this photo can show the influnces of the commercial fishing directly impacting the leatherback turtle because the nets are often abandoned and turtles can be caught in the nets that are left leading to there death. this can also relate to the fishing in general due to its bycatch being so massive they care only about the wildlife they want killing the other wildlife that is trying to live and survive.
The leatherback turtle is a species that is threaten by the pollution humans put into the sea. the leatherback has a common diet of jellyfish but the waste of plastic bags and platic in general has caused confusion for the jellyfish and has caused the species to consume plastic wich kills them or the plastics end up choking the leatherbacks.
This infographic raises the public awarereness of the leatherback turtler and it shows us alittle about them along with the biggest threats they have being pollution, oil spill predators as well as commercial fishing. this also shows the some of the biggest predators of the turtles being the jelly fish and the leatherback is one of the fastest reptiles in the world and can grow to a staggering 2 m.
this infographic gives you some fun facts about the harmless turtles such as there total growth being able to grow all the way up to 8 feet or more if fully developed and can weigh upwords to 2000 pounds at mature growth. these turtles often dont make maturity most times because they are victims of pollution, oil spills, commercial fishing as well as natural predators making there population slowly diminish.
The leatherback turtle faces many challenges because there food can easily be mistaken as plastic bags or other kinds of pollution. the turtles can also often can be caught up in ghost nets or nets that were abandoned by fishermen and they often die. another big obsatacle there met with is the oil spills there are because they can cause inflamation of there gastrointestinal organs and it can lead to death.
The pollution being emitted is causing a population of turtles such as the leatherback turtle to start to die for two large reasons being the trash that is emitted is consumed by the turtle cause the turtles to choke and there is a disease called fibropapillomas which is responsible to the death of many turtles
In the last couple years the population of marine wildlife has began to die of the plastic consumption that has been brought foward by the pollution humans have manufactred wich has caused death in many animals but most specifically the sea turtles because they are consuming the plastic believing it to be food rather than garbage left in the ocean. This problem has grown to be quite serious because within the next 25 to 50 years the seagulls will have all ingested plastic and the microplastics or small plastics will be found in all of the tap water around the world and in most humans and with statistics like that the problem has to be addressed and fast because it is important that the pollution in the ocean is maintain and can be maintained because most plastic found in the ocean is the plastic bottle because most of the population believes it to be a one time use so there is a expotential amount of plastyic bottles locted in the ocean.
the plastic being relased into the ocean has impacted the sea turtles life as well as the whole marine eco system because plastics have become a leading cause of death in the marine wildlife. there are 7 different sea turtle species are in danger from the plastics as there is about a 1000 deaths related to plastics in the ocean because the plastics in the ocean are resposible for killing marine life in many ways because the pollution can cause animals to fill there stomach up until they can not eat and it can starve them or they can choke on the garbage or could be caught in entanglements of garbage witch can kill them or they could lose limbs. In the case of the leatherback turtles there only worry isnt the pollution it can extent out to commercial fishing, habitat destructions or even pathogens that can lead to the death of them.
These steps are the easiest and most effective ways to help the sea turtrlew population when they are nesting and long term. Some soulutions suggest little lighting when your on the beach at night because led lights can cause disorientation to turtles so if you do walk on the beach put red cellophane on the light to prevent disorientation. another solution is to minimize your trash or pick up your trash because turtles will consume it think it is a food like a bag can be mistaken as a jellyfish. these are easy and effective soulutions to stop turtles death.
Leatherbacks are sea turtles that is a very majestic species who is close to extinction but the soulution we have today being protection for the turtles because they can be poached or killed by natural predators so the most effective soulution because it can allow the turtles to grow up to 18 years old by surveying the beach and protecting the turtles.
the turtle population if not closely watched can lead them to there extinction because the pollution and enviornmental factors are responsible for the death of the turtles so if the population is not monitored i believe it is doomed to fail. the population is in danger most from the pollution wich is a global problem wich needs to be addressed to rewgu;ate turtle populations as well as marine life population.
the leatherback turtle is a huge aquatic turtle wich is in danger of endangerment through pollution and commercial fishing and the population has to be protected through any means neccasary. the leatherback is a turtle that falls viuctim to the plastics being put into the ocean because those plastics are often consumed by the turtles believed to be jelly fish and they consume and consume until the garbage cant be digested and they starve to death. Another factor that is responsible to the low population is commercial fishing because commercial fishing often leave nets out in the ocean where the turtle can get entangled and possibly die or they fall victim to bycatch. overall the population of the leatherback turtle is slowly diminishing and needs to be closely monitored if they are to stay alive as a race.