Category: Tortuga

What Can I Do to Help Sea Turtles?

What Can I Do to Help Sea Turtles?

Have you ever thought about how fortunate we are to live in this world full of natural beauty? Beauties that also form unique landscapes that are home to countless animals and plants. This enormous privilege leads us to have an even greater responsibility to care for and respect all the species that live or come […]

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This Is What Happens to Sea Turtles Because of Pollution

This Is What Happens to Sea Turtles Because of Pollution

Littering causes an almost immediate discomfort to Sea Turtles that come in contact with trash, generating different types of afflictions, ending in the immunosuppression that inevitably results in illnesses and subsequent death. The degradation of the habitat of these animals is a constant threat and in general, occurs in large areas. Sea Turtles have to […]

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Sea Turtle’s Reproductive Cycle

Sea Turtle’s Reproductive Cycle

Sea turtles travel a lot of miles across the ocean, crossing all over the sea from where they eat to where they reproduce. A lot of their reproductive cycle has to do with temperatures and environments where they know their eggs are gonna be safe, and only female turtles reach seashores to place them (even […]

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Why do Turtles Hide in their Shells?

Why do Turtles Hide in their Shells?

Turtles are interesting animals that grow to various sizes, but all species have a body with a shell which varies in hardness accordingly. Some turtles, such as the aptly named Soft Shell variety, have shells that are more pliable and leatherier, while in others, like Snapping Turtles, the shell is much harder. Typically the shell […]

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Why do Turtles Live so Long?

Why do Turtles Live so Long?

Turtles are reptiles that have a life span that varies from 30 to 100 years depending on the species. The smaller-sized turtles, such as box tortoises, can live up to about several decades, while the large giant tortoises can survive to be 100 years or more. There is some debate as to why exactly turtles […]

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Other Marine Animals That Swim with Turtles

Other Marine Animals That Swim with Turtles

Turtles are not the only animals that live in the ocean. There are many animals that also live in the ocean and swim in the water. These include mammals, fish and in certain areas of the world, even birds. There are a few animals that travel along the same lines as turtles as they migrate […]

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Are Turtles Dangerous?

Are Turtles Dangerous?

Turtles have been sold in pet stores for many years and people find them to be cute and easy to look after. Compared with a cat or dog, they are fairly low maintenance animals. The problem is that there is a danger associated with keeping turtles and so they are not recommended as a pet […]

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Reasons You Should Treat Turtles with Care

Reasons You Should Treat Turtles with Care

If sea turtles become extinct, ecosystems such as marine and freshwater systems will become weaker. This is because the reptiles are crucial components in them. The ocean is a vital food source for us, and we make use of beaches for several activities, vulnerable ecosystems would affect humans negatively. While these sea creatures have been […]

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Turtles in Mythology

Turtles in Mythology

Turtles are a symbol of longevity as well as an appearance in mythology. Owing to their protective shells (alternatively known as carapaces) and general appearance which is charming, the reptiles can usually known for symbolizing those aspects, which are more protective and peaceful areas, in the specific mythology. During the Mesopotamian era, the belief that […]

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History of Turtle-Eating People

History of Turtle-Eating People

In ancient times, turtles were treated and respected as a sacred creature and loved as a great delicacy. These reptiles were so beloved to the extent that some topics were devoted to describing their symbolic and magical nature in virtually all writings. Among other traits, turtles are an emblem of longevity. The meat and shell […]

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