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Australian Sea Turtles



FAMILY : Leathery Sea Turtle

Leathery Sea Turtle
(Dermochelys coriacea)
Leathery Sea Turtle
The Leathery Sea Turtle is endangered. Plastic bags in its ocean environment have contributed to many deaths as it mistakes them for jellyfish - its main food. It is a large turtle with streamlined leathery carapace (shell). The body is more pointed... Click to continue>

FAMILY : Sea Turtles

Loggerhead Turtle
(Caretta caretta)
Loggerhead Turtle
The Loggerhead Turtle has a large head. The body is reddish brown or brown. They have flippers with a claw on the front flippers. The shell is armoured with strong horny plates called scutes. Click to continue>
Green Turtle
(Chelonia mydas)
Green Turtle
The Green Turtle has a small head and strong front flippers. It gets its name from the colour of its fat rather than the colour of its shell. Click to continue>
Hawksbill Turtle
(Eretmochelys imbricata)
Hawksbill Turtle
The Hawksbill Turtle is critically endangered as it has been hunted for food, also for its attractive shell scales which are made into tortoiseshell ornaments and jewelry. The turtle is green or brown with reddish brown to black markings. The upper... Click to continue>
Pacific Ridley Turtle
(Lepidochelys olivacea)
Pacific Ridley Turtle
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Flatback Turtle
(Natator depressus)
Flatback Turtle
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