Monday, 17 September 2018
Turtles are reptiles. There are seven species of sea turtles. Turtles are like tortoise expect that tortoise lives on land.
Turtles have hard shells that protects them like shields. These upper shells are called carapaces. Turtles also have lower shells called plastrons. They have four flippers and they don’t have ears.
Most of the turtles live in the sea water but some live in freshwater.
Sea turtles are omnivorous. Sea turtles eat seagrass, algae, sponges, sea squirts, squid, shrimp, crabs, jellyfish, cuttlefish and sea cucumbers.
Turtles have existed for around 215 million years. Some sea turtles are in danger of dying out because people collect their eggs. People use too much plastic and they go down the drain then into the sea. The turtles think it’s a jellyfish and eat it but then they get sick and die!
Turtles are amazing reptiles. Turtles come in all shapes and sizes. They have been around for millions of years and some turtles live longer than people! Like other reptiles, turtles are cold blooded.
Green Sea Turtle-the Atlantic ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Pacific Ocean.
Loggerhead Sea Turtle-coastal bay and streams of all continents, except Antarctica.
Olive Ridley SeaTurtle-Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica and India.
The adults stay in shallow water and near the coasts, but sometimes they go to the open sea.
Depending on their species, sea turtles may be carnivores, herbivores or omnivorous which means they eat both meat and plants. Sea Turtles might even eat other sea animals.
Turtles can be olive-green, greenish-brown, reddish brown or even a blackish colour. Turtles have a shell for protection and flippers. for swimming.
Turtles are phenomenall but they are also endangered. HELP SAVE TURTLES BY NOT USING PLASTIC BAGS!
Turtles by Ruby
Turtles are reptiles. The difference between a Turtle and a Tortoise is Turtles live in the water and Tortoises live on land.
Sea Turtles live in almost every ocean and also rivers and lakes. Most Turtle species are found in North America and South Asia.
Turtles have a dark greeny brown patterned shell and have green legs, arms and head. Turtles have tails, Shorter tails are more common than longer tails.
Types of Turtles…
There are lots of different types of Turtles such as Sea Turtles, Soft Shell Turtles, Box Turtles, Pond Turtles, Snapping Turtles, Kinosternidaes, Carbonemys, Pelomedusas, Cryptodiras, Mud Turtles, Asian Box Turtles, Chelidaes and Pleurodires.
Turtles eat meat and plants. In the water they eat seagrasses, algae, sponges, sea squirts, jelly fish, squid, shrimp, crabs and more.
Turtles have existed for around 215 million years.
Recently we read about a hurt Turtle called Toby who had been rehabilitated at Kelly Tarltons. We became interested in learning more about Turtles so we wrote Turtle Reports. We talked about having an introduction and then organising our research into paragraphs with sub headings before ending with a conclusion.
Turtles by Amy
Turtles are marvellous ocean swimmers and they are also reptiles who spend most of their time in the water.
Turtles live in almost every ocean basin throughout the world, nesting on tropical and subtropical beaches. They migrate long distances to feed, often swimming over an entire ocean. Adults of most species are found in shallow, coastal waters, bays, lagoons and estuaries.
Depending on the species, sea turtles may be carnivores (meat eating), herbivores (plant eating) or omnivores (eating both meat and plants). The jaw structure of many species is adapted for their diet.
Turtles are awesome swimmers. Toby is a sick turtle who has been cared for at Kelly Tarltons. He will soon be released back to his own habitat, the sea, because he is better.
Thanks to all the Dads who were able to come to the Fathers Day breakfast. Thanks also to the Mums who helped.Nathan's Mum helped serve the food at the breakfast. His Dad enjoyed a coffee and bacon buttie before leaving for work.
Carolyn and Danya's Dads enjoyed the bacon butties too. Danya's Dad had a hot chocolate while Carolyn's Dad drank a flat white.
Mrs Robb is holding the prize(a scooter). Rebecca is wondering who the winner will be. You had to make a paper plane and fly it the furthest to win.
Ruby's Dad is enjoying a birthday cuddle with Ruby after the breakfast.
Poppy showed her Dad her beautiful art work in our classroom after the breakfast.