Marine Turtles

Marine Turtles

Due to the harvesting of Marine Turtles and their eggs and also their accidental mortality associated with shipping, trawling and other fishing operations, turtles have been threatened with extinction in all parts of the world.

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Turtle Identification

The entire life cycle of marine turtle still remains a mystery. Tracks 2 to 2.5 feet wide appear on the sand when the turtle crawlsOnce their hatchlings enter the sea, upon maturity, only female turtles visit the coastline for breeding, and that too for a couple of hours only. Turtles leave identifying marks in the sand, when they arrive to the shore and return to the sea. Tracks 2 to 2.5 feet wide appear on the sand when the turtle crawls

 

Male turtles never visit the seashore. Turtle’s long life span and ability to migrate a few hundred thousand kilometres makes it difficult for researchers to study marine turtles.

Following is the identification chart:

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