Rescued Sea Turtles at SEA LIFE
Meet our three TURTL-ey amazing rescued sea turtles at SEA LIFE at Mall of America in the Ocean Tunnel!
Sea turtles have swam Earth’s oceans for over 110 million years. You can find different species of sea turtles all around the world - Loggerhead and Green sea turtles like to live in warmer seas like tropical and subtropical coastal waters. Amazing!
Meet Calypso and Amelio
Save your flipper and say hello to Amelio and Calpyso - the Loggerhead sea turtles! Calypso is our largest turtle, weighing in at over 440 pounds - she eats A LOT of veggies!
Loggerhead sea turtles are named for their relatively large heads, supporting powerful jaws that help them dine on hard-shelled prey. Loggerheads, like all sea turtles, have flippers and very sleek shells perfect for swimming for long periods of time. Come meet Amelio and Calypso in Shark Cove in SEA LIFE's Ocean Tunnel.
Seemore the Green Sea Turtle
Did you know Green sea turtles are named for their skin, not their shell color? Because of their all-vegetable diet Green sea turtles take on a green tone. Cool!
Seemore is a female Green sea turtle who lives in the Rainbow Reef at SEA LIFE. She was injured by a boat in Florida and as a result has a difficult time swimming. Since being rescued and coming to Minnesota, SEA LIFE's team of animal experts have developed a 3D printed shell to help her swim and dive normally!
Learn More about Seemore
Freshwater Terrapin Turtles
No, they're not sea turtles, but they are part of the Testudinata order! You can spot all kinds of freshwater turtles in Sturgeon Lake at SEA LIFE - can you spot them all?
- Red-eared sliders have a bright red stripe on the side of their heads and like to “slide” off rocks and logs into the water
- Painted turtles have flat shells and like to burrow into the mud. They’re also local to Minnesota and Wisconsin – cool!
- Softshell turtles are named for their lightweight, flexible shells. This allows them to move easily in both open freshwater and muddy lake bottoms