The Galapagos Archipelago provides important nesting grounds for the turtles. From In November, the turtles travel from the Pacific to the Galapagos. Four different species of turtles also have permanent homes in the waters of the Galapagos Islands:
Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Hawksbill turtle (Eretmachelys imbricata)
Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea)
Leatherback sea turtle (Dermachelys cariacea)
Turtles can grow to become extremely big and heavy. The heaviest turtle can weigh up to 400 kg, although that is hardly noticeable when they are able to swim so quickly and swiftly. The age of turtles are still undergoing extensive research but one may assume that they can live up to 120 years old! To plan your trip better, check out our Galapagos Islands monthly animal activities poster.