There are currently seven species of sea turtles swimming in our tropical oceans. They’ve been around since the time of the dinosaurs, only 110 million years. The turtle’s shell is called a carapace and has become streamlined for swimming. Swimming fast and their shell are their primary lines of defense because they can’t pull their legs and head into their shell.
Green sea turtles can stay under water for as long as five hours on a single breath! They can slow their heartbeats to save oxygen. They’re so slow in fact that it may be as long as nine minutes between heartbeats.
Find out more about green sea turtles and download this page to color from Animal Jam Academy!
Looking for more fun Animal Jam activities? Cruise over to Animal Jam Academy and get a parent to help you with this MAGIC BALLOON. This is a good project to try outside now that we’re having warm weather!
Many moons in our solar system have names. Two of our favorites are Titan and Io. They’re moons of Saturn and Jupiter. You may have wondered ‘does our moon have a name?’ Yes it does, but it’s just ‘moon.’
The reason for this is that in scientific terms moons are considered satellites or objects in the orbit of a planet. And before we even knew there were other moons, our satellite already had the name.
To learn about moon phases or why our moon looks different every night, head over to Animal Jam Academy!