One of the common information about turtles is that they live for long periods, and in fact, there is no documented evidence indicating that the turtle lives for long years. In some cases with a record for turtles that lived long ages, the studies conducted on them stated that they had mysteriously changed their sex or species. In general, if the turtle can survive until the age of puberty, it usually lives two or three decades, and the age of the turtle varies according to its species. American Box Turtles live for most of them for 30 years, while the vast turtles that inhabit the Galapagos and Aldabra Islands usually live for more than 60 years. In some of the few cases that have been documented, it can say that some individuals that were not free in Land have lived for between 100-250 years.

Age of sea turtles

The age of the water turtle ranges between 30-50 years, with some documented cases of sea turtles that have lived for more than 150 years, and among the seven species that fall under the sea turtle, the type known as Hawksbill turtle is of the same ages Least of all kinds; Their average lifespan is between 30-50 years, while the green turtle has the advantage of having the most significant number of years to live, which is more than 80 years. In general, scientists affirm that even now, turtles age cannot determine with great accuracy. Often the periods of these turtles exceed what they expect, and there is still no scientific method that can be relied upon to determine the ages of turtles based on their appearance, so scientists deliberately analyze their ages depending on the bone structure of the dead turtle.

Turtle life cycle

The life cycle of turtles begins from the eggs due to a female and a male turtle’s meeting, and usually, the female lays her eggs in a safe place where food is available, and the eggs are left alone. Turtles generally do not care for their young and do not see them after the eggs hatch, and the eggs take two to three months before they hatch. Hatching it brings out young turtles, which must constantly protect themselves from predators until their outer shell is completely hardened and provides them with the first source of protection, and although 80 eggs may hatch from young turtles, only a small number of them may reach adulthood, and the turtles grow continuously. Fast until it comes to the stage of sexual maturity. The growth rate begins to decrease gradually, and every year of the turtle’s life, it adds a ring to its outer shell, so the outer surface of the turtle is a way to know the age of the turtle and its growth rate as well, and when the turtle is fully grown, the number of predators that may decrease Threaten her life.


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