Sea Turtles: Feeling the Heat with Jeff Corwin
Jeff Corwin shares a tank with Myrtle the sea turtle at the New England Aquarium and tells about the challenges sea turtles are facing from sea level rise and nests producing predominately female hatchlings as the sand the eggs incubate in is becoming warmer due to global warming.
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Size: Kemp's Ridley is the smallest sea turtle at 30 inches long (.762m). The largest sea turtle is the leatherback - an adult can reach over six and a half feet long (over 1.8m). Adult female and male sea turtles are the same size.
Weight: Kemp's Ridley weighs between 80-100lbs (36-45 kg). Leatherback can weigh over 2,000 pounds (over 907 kg)
Lifespan: Up to 80 years.