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Animals: Sea Turtles

These sites have information about different species of sea turtles. Learn about their physical characteristics, life cycles, behaviors, and habitats. There is also information about the Galapagos Islands and the endangered tortoises that live there. Includes videos, photographs, lesson plans, an activity book, fact files/sheets, and an online game. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on endangered species.


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This brief Web encyclopedia entry includes introductory information about the seven species of marine turtles. NOTE: This site includes banner ads, other types of ads, and sponsored links.
Click on any of the six marine turtles in this family. Includes information on the Green, Hawksbill, Kemp's Ridley, Olive Ridley, Flatback, and Loggerhead turtles. All totaled, this site provides access to over 200 photographs and over 75 videos of sea turtles. There are also fact files for each species.
See 37 photographs and 10 videos of the Leatherback turtle, the largest turtle in the world, and in a family all by itself. The site also includes maps and a fact file.
Read stories about sea turtles, the SeaTurtleCam, conservation efforts, and see student artwork about sea turtles.
This site has five links to turtle pages which have labeled illustrations that can be printed out for coloring. NOTE: This site includes banner ads and sponsored links.
This site has information about leatherback sea turtles including pictures, video, and a range map. NOTE: This site includes banner and other ads.
Race your turtle by moving through underwater levels. Try to get as far as you can before your turtle runs out of time or energy. Each race lasts one week. NOTE: This site includes banner and other types of ads.
This article is about why people can get sick from eating turtles and contains other fast facts. NOTE: This site includes banner and other types of ads.
This site includes PDF lesson plans and fact sheets about sea turtles. Most of these are aimed at older students, but teachers can modify the information for younger students. Read about how you can organize a class field trip to see sea turtles in their natural habitat or contact a sea turtle conservationist to give a presentation to your class. NOTE: This site includes a blog.
This PDF document includes information about the sea turtles found in the Pacific Ocean, their life cycle, value, threats, and other facts, as well as 20 sea turtle activities in a wide variety of subject areas including art, drama, reading and writing, discussion topics, songs/music, and competition. Students are encouraged to make connections between concepts and to take action.
Click on the "Print" icon or link for a printable version of this worksheet. NOTE: This site links to social networking sites.
Read facts about sea turtles, including their physical characteristics, diet, behavior, and habitat. There is a matching activity toward the bottom.
Read an overview of the marine turtles and see why they mare important, learn about threats to their livelihoods, find out about WWF conservation efforts, and learn what you can do to help. NOTE: This site includes ads and links to social networking sites.
This site has facts about sea turtles and maps of sea turtle nesting sites. There is also a link to videos and an online quiz. NOTE: This site includes links to social networking sites.
This site explains the difference between turtles and tortoises.
Read through these facts about endangered sea turtles. NOTE: This site includes pop-up ads and links to social networking sites.
This page contains turtle games, activities, information, artwork, and more.
Here are color downloads about six endangered species of sea turtle found in oceans around the United States. These are four-page PDF files.
These sites have descriptions of endangered species and include explanations for why certain animals are in peril. There are graphic organizers and Venn diagrams. Includes links to many eThemes Resources on habitats and specific endangered animals, such as lemurs, cheetahs, chimpanzees, tigers, and more.

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