Readers learn about the life cycle of this ancient species, including the growth and development inside the turtle egg, their life as a hatchling, the dangerous journey back to sea, and how people can help the sea turtle. Full-color illustrations.
Ages 6 to 12 years. The life cycle of this ancient species is unique in many ways. Male sea turtles live their entire lives at sea. Females come ashore only to lay their eggs, returning to the same beach on which they were born. Children will be fascinated by the journey that thousands of sea turtle babies must make to reach the sea! They will learn about: the growth and development inside the turtle egg; their life as a hatchling; the dangerous journey back to the sea; how people can help sea turtles.