  7. 7. Human Interaction <ul><li>Population range has decreased due to hunting by humans. </li></ul><ul><li>Humans often interact with the laid eggs, controlling the hatchings. </li></ul>Below: Newly hatched sea turtles being released into the sea. Photo Credit: Google Images
  8. 8. Works Cited <ul><li>King, Judith. Wildlife Fact File. Pittsburg PA: International Masters Publishing. 1997 </li></ul>

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