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The Loggerhead Sea Turtle is the South Carolina State Reptile.

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3 The Loggerhead Sea Turtle is the South Carolina State Reptile.

4 Basic Facts Sea Turtles: are streamlined have flippers to propel them grow larger than most land turtles Sea Turtles Eat: crab whelks sponges marine plants jellies, shrimp sea urchins fish Almost anything!

5 The top of the loggerheads shell is called the carapace while the bottom is called the plastron.

6 Species Five Atlantic Species Leatherback Hawksbill Kemps Ridley Green & Loggerhead

7 Conservation Sea turtles have been around for millions of years Presently they are threatened and in danger of extinction

8 While at the NC Aquarium, we saw… A sea turtle skeleton And a swimming loggerhead

9 Sea Turtles have bones! The Head The Flipper

10 Sea turtles lay eggs in a clutch

11 Out of the Nest Loggerheads lay about eggs Two inch hatchlings leave the nest at night They must cross a dangerous beach full of: ghost crabs raccoons litter & other hazards lights also confuse turtles

12 Humans are very near the nesting sites! An actual turtle nest! A Sand Sea Turtle!

13 YOU CAN HELP! Turn off or shield ocean-side lights during nesting season Pick up trash Remove beach chairs and other obstacles Keep pets and children away from nesting sites Report nesting activity, injuries, or turtle deaths

14 The End.


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