Turtles

SEA TURTLES. Cheloniidae. Sea turtles can live up to 80 years and spend most of their lives submerged. They mate at sea and the females come ashore to lay their eggs. A hatchling’s gender is dependent on the temperature of the sand. Climate change is affecting sea turtle populations as warmer temperatures cause an increase in the proportion of hatching female turtles and a decrease in the number of males.