Sea Turtle By: Hallie Downs

Turtles nest on many tropical and subtropical beaches throughout the world.

They can very from size to 100 pounds. They can weigh up to 2,000 pounds.

They are all sorts of colors but mostly green.

Most sea turtles eat crustaceans (crabs, lobster, shrimp, and other shelled invertebrates), They are also omnivores

Threats/Conservation: This dangerous decline in population is mostly due to marine fisheries catching mature and juvenile green turtles in foraging areas and on nesting grounds. Fishing techniques include harpooning, catching by hand, netting, noosing, turning the turtle over on their dorsal side and various other techniques. Green turtles are also threatened by the presence of artificial light.

Conservation: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service enforce the laws prohibiting the capture of sea turtles on land and in water. Other contracts that have benefit the conservation of green turtles include the Memorandum of Understanding on ASEAN Sea Turtle Conservation and Protection,

Bibliography: Hersh, K. 2016. "Chelonia mydas" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed April 27, 2017 at http://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Chelonia_mydas/

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Created with images by GerDukes - "mexico turtle swim" • skeeze - "turtle green turtle ocean" • skeeze - "turtle sea kemps ridley" • dslr99 - "turtle green sea turtles animals" • 271277 - "sea turtle baby young" • truenorthbound - "sea turtle hawaii aquarium" • Ane11e - "turtle sea underwater"

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