SEA TURTLE SPECIES
   
There are 7 species of Turtles identified in the world and 5 species have been recorded to nest along specific areas of Sri Lanka's coast.

Leatherbacks
Green Turtles
Loggerheads
Hawksbills
Olive Ridleys


 
 
Sea Turtle Threats
 
Worldwide, six of the seven sea turtle species are classified as threatened or endangered due to human actions and lifestyles.

The biggest threats include

Entanglement in fishing gear
Poaching and illegal trade of eggs, meat, and shells
Coastal development
Plastic and other marine debris

 
 
Turtle Life Cycle
 
The sea turtle life cycle is typical for all 7 of the world’s species. try to add the image in the folder “ Turtle life cycle “ in a eye frame – don’t change the size of the image . it can be scrolled within an eye frame






 
 
 
Their food
 
Sea turtles, for instance, have several different subspecies. Many types of sea turtles feed on sponges, jellyfish, and other soft sea life. However, some turtles that has stronger jaws feed on shellfish. Not all sea turtles eat meat though. The green sea turtle is an herbivore, which eats no meat at all. They feed on algae, and are an important part of coral reef maintenance