Sea  turtle<br />Bethany<br />
They  live  in  the  sea.<br />
Sea turtles are almost always submerged but breathe air. With a single explosive exhalation and rapid inhalation, sea turt...
All species of sea turtles are listed as threatened or endangered. The leatherback, Kemp&apos;s Ridley, and Hawksbill turt...
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  1. 1. Sea turtle<br />Bethany<br />
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  4. 4. They live in the sea.<br />
  5. 5. Sea turtles are almost always submerged but breathe air. With a single explosive exhalation and rapid inhalation, sea turtles can quickly refill their lungs when they surface. Their lungs have adapted to permit rapid exchange of oxygen and to avoid trapping gasses during deep dives. During routine activity green and loggerhead turtles dive for about 4 to 5 minutes and surface to breathe for 1 to 3 seconds.<br />
  6. 6. All species of sea turtles are listed as threatened or endangered. The leatherback, Kemp&apos;s Ridley, and Hawksbill turtles are critically endangered. The Olive Ridley and green turtles are endangered, and the loggerhead is threatened.[15] The flatback&apos;s conservation status is unclear due to a lack of data.<br />One of the most significant threats now comes from bycatch due to imprecise fishing methods. Donnelly points to long-lining as a major cause of accidental sea turtle death,[16] There is also black market demand for tortoiseshell for both decoration and supposed health benefits.[17]<br />Turtles must surface to breathe. Caught in a fisherman&apos;s net, they are unable to surface and suffocate. In early 2007, almost a thousand sea turtles were killed inadvertently in the Bay of Bengal over the course of a few months after netting.[18]<br />However, some relatively inexpensive changes to fishing techniques, such as slightly larger hooks and traps from which sea turtles can escape, can dramatically cut the mortality rate.[19][20], Turtle Excluder Devices (TEDS) have reduced sea turtle bycatch in shrimp nets by 97 percent. Another danger comes from marine debris, especially from abandoned fishing nets in which they can become entangled.<br />

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