Sea Turtle

Learn more about Tansy the Sea Turtle!


Live in: All oceans of the world, except the Arctic and cold waters near the Antarctic.

Eat:  Seagrass and seaweeds 

Fun Fact: Their name comes from the green color of the shell.  The shell gets its color from a layer of green fat that is underneath the shell.  Scientists think that this color comes from its veggie diet. 

Misconception: Sea Turtles can retract into their shells like other turtles.  No, Unfortunately they are not able to protect themselves inside the shell. 

Interesting Fact: Turtles lay eggs.  And Green Sea Turtles can lay up to 115 eggs each year.  They bury them in the sand on the same beach where they were born.