GD Animal of the Week: Baby sea turtles race to the ocean!

2 76

GDAnimalofWeek--Turtles

Fascinating turtle facts plus a must-see turtle video…

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… and don’t miss the amazing baby sea turtle video!
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 except Antarctica!
  • 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

Catch some wildlife in action and check out this video of baby sea turtles making their way to the ocean for the first time!

 

Click here for more GD Animal of the Week fun.

Listen to this special Green Divas Radio Show myEARTH360 segment…

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

Sources:
www.animalplanet.com
drsfostersmith.com

About the author / 

Green Diva Amanda

Amanda is a Junior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Environmental Studies. Since taking an Environmental Science class in high school, she has been interested in and passionate about all issues green. As a lover of wildlife and the outdoors, she also works as a Seasonal Park Ranger in her home state of New Jersey during the summer. Amanda is excited to be a part of the GD team as a Green Diva in Training.

Related Posts

2 Comments

  1. Rissyswiss02@comcast.net'
    Marisa July 1, 2014 at 6:19 pm -  Reply

    Awesome article! I’ll certainly be keeping my eyes peeled for these little guys now! Loved the video

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

GDGD Radio Network Crowdfunding banner
GDGD Radio banner link
Rebelle Wellness spring detox

Yekra Player

Yekra is a revolutionary new distribution network for feature films.

A Fierce Green Fire

Spanning 50 years of grassroots and global activism, this Sundance documentary brings to light the vital stories of the environmental movement where people fought – and succeeded – against enormous odds. From halting dams in the Grand Canyon to fighting toxic waste at Love Canal; from Greenpeace to Chico Mendes; from climate change to the promise of transforming our civilization, A Fierce Green Fire is “nothing less than the history of environmentalism itself.” (Los Angeles Times). Official Selection Sundance Film Festival.

green divas radio show on iheart radio
green divas myearth360 report on iheart radio
green divas foodie-philes on iheart radio
green divas green dudes on iheart radio
GVK by green divas on iheart radio
green divas on stitcher
Green Divas Peace Out Meditation Podcast Series

Yekra Player

Yekra is a revolutionary new distribution network for feature films.

Occupy Love

Join acclaimed director Velcrow Ripper (Scared Sacred, Fierce Light) on a journey deep inside the revolution of the heart that is erupting around the planet, as he asks the question, “How could the crisis we are facing become a love story?”

Occupy Love explores the growing realization that the dominant system of power is failing to provide us with health, happiness or meaning. The old paradigm that concentrates wealth, founded on the greed of the few, is causing economic and ecological collapse. The resulting crisis has become the catalyst for a profound awakening:  millions of people are deciding that enough is enough –  the time has come to create a new world, a world that works for all life.

The film connects the dots in this era of rapidly evolving social change, featuring captivating insider scenes from the Egyptian Revolution, the Indignado uprising in Spain, Occupy Wall Street in New York, the environmental movement and beyond. Woven throughout the action oriented backbone of the film is a deep exploration of public love, and compelling stories of an emerging new paradigm. It features some of the world’s key visionaries on alternative systems of economics, sustainability, and empathy, including Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, Jeremy Rifkin, and bell hooks.

Occupy Love is a moving, transformative, heartfelt film, featuring Ripper’s signature stunning visuals and rich soundscapes. A powerful cinematic experience leaves viewers inspired.

[qpp form="SharetheGreenfortheGreenDivas"]

btn_itunes

btn_itunes

MyFreeCopyright.com Registered & Protected
Contact Us link

don't miss a GD thing!

Get all the latest GD news . . .

  • Green Divas myEARTH360 Reports
  • Green Divas Foodie-Phile Recipes
  • Green Divas DIY Tutorials
  • Green Dude Stuff
  • . . .
  • your email is safe with us!