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Sea Turtles

Turtles are reptiles and have been around for over a 100 million years. They out-lived dinosaurs!
There are 7 species of sea turtles, 5 are found in kenyan waters. Unlike tortoises, turtles cannot retract their heads
and limbs into their shell.

Green sea turtles can stay under water for as long as five hours even though the length of a feeding dive is usually five minutes or less. Their heart rate slows to conserve oxygen: nine minutes may elapse between heartbeats. Turtles must surface to breathe.

Sea turtles excrete salt absorbed in sea water from their eyes, which is why they seem to cry.

Baby sea turtles circle their nest once after hatching before heading toward the ocean.

Once a male sea turtle hatches and enters the ocean, it will probably not step on land again.

When in the eggs, turtles take about 2 months to incubate and their sex is determined by the temperature. Under 29 degrees they become male, over 29 degrees they become female.

The hatchlings emerge from the nest together, usually at night to avoid predators and the heat from the sun and head to the brightest light on the horizon to direct them to the sea.

Hatchlings have to survive predation

Female turtles mate with several males in the ocean and store the sperm inside them, so a single nest may hold babies from various fathers.

Only one out of one thousand sea turtles survive after hatching. 

You may be pleasantly surprised to see turtle eggs on the beachside.

Our Team is specially trained to be sensitive to the environment.Do not litter the beach or sea waters. Different species of turtles eat different things. Their diet ranges from seaweed, to corals, crabs and jellyfish, shrimp, sponges, snails, algae and mollusks.

Turtles often confuse plastics with jellyfish or seaweed which commonly kills turtles.

The sea turtle shell is also known as carapace -specially designed for swimming.

Be careful when fishing. If a turtle gets caught in a fishing-net and becomes distressed, it can drown within minutes.

Turtles mate between March-October depending on the species

Turtle eggs take between 45-70 days to hatch, depending on the species.






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