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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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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.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) lists the sea turtle species as endangered.
The gender shift has been noticed before by people who study hatchlings, said Jeanette Wyneken, a sea turtle expert and professor at Florida Atlantic University, who was not involved in the new research.
Coast Guard saved an endangered female sea turtle in November that was floating in the ocean surrounded by 1,800 pounds of deserted cocaine.
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Mote Marine Laboratory's sea turtle conservation and research program's staff and 200-plus volunteers comb our 35 miles of beaches daily for six months to protect these nests from predators--both animal and human--in hope that most of the 100 or so eggs in each nest hatch successfully and the babies make it back into the Gulf of Mexico.
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Archie Carr, a young professor from the University of Florida, visited the remote black sand beaches of Costa Rica's Caribbean coast at a site that would soon host the first long-term sea turtle study in Latin America and perhaps the most famous sea turtle nesting beach in the world, Playa Tortuguero.
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Julia Azanza Ricardo, who leads the developing Sea Turtle Conservation Program of the University of Havana and invited the Turtle Hospital folks to Cuba.