Sea turtles face many dangers, getting caught in trash is a very common thing we see, but pollution is still happening.
Sea turtles are endangered and these are a few of the hazards why, these turtles get caught in fisheries which are almost everywhere, which the impacts are habitat destruction and food web changes. Direct take is caused from people killing these sea turtles and their eggs for food, products, oil, leather, and their shells. Climate change also is a huge impact on why sea turtles are endangered, climate change results in loss of nesting beaches, having to move around more to find warmer waters, and messes with their natural habitats.
Sea turtles are one of the Earth's most ancient creatures. The seven species that can be found today have been around for 110 million years. This website is called defenders of wild life, they work together to help save species that are endangered
This WWF is a huge organization that is dedicated to help create safer environments for sea turtles. They talk about everything you need to know about sea turtles and what you can do to help save these animals.
This graph lists different types of sea turtles and it gives us the impact score of reasons why these sea turtles are endangered.
This chart describes the different varieties of sea turtles, how much they weigh, sizes of their shells, and if they are endangered, or already extinct.
Pollution is a big cause of these animals going endangered, a lot of plastics, old fishing line or hooks, and other debris end up in the ocean which cause sea turtles to get tangled in or ingest those things. Chemicals in these products also weaken the sea turtles immune systems which causes them to be more open to catch. diseases.
More then 40 ridley turtles arrived in Florida to begin rehabilitaion at multiple facilties. The sea turtles were rescued from frigid northern waters, many of the turtles who were brought to these facilities were suffering from pneumonia and seeking fast treatment.
Stranded on Cape Cod beaches, these Kemp's ridley turtles are getting a helping hand from volunteers and researchers, many of these turtles end up on the beach dead or are barley alive, paralyzed from the freezing cold water. The people who are rescuing these sea turtles are helping these endangered speices, it is very sustainable because it is saving these animals that are close to going extinct.
Scientific organizations are helping relocate these sea turtles nests to protect them, they are relocating these nests to the correct temperatures, where they can be unharmed, safer shore lines. Researchers find many sea turtles and help nurse them back to life.
Endangered species are very important in every aspect, when animals go extinct its bad for our environment, and the ones they used to live in.
"Once they're gone they're gone forever"