Sometimes a female remains unsure in her decision and this courtship claw vibration can last up to 45 minutes!Sea turtle nesting season in North Carolina lasts from May through October, but mating usually begins in March.While high expectations certainly exist in the rest of the animal kingdom, they are not met with candy hearts and flowers .Instead, impressive bouts of display and feats of endurance guarantee success.
Males do not use these extra-long appendages to fight amongt themselves, rather they use them to court a female they fancy.
That’s something the Liberals and New Democrats could discover to their sorrow in October.
Sea turtle courtship and mating happens in the ocean and males will nuzzle a female’s head or gently bite her neck and rear flippers to court her.
If she does not swim away, then the male will hang on to her shell with a pair of long, curved claws.During the process, the female swims both of them to the surface to get some air, but there is not much other movement.