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Post by sujin007 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:33 pm

All sea turtles and all turtles lay eggs, so they are oviparous. Sea turtles hatch from eggs on shore, and then spend several years out at sea. It may take 5 to 35 years for them to become sexually mature, depending on the species.

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Post by sujin007 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:35 pm

At this point, males and females migrate to breeding grounds, which are often near nesting areas. Males and females mate offshore, and females travel to nesting areas to lay their eggs.

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Post by sujin007 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:36 pm

Amazingly, females return to the same beach where they were born to lay their eggs, even though it may be 30 years later and the appearance of the beach may have greatly changed.

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Post by sujin007 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:38 pm

The female crawls up on the beach, digs a pit for her body which can be more than a foot deep for some species with her flippers, and then digs a nest for the eggs with her hind flippers.

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Post by sujin007 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:39 pm

She then lays her eggs, covers her nest with the hind flippers and packs the sand down, then heads for the ocean. A turtle may lay several clutches of eggs during the nesting season.

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Re: Sea turtles lay eggs on land.

Post by dipeshgainju on Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:26 am

Well I didn't know about that. I had no idea on that. Its kind of a new information for me. So thank you so much for sharing that thread with us in this forum.

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