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  • Amelia

It's world turtle day!

Anyone who knows me will know that I just love sea turtles! So in honour of world turtle day, we thought at Yemaya HQ we would give you some turtly awesome (sorry!) facts about these totally fascinating creatures.

1. There are 7 different species of sea turtles, 6 of which - green, hawksbill, leatherback, loggerhead, Kemp's ridley and the olive ridley can be found throughout the ocean. The seventh species, the flatback, lives only in Australia.

2. The temperature of the egg incubation determines the sex of the turtle. 31°C or above will give females and around 27°C will give males. Between the two temperatures a mix of sexes will develop.

3. After a sea turtle hatches it goes straight to the ocean and it can be anywhere up to a decade before it returns to shore. These years are known as the 'lost years' as scientists are still unable to track what they do and where they go.

4. The largest sea turtle is the leatherback which can be up to 2m long and 900kg. In contrast the smallest is the Kemp's ridley measuring in at 65cm and 45kg.

And as it's world turtle day it would be rude not to give our gorgeous turtle necklaces a shout out! You can shop them here

Yemaya Collections Sea Turtle Necklace


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