Habitat destruction and commercial trade have   © Roger Hooper / WWF-Canon

Marine Turtles

For more than 100 million years marine turtles have covered vast distances across the world’s oceans‚ performing a vital and integral role in marine and coastal ecosystems. Over the last 200 years human activities have tipped the scales against the survival of these ancient mariners. Urgent global action is needed to ensure their future.

Key Facts

  • Common Name

    Samandri kachu

  • English Name,Scientific Name

    Green Turtle, Chelonia mydas

    Hawks bill Turtle, Eretmochelys imbricate

    Loggerhead Turtle, Caretta caretta

    Leatherback Turtle, Dermochelys coriacea

    Olive Ridley Turtle, Lepidochelys olivacea

  • Lenght

    The sea turtles range in lenght from 0.6 m to 2.7 m.

  • Weight

    100 – 1500 lb

  • Habitat

    Sandy, shoreline, sandy beaches