sea turtles 

Sea turtles are reptiles remarkably suited to life in the sea. Their hydrodynamic shape, large size, and powerful front flippers allow them to dive to great depths and swim long distances. These front flippers are long, narrow, and winglike, while their hind flippers are shorter. Although sea turtles can remain submerged for hours at a time while resting or sleeping, they typically surface several times each hour to breathe.
 

The Orca In Detail :  

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION The flippers of sea turtles are long and paddle-like, making them excellent for swimming but poor for walking on land. Another characteristic that helps sea turtles swim easily is their streamlined carapace or shell. In most species, this shell is covered in large, hard scales called scutes.

COLOUR Sea turtles range can be olive-green, yellow, greenish-brown, reddish-brown, or black in color. The green sea turtle gets its name from the color of its body fat.

LENGTH AND WEIGH Adults are 3 to 4 feet in carapace length (83 – 114 cm). The green turtle is the largest of the Cheloniidae family. The largest green turtle ever found was 5 feet (152 cm) in length and 871 pounds(395 kg). Weight: Adults weigh between 240 and 420 pounds (110 – 190 kg).

FEEDING Depending on the species, sea turtles feast on anything from seaweed to jellyfish. They consume squid, barnacles, sponges and sea anemones, among other creatures, while green turtles—the herbivores—primarily eat sea grasses and algae.

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