Turtles

Turtles are ancient reptiles that have been around for over 200 million years! They shared our planet with the earliest Dinosaurs.

There are over 300 species of Turtle in our oceans and rivers today and some are critically endangered! They are hunted for their beautiful shells and eggs, and often caught in fishing nets or plastic litter.

Scroll down to find out more about the amazing turtles that live at SEA LIFE Scarborough.

Loggerhead Turtle

Our Loggerhead Turtle, Antiopi, is between 50 and 60 years old! She was rescued from the Greek island of Zakynthos where she had suffered head injuries from a boat propeller.

Sadly, she cannot be returned to the wild because of the damage to her brain so we have given her a permanent home here in Scarborough.

She can often be found sleeping near the bottom corner of the tunnel with her head in the rocks.

 

Plastic bags are deadly to Sea Turtles which often mistaking them for their favorite food, Jellyfish, and eat them.

SEA LIFE rescues, rehabilitates and releases many Sea Turtles each year which have been injured or lost their way. Turtle Watch allows you to see what happens to these turtles once they are tagged and released!

The temperature of the sand in which a Sea Turtle's eggs are buried, determines what gender they will be. If it's warmer they'll be girls, cooler and they'll be boys!

Plastic bags are deadly to Sea Turtles which often mistaking them for their favorite food, Jellyfish, and eat them.

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Plastic bags are deadly to Sea Turtles which often mistaking them for their favorite food, Jellyfish, and eat them.

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SEA LIFE rescues, rehabilitates and releases many Sea Turtles each year which have been injured or lost their way. Turtle Watch allows you to see what happens to these turtles once they are tagged and released!

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SEA LIFE rescues, rehabilitates and releases many Sea Turtles each year which have been injured or lost their way. Turtle Watch allows you to see what happens to these turtles once they are tagged and released!

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The temperature of the sand in which a Sea Turtle's eggs are buried, determines what gender they will be. If it's warmer they'll be girls, cooler and they'll be boys!

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The temperature of the sand in which a Sea Turtle's eggs are buried, determines what gender they will be. If it's warmer they'll be girls, cooler and they'll be boys!

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Car Park closed this Sunday due to Santa Dash!

Please note the car park will be closed this Sunday due to the Saint Catherine's Hospice Santa Dash. There will be limited Disabled Parking still available outside the centre. Please park for free on Scalby Mills Road or on North Marine Drive.