You might think all sea turtles are the same, but you would be wrong. One sea turtle stands out from the rest: the flatback sea turtle. This turtle is so cool that it only lives in Australia and doesn’t care about the rest of the world. It has a flat, olive-gray shell that looks like a pancake with flippers. It also has a pale yellow belly that matches its sunny personality. And don’t forget its small head with upturned eyes that give it a cute and innocent look.
Flatback sea turtles love to hang out in shallow waters near coral reefs, seagrass beds, and mangroves. They munch on soft-bodied animals, such as jellyfish, squid, sea cucumbers, and shrimp. They can dive up to 60 m (197 ft) deep and stay underwater for 30 minutes.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No