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Sea turtles are turtles found in tropical and temperate seas all around the world, except the Arctic Ocean. Sea turtles have long, streamlined shell, and their legs have been modified into flippers. Sea turtles are strong swimmers and divers. They vary in color from brown to green or black. These animals must swim to the surface every few minutes to breathe. When resting, sea turtles can remain underwater for up to 2 hours without breathing. There are 7 species of sea turtles in the world: flatback, green, hawksbill, Kemp's Ridley, leatherback, loggerhead and olive ridley. Unfortunately all species are either endangered or threatened.

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