Sea Turtle Preservation Society
In Brevard County
Sea Turtles Are Reptiles
• Cold Blooded – Obtain Heat
from their Environment.
• Breathe Air – Don’t have Gills.
• Lay Eggs - on Land not in Ocean.
The 7 Sea Turtle Species
•Olive Ridley – nests in Costa Rica
•Flatback – nests in Australia
•Kemp’s Ridley (endangered)
•Adult Size - 32-41 in. (81-104 cm)
•Adult Weight - 200-300 lbs (91-136 kg)
•Diet - crustaceans & mollusks
•Over 19000 nests in Brevard
• Age at 1st reproduction: 28-33 yrs
•Adult Size - 38-42 inches long (81-107 cm)
•Adult Weight - 250-350 pounds (113-159 Kg)
•Diet - marine grasses & algae
•Over 6000 nests in Brevard
•Age at 1st reproduction: 27-30 yrs
•Adult Size - 6-8 feet long (1.8-2.4 M)
•Adult Weight - 700-1800 pounds (318-816 Kg)
•Diet – jellyfish
• Age at 1st reproduction: 9-15 yrs
Eggs are deposited in the egg chamber she
has dug in the sand with her rear flippers.
the nest 55
to 70 days