Do you know the 7 types of turtle?
#1 Green Turtle 🐢
Lives on the coasts of warm, tropical areas.
Eats jellyfish and sponges, but mostly plants.
Fun Fact: They are green because of all the plants they eat!
#2 Kemp's Ridley Turtle 🐢
Lives on shallow coasts, often in mud, sand and seagrass beds.
Eats jellyfish, crabs and mollusks.
Fun Fact: Kemp's Ridley Turtles are the smallest sea turtles!
#3 Hawksbill Turtle 🐢
Lives around coral reef areas.
Eats mostly sponges (but other creatures too).
Fun Fact: These turtles can get as large as 200lbs!
#4 Leatherback Turtle 🐢
Lives in many parts of the world, because they can survive in cold waters.
Eats mostly jellyfish and salps.
Fun Fact: Leatherback Turtles are the biggest of all turtles!
#5 Loggerhead Turtle 🐢
Lives in warm tropical and subtropical waters.
Eats jellyfish and sponges, but also harder things like marine snails.
Fun Fact: These turtles have very strong jaws, so they can eat a lot more than other turtles!
#6 Olive Ridley Turtle 🐢
Lives in warm waters near the shore.
Eats jellyfish, crabs, shrimp, rock lobsters.
Fun Fact: These are the smallest marine turtles!
#7 Flatback Sea Turtle 🐢
Lives between the top of Australia and Indonesia only.
Eats jellyfish, sea cucumbers, mollusks.
Fun Fact: Birds often land on the back of these turtles to have a rest!
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