DID YOU KNOW ❓
Sea turtles are an emblematic species of Polynesia, symbol of wisdom. Here are some interesting facts about their life cycle:
♦️ Sea turtles always return to lay their eggs on their birth beach. They use in particular terrestrial magnetism and their developed sense of smell.
♦️ The reproductive age is established at around 20 years old.
♦️ Sea turtle has a sperm bank that it uses to fertilize its eggs little by little. Thus, there can be babies of 5 different males in the same nest.
♦️ A turtle mates every 2 to 4 years, up to 12 times in the same season with an average interval of 2 weeks.
♦️ A turtle lays an average of 80 eggs per nest (up to 180) with a hatching success rate at around 90%.
♦️ Sea turtles life expectancy is about 50 years.