- Cold stunning – catatonic state when turtles get hit with cold water, 50 degrees and below.
- Scutes – the scales on the back of the turtle.
- Turtles do not have teeth, they have a beak, made from keratin, like fingernails.
- The algae inside the Green sea turtle makes its cartilage and fat green.
- The Leatherback Turtle is the largest turtle in the world, weighing more than a smart car.
- Long Island Sound has been host to 5 sea turtles; the Loggerhead, the Green Turtle, the Leatherback, Kemp’s Ridley and the Hawksbill.
- Sea turtles migrate like birds.
- Sea turtles often mistake small plastic bags for one of their favorite foods, jellyfish.
- Sea Turtles sleep underwater by slowing their heart rate down for up to 5 hours.