Fun facts about leatherback sea turtles for kids

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Sea Turtles : 101 Super Fun Facts And Amazing Pictures by Janet Evans

SEA TURTLES: 101 SUPER FUN FACTS AND AMAZING PICTURES ( FEATURING THE WORLDs TOP 6 SEA TURTLES) This book depicts the wonder of the world of Sea Turtles. Children are given a well-rounded understanding of this beautiful creature: its anatomy, feeding habits and behavior. The following Sea Turtles are featured: Green Sea Turtle Hawksbill Sea Turtle Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle Loggerhead Sea Turtle Leatherback Sea Turtle Olive Ridley Sea Turtle The description is in the large text and is simple enough for early readers or for a parent to guide a child through. There are also picture captions that provide more information to talk about with your child. Alternatively, a child of any age (even the child in you) can just look at the images and appreciate its beauty. Enjoy!
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Facts: The Leatherback Sea Turtle

All About the Leatherback Sea Turtle

This page contains leatherback sea turtle facts for kids and adults! You can read a story about Carrie, a leatherback turtle who embarks on an epic migration, in our book: Tales From The Brink: Endangered Animal Stories. Leatherback sea turtles are the largest of the seven species of sea turtle alive today. They are found in oceans all around the world and are known to travel large distances throughout their lives. It looks a bit like leather, which is how the Leatherback Turtle got its name.

Then take a look at our leatherback turtle facts! They have four broad flippers, a triangular head and a barrel-shaped body covered by a large, black, speckled shell or carapace. Great for teachers, homeschoolers and parents alike! Leatherback turtles propel through the water using their powerful front flippers which can span up to a massive 2. Super swimmers, they have the widest distribution of all marine turtles , and can be found in our oceans as far north as Alaska, USA, and as far south as New Zealand. Compared to other turtles, leatherbacks can survive in much colder seas.

Check out our awesome range of animal facts for kids and learn some fun trivia about our friends in the animal kingdom. Fun Turtle Facts for Kids. Check out our range of fun turtle facts for kids. Learn about turtle shells, the biggest turtle species, turtle eggs and much more. Read on and enjoy a variety of interesting information about turtles. Many turtle species not all can hide their heads inside their shells when attacked by predators. The largest turtle is the leatherback sea turtle, it can weigh over kg!

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5 Facts on the Largest Sea Turtle

The leatherback turtle is the world's largest sea turtle. Learn more about these enormous amphibians, including how big they grow, what they eat, and where they live. The leatherback sea turtle is the largest living reptile and the largest sea turtle. They can grow to over 6 feet in length and weigh up to 2, pounds. Leatherbacks are also unique among sea turtles in that instead of a hard carapace, their shell bones are covered by a leather-like, oily "skin. Leatherbacks could swim alongside some of the deepest-diving whales.

All rights reserved. Unlike other species of sea turtles, which have hard shells, the leatherback's shell is leathery; it feels almost rubbery. The shell is black, often speckled with white or yellow spots. These huge reptiles lived million years ago—during the age of dinosaurs—but their future is uncertain. Leatherbacks are one of the more endangered creatures on Earth.

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