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sea turtle

(Encyclopedia) sea turtle, name for several species of large marine turtles found in tropical and subtropical oceans. These turtles are modified for life in the ocean by having flipperlike forelimbs wi...


(Encyclopedia) turtle, a reptile of the order Chelonia, with strong, beaked, toothless jaws and, usually, an armorlike shell. The shell normally consists of bony plates overlaid with horny shields. The...

Archie Carr Biography

Archie CarrBiologist, conservationist, and “father of turtle research”Born: June 16, 1909Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama Considered the world's leading authority on sea turtles, Ar…