Sea turtles are large, air-breathing reptiles that inhabit tropical and subtropical seas throughout the world. Sea turtles around the world have been studied to help collect information about their growth rates, reproductive cycles and migration routes. After decades of studying sea turtles, much has been learned. However, many mysteries still remain.
Sea turtles have long fascinated people and have figured prominently in the mythology and folklore of many cultures.
Scientists recognize seven living species of sea turtles, which are grouped into six genera.
Sea turtles depend upon many types of habitats for nesting, feeding and migratation.
Sadly, only an estimated one in 1,000 to 10,000 will survive to adulthood.
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