Sea turtles are large, aquatic reptiles that are found in oceans around the world. There are seven different species of sea turtles, which include the green turtle, hawksbill turtle, loggerhead turtle, Kemp's ridley turtle, olive ridley turtle, leatherback turtle, and the flatback turtle. Sea turtles are adapted for life in the water, and have a streamlined body and powerful flippers that allow them to swim long distances. They are also strong swimmers and divers, and are able to dive to depths of over 1,000 feet (300 meters). Sea turtles are herbivorous, feeding on a variety of plants, including seagrasses, algae, and other aquatic vegetation. They are also known to eat small invertebrates, such as jellyfish and sponges. Sea turtles are an important part of marine ecosystems, serving as a food source for a variety of predators and helping to maintain the health of their habitat. They are also popular cultural symbols, and are often depicted in art, literature, and film. Unfortunately, sea turtles are also threatened by a variety of human activities, including habitat destruction, pollution, and overfishing, and several species are listed as endangered or threatened. Efforts are being made to protect and conserve sea turtles, including the creation of marine protected areas and the enforcement of conservation laws.
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