What Do Sea Turtles Eat ?

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What Do Sea Turtles Eat ?


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Sea turtles form an important part of the oceanic ecosystem. They are an invaluable part of ocean life, and are considered very useful in helping to maintain the food cycle in the seas and oceans. And, although the eating habit of the turtles vary from one species to the other, they are nevertheless important.

In rivers and seas, turtles often feed on fish and green plants under the water. This helps the rivers maintain balance as the large scale growth of underwater plants are likely to make the water deficient in oxygen. In addition to that, the turtles found in rivers and ponds also undertake scavenging activities by eating the dead creatures in water. They, therefore, play a key role in keeping the water system clean.

In seas and oceans, the turtles feed on underwater grass which, in turn, helps to keep the grass small. These small underwater grass fields then serve as a suitable breeding ground for other sea creatures such as fish. Being carnivores, omnivores or herbivores has helped turtles adapt suitably to their local environment.

While some turtles are either herbivores or carnivores all throughout their life, there are some who gradually turn from herbivores to omnivores during their life. Turtles like the Red-Eared Sliders are one of the many species of turtles which changes its food habits while attaining maturity. They begin their early life as carnivores eating small insects and bugs, but gradually turn into omnivores as they mature.  

Due to the flexible nature of their food habit, turtles have been able to survive both in rivers and oceans for several million years.

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