Born This Way - Turtle: The Incredible Journey
- Friday, June 24, 2011
For more information about Turtle: The Incredible Journey, please visit www.turtle-film.com.
LOGGERHEAD TURTLE FACTS
*provided by Hannover House & SeaWorld Pictures
- Every baby turtle begins its life buried alive, approximately ½ a meter (1.6 feet) down in the sand. They spend three days digging to reach the surface.
- Baby loggerhead turtles are no bigger than the palm of a child’s hand.
- Nearly 2 million loggerheads are born on the beaches of Florida each year.
- Only 1 in 10,000 loggerheads make it to adulthood.
- The survival of loggerhead turtles is threatened by many things, including: predators, pollution, loss of nesting area due to property development and long-line fishing.
- Every year tens of thousands of turtles die due to long-line fishing. More than one billion long-line hooks are cast into the sea every year, causing the death of turtles, sharks, dolphins, sea birds and other sea animals.
- Sea turtles undergo one of the longest migrations of the natural world, returning to the beaches where they were born to lay their eggs.
- Loggerheads lay on average around 100 eggs at a time.
- Loggerhead turtles can grow up to 800 lbs. and 3.5 feet long.
- Adult loggerhead turtles are 6,000 times larger than their hatchlings.
- Loggerheads can swim at speeds of up to 15 mph.
- Sea turtles are one of the oldest living reptiles. Loggerheads have been around for more than 200 million years.
- A female loggerhead tracked at sea made up to 500 dives every 12 hours.
Watch the trailer for Turtle: The Incredible Journey here …
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