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Giant Sea Turtles

23 minutes 30 seconds

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Peter Pritchard has seen each of the world's 300 species of turtles, but has a real affinity for the giant leatherback sea turtles on a Guyana beach. His conservation efforts with a local community insure that children learn about the turtles' habitats, behaviors, and characteristics. Watch a turtle lay her eggs and see the newly hatched babies race for the sea. Gives additional pertinent facts about this ancient species.

Media Details

Runtime: 23 minutes 30 seconds

A pod of dolphins swims at the surface of an ocean. Caption: They are being very cooperative.
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Grade Level: 7 - 12
A baby sea turtle swimming in the ocean, descending towards the ocean floor.
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Grade Level: Ps - 4
A large bird with wings spread and a tag on each wing that has "80" printed on it. Caption: so that in the morning sun, it can be warmed.
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Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Grade Level: 7 - 12
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    Susan S. (Devils Lake, ND)
    February 25th, 2015 at 09:07 AM

    My deaf students are reading the book Hatchet by Gary Paulsen and in the book, a turtle lays eggs in the sand. This film about sea turtles really gave them visual reinforcement of this fascinating part of nature. They were totally engaged. The filming is excellent, captions are good and the conservation message is compelling.