Beautiful And Exotic.As integral parts of the marine ecosystem, turtles are also useful indicators of the vitality of the overall marine environment.
Sea turtles are gentle reptiles that spend the majority of their lives in the ocean.
Females reach reproductive age after 35 to 40 years, and only then return to the beach of their birth to lay their eggs for the next generation. Although a female may lay hundreds of eggs in one season, only a few of the hatch-lings will survive to reach maturity.
Hundreds of years ago, there were many millions of sea turtles swimming the Earth's oceans. Today, all seven species of sea turtle are considered either endangered or threatened.