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African Penguins are the only species of penguin that breed in Africa. You can’t find them anywhere else! Their scientific name comes from the Greek work spen which means wedge and demersus which means plunging. This refers to their streamlined bodies which enable them to swim fast and travel long distances. With streamlined bodies equipped with stiff, flat wings, African Penguins are pro swimmers! They are perfectly equipped to hunt their favorite foods like anchovies and sardines.
Sea turtles have inhabited the earth's waters for millions of years. Sea turtles live for long periods of time but scientists are not certain of their life spans as sea turtles can outlive the scientists. Currently, five of the eight recognized species of sea turtle can be found in the waters surrounding Florida.View Details
Known for its unusually large head, the loggerhead is the most widely seen sea turtle in South Florida. The carapace, top shell, and flippers are usually a reddish-brown color while their plastron, bottom shell is yellow. Loggerhead turtles can be seen throughout the temperate and tropical regions of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans.View Details
Referred to as the champion of all sea turtles, the leatherback turtle grows the largest, dives the deepest, and travels the furthest. Adults of this species can grow 4 to 8 ft in length and can weigh 500 to 2000 pds. The leatherback can be seen worldwide from the tropical and temperate waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans.View Details
One of the largest of the eight species of sea turtles, the green turtle has been documented to grow to a maximum of about 4 feet and weigh 440 pounds. The shell is considered heart-shaped in appearance. An adult female green sea turtle may lay up to nine nests in one season, which runs from June through September.View Details