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sea turtle

n.
Any of various large marine turtles of the families Cheloniidae and Dermochelyidae, including the green turtle, loggerhead turtle, Kemp's ridley, olive ridley, hawksbill, and leatherback, having flippers adapted for swimming and living chiefly in tropical and subtropical oceans.

sea′ tur`tle


n.
any of several large turtles of the families Cheloniidae and Dermochelyidae, widely distributed in tropical and subtropical seas, having the limbs modified into paddlelike flippers.
[1670–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sea turtle - any of various large turtles with limbs modified into flipperssea turtle - any of various large turtles with limbs modified into flippers; widely distributed in warm seas
turtle - any of various aquatic and land reptiles having a bony shell and flipper-like limbs for swimming
Chelonia mydas, green turtle - large tropical turtle with greenish flesh used for turtle soup
Caretta caretta, loggerhead turtle, loggerhead - very large carnivorous sea turtle; wide-ranging in warm open seas
ridley - a marine turtle
Eretmochelys imbricata, hawkbill, hawksbill, hawksbill turtle, tortoiseshell turtle - pugnacious tropical sea turtle with a hawk-like beak; source of food and the best tortoiseshell
Dermochelys coriacea, leatherback, leatherback turtle, leathery turtle - wide-ranging marine turtle with flexible leathery carapace; largest living turtle
Translations
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References in classic literature ?
Shark it was, and not crocodile, and not so timidly would it have sheered clear but for the fact that it was fairly full with a recent feed of a huge sea turtle too feeble with age to escape.
Some gamesome wights will tell you that they have to plant weeds there, they don't grow naturally; that they import Canada thistles; that they have to send beyond seas for a spile to stop a leak in an oil cask; that pieces of wood in Nantucket are carried about like bits of the true cross in Rome; that people there plant toadstools before their houses, to get under the shade in summer time; that one blade of grass makes an oasis, three blades in a day's walk a prairie; that they wear quicksand shoes, something like Laplander snowshoes; that they are so shut up, belted about, every way inclosed, surrounded, and made an utter island of by the ocean, that to their very chairs and tables small clams will sometimes be found adhering, as to the backs of sea turtles.
ORLANDO, Dhu-AlQa'dah 24, 1436, September 08, 2015, SPA -- Each year, conservationists are counting more and more green sea turtle nests on the beaches of Florida.
Dubai-based Jumeirah group marked World Sea Turtle Day with the release of 45 endangered sea turtles at Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah.
After a decline in sea turtle population on the Osa over the past couple of decades, conservation efforts are truly making a difference.
Ahead of National Sea Turtle Day, the manager of the reserve, Hasan Hamza, explained that turtles typically come to lay their eggs toward the end of May by digging a hole in the sand about 60 centimeters deep in which around 80 eggs are laid.
At my site, I will never have a live stingray, shark, or adult sea turtle in a program to show my audience.
Kitts the SKSTMN initiated work with sea turtle fishermen to develop non-consumable sources of income primarily in the form of Leatherback Ecotourism; Sea Turtle Camp to increase public awareness of the importance of sea turtles to the environment; and a Turtle Friendly Certification Process for establishments within close proximity to sea turtle nesting beaches.
The Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island was treating more than 60 sick turtles as of Monday, up from eight less than two weeks ago.
LAST, a member of WIDECAST, an international scientific network with coordinators in more than 40 countries, has been spearheading the sea turtle protection project on Pacuare Island.
Having survived a great number of dangers throughout that time, nearly all species of sea turtle are now classified as "endangered.
The event coincided with World Sea Turtle Day, and was supported by dozens of kindergarten students from International School of Choueifat in Dubai.