How long do they live? Up to 80 years. (Sea Turtles) Scientists count the rings and use a math equation to estimate the turtle’s age. (Sea Turtles) "10 Interesting …”
Why are they disappearing?? Threats: Changing/ruining their homes (Sea Turtles-Office…) Capturing for keeping for either mascots or personal use (Sea Turtles-Office…) Caught in fishing gear Boats hurting them (Sea Turtles-Office…) Pascale
What are humans doing to them? Nesting areas are becoming scarce due to beach houses and other buildings (Sea Turtles – Office …) Mom turtles do not like trash and they do not like noise or people on the beach (Sea Turtles) Lights on a house might make the baby turtles go to that light instead of the light of the sea. (Sea Turtles) Pulsipher
How to Protect them? United States does not allow certain fishing gear to be used. (“Sea Turtle –Office…”) The United States has developed recovery plans. What can you do?? Not pollute Turn off your outside light if by a nest (“Sea Turtle –Office…”) “Sea Turtles”
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