Sea Turtles Really DO Carry a (Microscopic) World on Their Backs

Sea Turtles Really DO Carry a (Microscopic) World on Their Backs

Several cultures portray the world as being carried on the back of a giant turtle. As it turns out, sea turtles really do house an entire world on their backs — one of microscopic organisms, that is!

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Information About Sea Turtles: Loggerhead Sea Turtle


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