Turtles and sea snakes

Marine reptiles are reptiles that have adapted to live in the ocean and make up a very small group of around a 100 species. This section showcases some of the more common representatives including turtles and sea snakes. In addition to characteristics all reptiles have, marine reptiles also have salt glands to throw out excess salt from their bodies. Those like turtles come to the land to lay eggs in a mass nesting event that happens in large numbers along select coastlines in the world. The major threats to these marine reptiles include being caught as bycatch, or entanglement in nets.