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9 Surprising Facts About Sea Turtles #care2

9 Surprising Facts About Sea Turtles #care2

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on Jun 15, 2016, but is being republished today as a Care2 favorite. Enjoy! June 16 is World Sea Turtle Day, and while we all know they’re pretty, that the younglings rush to the water after they hatch, and that they often become victims of plastic waste , there’s so much more to these guys! Their age, anatomy and physical abilities are astonishing and undeniably justify giving these guys their own special day. 1. They think jellyfish are delicious Leatherbacks and hawkbill turtles feed on jellyfish and keep their populations in check. Plastic looks like jellyfish when it’s floating in the water and that’s why so many turtles die from ingesting plastic — they were going for a tasty snack. 2. They ‘re the oceans ‘ lawnmowers Green sea turtles have a more plant-based diet and eat seagrass . By keeping seagrass short, they pre...

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