Sea Turtle, Marine Species

Sea Turtle belongs to the families Cheloniidae and Dermochelidae. Sea turtle possess paddle-shaped limbs (flippers) that may span twelve feet in Deemochelys coriacea, the leatherback. They come ashore voluntarily only briefly; to nest and, very rarely, to bask. The nesting female laboriously hauls herself on to a sandy beach where the eggs, usually fifty to two hundred in number, are deposited in a roughly half-metre deep chamber she excavates. To know more read:

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