Flat back</li></li></ul><li>Their Lifestyle<br /><ul><li>Nesting Season May 1st and October 1st
They lay 100-150 eggs at a time.</li></li></ul><li>Light Pollution and Collisions<br />Artificial lights disorient babies.<br />Predators already make it difficult to make it to sea.<br />Increase human activity in the water can cause potential boat collisions.<br />
Debris and Pollution<br /><ul><li> Oil formulates tar in places where plankton thrives (the food for hatchlings).
6% of Sea Turtle deaths in the US is from oil ingestion.</li></ul>Turtles can eat anything that looks like food such as: plastic bag, balloons, bottles, rope, and fishing line.<br />
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