Thursday, August 11, 2011

Turtle - The 7 Wonder Of the World - Part 1

Just came back from a trip to Kapalai Resort but I'm going to talk about the trip in this post instead it will in my next posting.

This posting I wand to share with you all some information about sea turtle, information that I read from magazine and some research online. There are may divers out there however how many of us know how many species of turtle there is in the world? What is their life expectancy? Where can we found them? and etc.

 There are 7 Marine Turtle species worldwide and 6 of which are endangered. The 7 wonder are:
  1. Green Turtle
  2. Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
  3. Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle
  4. Loggerhead Sea Turtle
  5. Hawksbill Sea turtle
  6. Leatherback Sea Turtle
  7. Flatback Sea Turtle
Green Turtle
Conversation Status: Endangered
Maximum Size: 1.5 Meter
Maximum Weight: 200kg
Maximum Life Expectancies In The Wild: 80 Years

Chelonia mydas(scientific name of green turtle) found worldwide throughout the tropics and some in subtropical oceans. It has a dark brown heart shaped carapace that can grow up to 1.5 meters long. It was name as green turtle because of its green color fat that was once used to make soup.

Green turtle eat jellyfish, crustaceans and sponges when juveniles and become a vegetarian when older eating only seagrass and seaweeds. Green turtle can weigh up to 200kg and can age up to 80years old.

Green turtle is one of the most economically valuable and are killed for their skins, meat and shell. Green turtle migrate some 2,000 kilometers in open ocen to feed and nest with pinpoint accurate navigation.

Some photo of green turtle
Shoot during my recent sipadan trip

Shoot during my recent sipadan trip

Shoot during my recent sipadan trip

Shoot during my recent sipadan trip
Next Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
To be Continue........

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