Test your knowledge of sea turtles. All the answers for this quiz can be found throughout this website, especially in the Sea Turtle Information section.

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1. What do hawksbill sea turtles eat?

sponges
anemones
squid
all of the above

2. This turtle gets its name because of its exceptionally large head:

leatherback sea turtle
hawksbill sea turtle
loggerhead sea turtle
green sea turtle

3. The Pacific green turtle is also called the:

blue sea turtle
black sea turtle
somewhat green sea turtle
red sea turtle

4. The upper part, or back, of a sea turtle's shell is called the:

plastron
carapace
scute
scale

5. When a female turtle crawls out of the ocean onto a beach, but for some reason does not nest, it is called a:

successful crawl
head start
false crawl
body pit

6. The lower part, or underside, of a sea turtle's shell is called the:

plastron
carapace
scute
scale

7. While a female sea turtle is nesting, she appears to shed "tears," but the turtle is really:

secreting extra water from her body
secreting extra salt from her body
secreting sand from her body
secreting sugar from her body

8. All sea turtles nest in these regions of the world:

arctic & temperate waters
temperate & subtropical waters
subtropical & tropical waters
tropical & arctic waters

9. Which sea turtle species dives the deepest, travels the furthest and grows the largest?

leatherback sea turtle
hawksbill sea turtle
loggerhead sea turtle
green sea turtle

10. Which of the following is not a human-caused threat to sea turtle survival?

capture in shrimp nets
beach front lighting
ghost crab predation
coastal armoring