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Sea turtles are reptiles. They are cold blooded animals; their body temperatures adjust to the temperature of the surrounding waters. They breathe through lungs and must swim to the surface to breathe. However, they can "hold their breath" for a long time. Some sea turtles have stayed under water for up to 5 hours. The "legs" of sea turtles are actually flippers, and they are very strong swimmers, using the front flippers to swim and the rear flippers to steer and balance. Unlike other turtles, the sea turtle cannot retract its flippers or head into its shell.
Sea turtles spend all their lives in the seas. With the exception of rare occasions to bask in the sun, male sea turtles never come on shore. The female sea turtle, however, returns to her birthplace on shore to nest and lay her eggs. It is extremely important that she has her beach area to nest for her specie to survive.
There are seven species of sea turtles, and six of the seven species are on the threatened or endangered list. (Some scientist claim 8 species, but most consider that the green and black sea turtle are the same specie.) The US Fish and Wildlife Service provides information on the 6 species, as well as information on what you can do to help protect them. Another site with an abundance of information on marine turtles is the Caribbean Conservation and Corporation & Sea Turtle Surviving League. The six endangered species swim or nest on the US coast. The seventh sea turtle is the Flatback turtle and resides near Australia.
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He loves righteousness
and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.
By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.
He gathers the waters of the sea together as an heap: He lays up the depth in storehouses.
Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.
For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast. ~Psalm 33:5-9
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