They live in the sea. Do not go to the sand except to give birth. The back surface is red-brown, and the bottom surface is more white-yellow.
Their front paws took the shape of a shovel and there are only 2 nails on the edges of the paws.
Despite the fact that they take oxygen from the air, they can live under water for a long time. They dig a few pits at night on the beach, and lay their eggs. Once they can leave 100 eggs (viewed up to 162)
All exits on the beach "Chyrali", belong to caretta-carettas. Work in the field is conducted on the beach 2 times a day, night and day, according to the method of data storage. In night observations, records of adult females and nests are taken, and at these times the beach should be quiet, calm and dark. And daily observations are between 05: 30-09: 00. During the daytime observations, the guests who are in the "Chyrali" descend in the plaques to see. In daytime observations, the data of hatching of turtles and control of the nest are recorded.
Children after the brood period, which takes 2 months, hatch from the eggs and immediately go to the sea.
They are common on the coast. The most important spawning places are the beaches of Belek, Chirali, Anamur, Koycegiz, Dalyan. The shell measures can reach up to 1 meter. They feed on fishes, the animals with shells and water animals (especially jellyfish).
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