The enigmatic journey of the sea turtles

Much of the sea is a mystery to tortoises and turtles: their unknown journeys through the oceans, her mysterious life under water – and even their origin. In al

The enigmatic journey of the sea turtles

Much of the sea is a mystery to tortoises and turtles: their unknown journeys through the oceans, her mysterious life under water – and even their origin. In all oceans, they are found mostly in tropical and subtropical waters. Mostly they live out on the high seas in open water. Only every few years, the females come ashore: To the beaches where they were born, lay their eggs. Worldwide there are seven species of Sea turtles, all threatened with extinction and strictly protected.

a success model of Evolution

sea turtles are considered to be the oldest living reptiles. Their ancestors lived on Land, only later the sea was their preferred habitat. Already around 220 million years ago they lived on earth together with the dinosaurs. You not only survived the giants of the prehistoric, but also of continental shifts, the emergence and the sinking of Islands, dramatic natural disasters, and many other drastic changes. Almost without exception, the sea life, turtles as omnivores. Whether jellyfish or seaweed: This diet, as well as their endurance, adaptability and longevity made them a success model of Evolution. The gentle ocean dwellers can live for more than eighty years old. Your physique is for many millions of years virtually unchanged, the legs were fins, the tank is streamlined and flatter than in the case of their Land-living Relatives.

The man, except to have your biggest enemy

sea turtles, Whales and sharks hardly any natural enemies. The biggest danger comes from the people: Even if you are protected for years by national and international conventions such as the cites Convention, to be hunted the turtles continue to be caught. Their meat is considered a delicacy, from the tortoise-shell of their tanks can be of valuable jewelry. Boat engines and fishing nets require, in addition, their victims.

Mysterious sense of orientation

The mystery of how the sea turtles on your life long journey through the seas of the Orient is still not resolved completely. Presumably they are based on the earth's magnetic field and have a sort of "internal map" in the brain. So you can always revert back to the place of their birth to breed. And the journey continues.

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Updated Date: 23 May 2020, 04:26

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