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© 2019 by Vicki Whiting, Editor Jeff Schinkel, Graphics Vol. 35, No. 37

Sea or marine turtles have outlived almost all
of the prehistoric animals. Marine turtles were
around during the time of the dinosaurs and
are still present in the world’s oceans today.
On today’s Kid Scoop page, meet these
incredible creatures!

In recent times,
marine turtles have
faced dangers. Entire
turtle populations
have been almost
completely wiped
out due to threats
like hunters, habitat
destruction, pollution,
being hit by boats, and
introduced predators.

Draw lines to
connect the turtles
whose shells are
alike.

According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service there are seven kinds of sea turtles:
hawksbill, green, loggerhead, flatback,
Kemp’s ridley, olive ridley and leatherback.
One way to tell one type of sea turtle from
another is to look at the pattern of scutes,
or plates, on their shells.
NOTE: Unlike other species of sea turtle,
the leatherback does not have scales.
Instead, it is covered with firm, rubbery
skin with several long ridges or “keels.”
Standards Link: Life Science: There is variation among
individuals of one kind within a population.

Migrating leatherback
turtles have been known
to dive down 4,600 feet
(1,400 meters) to avoid
sharks and other predators.
They must surface every
hour to breathe.

Sea turtles and land turtles
are reptiles and they both
have shells. One way they
are different is that a sea
turtle cannot retract its
limbs or its head like
a land turtle can.

Are you an eagle-eyed reader?
Read the story below and circle
the six errors you find. Then
rewrite the story correctly on a
separate piece of paper.

Turtle Trouble

All sea tortles are protected
by the Endangered Species
Act, which lists all species
as “endangered” except the
loggerhead, which is listed
as “threatened.”
In many cases, it is human
activity that has caused sea
turtle populations to delcine
worldwade. Building along
coastal areas has reduced
natural nesting habitats.
Adult sea turtles are captured
for there eggs, meat, leather
and shells. The accidental
capture of adults in fishing
nets has brought one species,
the Kemp’s ridley, to the
brink of extinction. For these
resons, all sea turtle species
are protect.

Find the differences
between these two turtles.

Sea turtles are long-distance travelers. Some
species travel hundreds, even thousands of miles,
from their feeding grounds to their nesting
grounds. The adult females return faithfully
to lay their eggs on the same beach where
they hatched.
The breeding grounds for the Pacific
population of loggerhead turtles are
limited to a few beaches in southern Japan,
but adults are known to migrate incredible
distances in order to feed. One turtle
tagged in Japan was found feeding off
the coast of Baja, Mexico, a distance of
over 7,500 miles (12,000 kilometers).
Loggerheads have been sighted from
Chile all the way north to Alaska.

Help this turtle
avoid the hazards
and find her way
to the island.

Standards Link: Math/ Number
Sense: Calculate differences.

Standards Link: Life Science: The sequential stages of life cycles are different for different animals.

The leatherback is the
largest sea turtle. It can
grow to be about 6 feet
(1.8 meters) long and
weigh as much as 1,400
pounds (637 kilograms).
How much is 1,400
pounds? Add up the
numbers on each of the
animals. The animals
with even sums weigh
about 1,400 pounds.
The others weigh less.
ANSWER: The cow, giraffe
and horse each weigh
about 1,400 pounds.

Standards Link: Math/Number
Sense: Calculate sums.

Find the
highest-priced
and lowest-priced
home for sale listed
in this newspaper’s
classified ad
section. What is the
difference between
the two prices?

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RIDLEY
BREEDING
JAPAN
OCEAN
OLIVE
BEACHES
BOATS
SCUTES
KEELS
SPECIES
FIRM
MILES
MARINE

Find the words in the puzzle.
How many of them can you
find on this page?

S S E I C E P S T O
E S E L I M Y L C U
H S R T R E J E L T
C E V I L O A E E S
A L F D S N P K D E
E T I C S T A O B T
B R E E D I N G M U
F U R M A R I N E C
L T K J S E L A C S
Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recongized identical
words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns.

Misunderstood
Monster
Write a news story about a
misunderstood monster.
Deadline: September 15
Published: Week of Oct. 13
Send your story to:

Ocean Scrapbook

Napa Valley Register

Look for newspaper pictures and stories
about the ocean. Cut out the stories and
pictures, include some illustrations of your
own and create an “Ocean” scrapbook.

1615 Soscol Avenue
Napa, CA 94559
ANSWER: Vitamin sea.

Standards Link: Earth Science: Students know characteristics
of oceans.

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