One of Earth's most ancient creatures, turtles have been roaming both land and sea for over 110 million years, during the time of the dinosaurs! The sea turtles outer shell is streamlined for swimming in the water. They cannot retract their head and legs into their shell like land turtles. There are only 7 species of sea turtles that swim in our oceans today. This beautiful ornament would be a fabulous testament to the graceful turtles that swim in our oceans.