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Sea Turtles! <br />By: Lara Richards<br />"Millions of Endangered Sea Turtles Killed by Fisheries." <br />
Length<br />Adult Males:<br /><ul><li>Green
31-44 in.
23-46 in
Kemp’s and Olive Ridley are the smallest species
22-30 in
32-41 in
21-45 in
32-38 in
Leatherbacks are the largest 4-6 ft
(Sea Turtles)</li></ul>"Sea Turtles! See 'em and Save 'em." <br />
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  1. 1. Sea Turtles! <br />By: Lara Richards<br />"Millions of Endangered Sea Turtles Killed by Fisheries." <br />
  2. 2. Length<br />Adult Males:<br /><ul><li>Green
  3. 3. 31-44 in.
  4. 4. Black
  5. 5. 23-46 in
  6. 6. Kemp’s and Olive Ridley are the smallest species
  7. 7. 22-30 in
  8. 8. Loggerheads
  9. 9. 32-41 in
  10. 10. Hawkbills
  11. 11. 21-45 in
  12. 12. Flatbacks
  13. 13. 32-38 in
  14. 14. Leatherbacks are the largest 4-6 ft
  15. 15. (Sea Turtles)</li></ul>"Sea Turtles! See 'em and Save 'em." <br />
  16. 16. Weight<br />Adult Sea Turtles <br />Green: 150-410 lbs.<br />Black: 93-278 lbs.<br />Kemps and Olive: 66-110 lbs.<br />Loggerheads: 146-223 lbs<br />Hawkbills: 60-190 lbs<br />Flatbacks: 132-185 lbs<br />Leatherback: 441-1,116 lbs<br />(Sea Turtles)<br />“Sea Turtles-Office …”<br />
  17. 17. Do Turtles eat meat or vegetables?<br />Some turtles actually eat both<br />While others only eat meat or vegetables<br /> (Sea Turtles)<br />“Algal Blooms in Fresh Water”<br />
  18. 18. FOOD!<br />For the Meat eaters they eat crabs, mollusks, shrimps, jellyfish<br />For the vegetable eaters they eat sea grasses and algae. <br /> (Sea Turtles)<br />"Seagrass Meadows." <br />
  19. 19. Hatching/babies<br />45 to 70 days in nest (Sea Turtles)<br />Throughout the year, but mostly in the summer (Sea Turtles)<br />"Cost of Hatchling Turtles' Dash for Freedom." <br />
  20. 20. After their eggs hatch then what?<br />3 to 7 days to dig to surface (Sea Turtles)<br />Come out to surface at night<br />To avoid daytime predators (Sea Turtles)<br />
  21. 21. Natural Predators for Adults<br />Few predators (Sea Turtles)<br />Sharks mainly Tiger Sharks (Sea Turtles)<br />Killer Whales<br />(Sea Turtles)<br />
  22. 22. Natural Predators for Babies<br />Fishes<br />Dogs<br />Seabirds<br />Raccoons<br />Ghost crabs<br />Monitor Lizards <br />Dingoes<br />Foxes <br />(Sea Turtles)<br />
  23. 23. 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 />
  24. 24. 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 />
  25. 25. 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 />
  26. 26. 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 />
  27. 27. Works Cited Page<br />"10 Interesting Sea Turtle Facts | My Interesting Facts." My Interesting Facts | Interesting Facts Around the World. Web. 08 Oct. 2011. < turtle-facts/>.<br />"Algal Blooms in Fresh Water - River, Algea, Freshwater, Effects, Important, Salt, System, Plants, Source, Oxygen, Human." Water: Science and Issues. Web. 08 Oct. 2011.<>.<br />"Cost of Hatchling Turtles' Dash for Freedom." - Science News, Technology, Physics, Nanotechnology, Space Science, Earth Science, Medicine. Web. 08 Oct. 2011. <>.<br />"Millions of Endangered Sea Turtles Killed by Fisheries." Planetsave. 14 Apr. 2010. Web. 08 Oct. 2011. < by-fisheries/>.<br />Parnell, Richard. "Gabon Sea Turtle Partnership - Gabon's Sea Turtles." SEATURTLE.ORG - Global Sea Turtle Network. Web. 10 Oct. 2011. <>.<br />
  28. 28. Works Cited Cont.<br />Pascale, Renee. "Georgia Sea Turtle Center » 2010 » February." Georgia Sea Turtle Center. 22 Feb. 2010. Web. 08 Oct. 2011. <>.<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. <>.<br />"Sea Turtles - Office of Protected Resources - NOAA Fisheries." NOAA :: National Marine Fisheries Service. Web. 08 Oct. 2011. <><br />"Sea Turtles! See 'em and Save 'em." COSTA RICA VACATIONS, PARADISE AND ADVENTURES. Web. 08 Oct. 2011. <http://www.costarica-discover-><br />"Sea Turtles." SeaWorld/Busch Gardens ANIMALS - HOME. Web. 08 Oct. 2011. <>.<br />"Seagrass Meadows." Encyclopedia of Earth. Web. 08 Oct. 2011. <>.<br />