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Post by sujin007 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:21 pm

Sea turtles have a carapace, or upper shell that is streamlined to help in swimming. They have a lower shell, called a plastron.

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Post by sujin007 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:22 pm

In all but one species, the carapace is covered in hard scutes. Unlike land turtles, sea turtles cannot retreat into their shell.

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Post by sujin007 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:24 pm

They also have paddle-like flippers. While their flippers are great for propelling them through the water, they are poorly-suited for walking on land.

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Post by sujin007 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:26 pm

They also breathe air, so a sea turtle must come to the water surface when it needs to breathe, which can leave them vulnerable to boats.


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Post by dipeshgainju on Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:30 am

well said. . Its kind of a new information for me. So thank you so much for sharing that informative thread with us in this forum.

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