Sea Turtle Week June 8-16, 2023

Sea turtles are magnificent creatures and the week of June 8 – 16 celebrates them. They can be see around the world in the oceans and on coastlines.

There are seven different species of sea turtles, six of which green, hawksbill, Kemp’s ridley, leatherback, loggerhead, and the olive ridley can be found throughout the oceans in both warm and cool waters. The seventh species, the flatback, lives only in Australia.

SCUBA divers enjoy their encounters with turtles as they add excitement to the dive experience. Snorkelers are often thrilled to swim in proximity of a turtle as it is not threatening.

Young turtle swimming among the coral reef in the Caribbean. ©LDESSAU
Mature & well travelled sea turtle evidenced by barnacles on its back ©LDESSAU

Sea Turtle week is one more reminder of how important it is to protect our environment as you see beneath the sea the splendid creatures with which we share the oceans. Learn more @seaturtleweek.

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