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Cheloniidae (Sea Turtles) is a family of turtles. They are omnivores. They have sexual reproduction. Reproduction is oviparous. They rely on lift powered swimming to move around.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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  • URI: https://eol.org/schema/terms/lift_based_swimming
  • Definition: Hydrofoils, or fins, are used to push against the water to create a normal force to provide thrust, propelling the animal through water. The reduction of fin cross-sectional area helps to minimize drag, and therefore increase efficiency. Regardless of size of the animal, at any particular speed, maximum possible lift is proportional to (wing area) x (speed)<sup>2</sup>. Dolphins and whales have large, horizontal caudal hydrofoils, while many fish and sharks have vertical caudal hydrofoils.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of sea turtles. View this species on GBIF
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Sea Turtle Habitats

The environments in which many sea turtles species are known to live. Select an environment to see its sea turtles species checklist.

sea turtles Habitats

The environments in which many sea turtles species are known to live. Select an environment to see its sea turtles species checklist.