How long do they live?<br />Up to 80 years. (Sea Turtles) <br />Scientists count the rings and use a math equation to estimate the turtle’s age. (Sea Turtles)<br />"10 Interesting …”<br />
Why are they disappearing??<br />Threats:<br />Changing/ruining their homes (Sea Turtles-Office…)<br />Capturing for keeping for either mascots or personal use (Sea Turtles-Office…)<br />Caught in fishing gear<br />Boats hurting them (Sea Turtles-Office…)<br />Pascale<br />
What are humans doing to them?<br />Nesting areas are becoming scarce due to beach houses and other buildings (Sea Turtles – Office …)<br />Mom turtles do not like trash and they do not like noise or people on the beach (Sea Turtles)<br />Lights on a house might make the baby turtles go to that light instead of the light of the sea. (Sea Turtles)<br />Pulsipher<br />
How to Protect them?<br />United States does not allow certain fishing gear to be used. (“Sea Turtle –Office…”)<br />The United States has developed recovery plans. <br />What can you do??<br />Not pollute<br />Turn off your outside light if by a nest<br />(“Sea Turtle –Office…”)<br />“Sea Turtles”<br />
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Works Cited Cont.<br />Pascale, Renee. "Georgia Sea Turtle Center » 2010 » February." Georgia Sea Turtle Center. 22 Feb. 2010. Web. 08 Oct. 2011. <http://www.georgiaseaturtlecenter.org/2010/02/>.<br />Pulsipher, Douglas. "Picture of Full Moon Rising Or Setting Over The Horizon Of The Ocean At Night With Moonbeams Reflected In The Water." World of Stock Photos. Web. 9 Oct. 2011. <http://www.worldofstock.com/stock_photos/NWA3279.php>.<br />"Sea Turtles - Office of Protected Resources - NOAA Fisheries." NOAA :: National Marine Fisheries Service. Web. 08 Oct. 2011. <http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/turtles/><br />"Sea Turtles! See 'em and Save 'em." COSTA RICA VACATIONS, PARADISE AND ADVENTURES. Web. 08 Oct. 2011. <http://www.costarica-discover- it.com/sea-turtles.html><br />"Sea Turtles." SeaWorld/Busch Gardens ANIMALS - HOME. Web. 08 Oct. 2011. <http://www.seaworld.org/infobooks/seaturtle/home.html>.<br />"Seagrass Meadows." Encyclopedia of Earth. Web. 08 Oct. 2011. <http://www.eoearth.org/article/Seagrass_meadows>.<br />
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