WATCH: Baby Sea Turtles Race to the Ocean!

Whether you stay at home or vacation at the beach this summer, be on the lookout for turtles as they make their way out of their natural aquatic habitats to lay their eggs on dry land.

Nesting season for turtles roughly spans from March through November with slight variation based on species and location.

Sea turtles and freshwater turtles alike will make this journey to lay their eggs–so keep an eye out for turtles crossing roads if you live by bodies of water! Read on for more about these wonderful creatures…

baby turtle flower

Six Facts about Turtles:

  • Several species of turtles can live to be over 100 years old!
  • 60 different bones make up the turtle’s shell–their shells also have nerve endings
  • Turtles have great eyesight and sense of smell
  • You can find turtles on every continent exceptAntarctica!
  • Turtles are one of the oldest reptile species on the planet and are almost as old as the dinosaurs–probably thanks to their unique shell!
  • Turtles lack ears and vocal chords, but they still manage to detect sound and make noises

Listen to this specialGreen Divas Radio Show myEARTH360 segment…

Learn ways to help save the ocean and protect sea turtles and other wildlife in the sea!

Written by Green Diva Amanda.

Want to catch somewildlife in action?

Go to the next page to watch the awesome video of baby sea turtles making their way to the ocean for the first time!

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63 comments

Jennifer H.
Jennifer H.1 years ago

Wonderful explosion of life. Thanks for sharing.

Dale O.

An interesting video, there is a lot of effort to dig out of the sand if no one is there to assist. There are a number of dangers the little ones face once in the water as well. Some survive and live long lives.

James N.
James N.1 years ago

Here's wishing them long full lives free of harm, trash, and pollution.

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola1 years ago

Thanks for sharing

Dave C.
Dave C.1 years ago

thanks

Laura R.
Laura R.1 years ago

so cute! :)
They move funny, almost like insects or little crabs

Luis Brantuas
Luís Brântuas1 years ago

Thanks for sharing!

Kath P.
Kath P.1 years ago

So sweet. TY

Taylor Story
Taylor Story1 years ago

AWWWW

Heidi Wood
Heidi Wood1 years ago

That's so cute