sea turtle

noun

Definition of sea turtle

: any of two families (Cheloniidae and Dermochelyidae) of widely distributed marine turtles that have the feet modified into paddles and that include the green turtle, leatherback, hawksbill, loggerhead, and ridley

Examples of sea turtle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Baymax, a 50-year-old pregnant 388-pound loggerhead sea turtle that was likely attacked by a shark, is being treated at Zoo Miami’s newly approved Sea Turtle Hospital. Chris Perkins, Sun Sentinel, 1 June 2022 Some may serve as a picture-perfect place for watching the sunrise, while others are known for sea turtle nesting. Patrick Connolly, Orlando Sentinel, 8 May 2022 Someone purchased that doll head for $35, and Mission- Aransas gave the money to a sea turtle rescue program. al, 27 Apr. 2022 Profits from silent auction benefit sea turtle feedings at the Marine Environmental Education Center at the Carpenter House. Cindy Kent, Sun Sentinel, 19 Apr. 2022 Orlando also offers easy access to the Space Coast with the state's largest manatee and sea turtle habitats, as well as the chance to step inside Kennedy Space Center, and maybe even catch a space launch. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 19 Apr. 2022 The aquarium also remarked that the sea turtle is more alert and active now. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, 12 Apr. 2022 At two feet in length and a modest 70 to 100 pounds, the Kemp’s ridley is the world’s smallest sea turtle species. Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 June 2022 Tuesday-Sunday; Mondays noon-4 p.m. Aquariums, sea turtle rehabilitation, gift shop, nature trails. Cindy Kent, Sun Sentinel, 3 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of sea turtle

1612, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

5 Jul 2022

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“Sea turtle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sea%20turtle. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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