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Sea Turtles

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Carapace
Top part of the sea turtle's shell
Plastron
Belly or underneath of sea turtle
Nesting beach
The beach on which the female turtle returns to lay her eggs on and it's the same one where she was hatched.
Nesting chamber
The pit or nest the sea turtle digs out of sand to lay her eggs.
Egg tooth
Sea turtle hatchlings use this to help crack the shell of their egg and get out of the eggshell.
Boil
A word used to describe how the baby turtles look as they scramble out of the nesting chamber.
Clutch
The group of eggs laid by the female sea turtle.
TED
Device used to help sea turtles escape from fishing nets.
Surface
The top of the water where sea turtles have to get come to get air to breath.
Hind
Back end
Fore
Front
Incubate
To develop or grow over time until ready to hatch.
Maturity
The age at which female can have babies or reproduce.
Juvenile
Child or teenager
Hatchling
Baby sea turtle
Scutes
Scales on a sea turtle
Absorb
Drink in or soak up
Yolk Sac
A membrane around babies in egg that is absorbed for nourishment.
Threats
Things that can hurt or harm animals
Endangered
In danger of becoming extinct
Species
A distinct group of animals with common characteristics
Predator
An animal that wants to eat another animal
Survive
To remain alive or continue in existence
Obstacles
Something that obstructs or hinders or gets in the way of doing something or going somewhere
Debris
Trash
Forage
Dig for food
Range
The distance that something can be located.
Concave
Cave in; hollow and curved inward