Sea Turtle Vocabulary

Beak—the hard upper part of a turtle’s mouth

Carapace—the turtle’s back

Clutch—a group of sea turtle eggs

Feeding grounds—an area where an animal goes to find food

Flippers—the flat arms of a turtle made for swimming

Flipper tag—a metal tag on  a sea turtle’s flipper

Hatchling—a baby sea turtle

Plankton—tiny sea animals which baby sea turtles eat

Plastron—the turtle’s belly

Scutes—the scales on a turtle

Stranding—when a turtle washes up on a beach

Transmitter—a device that sends out signals