Deep Sea Turtles

Sea turtles are large shelled reptiles that breath air and live in the ocean. They are adapted for life in marine waters. They swim and steer with their front and hind limbs that are flippers. They also have tear ducts in their eyes that allow them to excrete salt.

Species of sea turtles that are commonly found in Florida's waters include the Atlantic green, loggerhead, Kemp's ridley, hawksbill and leatherback. Different sea turtles eat different foods

Major threats to sea turtles include loss of beach habitat due to development and accidental death in fishing nets.