What does a sea turtle look like?
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How do you know when a turtle is a land turtle?
A land turtle is a tortoise. A turtle is a sea turtle. A fresh water turtle is a terrapin. Tortoises, unlike turtles and terrapins, have flat feet that barely look like individual feet, but instead look more like they are fully part of the leg, much like an elephant's. Tortoises have a very sloped shell, where as the other turtles have much more flattened shells.