Key Vocabulary Terms
Review these key terms from Loggerhead Marinelife Center's Virtual Coastal Classroom Lesson to help you find the answers and unlock our favorite photos and gifs of our patients!
Carapace: a bony plate covering the back or part of the back of an animal (such as a turtle or crab)
Endangered:(of a species) seriously at risk of extinction.
Excavate: to dig out and remove
Incubate: to keep eggs, cells, bacteria, embryos, etc. at a suitable temperature so that they develop
Monitor: observe and check the progress or quality of (something) over a period of time; keep under systematic review.
Plastron: the ventral part (underside) of the shell of a tortoise or turtle consisting typically of nine symmetrically placed bones
Research: the systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions.
Scute: an external bony or horny plate or large scale
Species: a class of individuals having common attributes and designated by a common name