For more than 100 million years marine turtles have covered vast distances across the world’s oceans‚ performing a vital and integral role in marine and coastal ecosystems. Over the last 200 years human activities have tipped the scales against the survival of these ancient mariners. Urgent global action is needed to ensure their future.
English Name,Scientific Name
Green Turtle, Chelonia mydas
Hawks bill Turtle, Eretmochelys imbricate
Loggerhead Turtle, Caretta caretta
Leatherback Turtle, Dermochelys coriacea
Olive Ridley Turtle, Lepidochelys olivacea
The sea turtles range in lenght from 0.6 m to 2.7 m.
100 – 1500 lb
Sandy, shoreline, sandy beaches