Various species of sea turtles are found in warm and temperate seas throughout the world. Six of the seven species of sea turtles found in the world are classified as threatened or endangered, mostly due to human actions such as entanglement, coastal development and pollution. Adults of most species are found in shallow, coastal waters, bays, lagoons, and estuaries. Some also venture into the open sea. Juveniles of some species may be found in bays and estuaries, as well as at sea. The largest sea turtle is the leatherback, which can grow up to six feet long!
Embark upon the life cycle of sea turtles at Turtle Reef - learn about how they nest, where they live, what they eat and the threats they face in the wild. This immersive experience includes Turtlelink, a touch-screen map that highlights SeaWorld’s rescue and conservation efforts. Turtle Reef also includes Race for the Beach, an educational, motion-controlled video game that pits participants against others to illustrate sea turtles’ daunting sea-to-shore journey and the obstacles they face along the way, including pollution.