An Information/Education Series from the Marine Resources Division

Life Cycle of the Sea Turtle

Blue Crab Life Cycle Diagram
Life Cycle of Sea Turtle - Starts as a hatchling then grows into the
adult sea turtle. Adults age at first breeding is between 20 - 50 years.

This publication was made possible in part with funds from SCDNR endangered species appropriations, SCDNR Check-off for Wildlife funds, SCDNR endangered species license plate sales, US Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries Endangered Species Act Section 6 funding.

Author credentials: Arturo Herrera and DuBose Griffin, Marine Turtle Conservation Program, Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

The above information on the sea turtle is available in a brochure, please download the Sea Science - Sea Turtle information pamphlet which is in the Adobe PDF file format. Adobe® Reader® is required to open the files and is available as a free download from the Adobe® Web site.

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