Smooth Soft Shell Turtle
By: Zach Ernst
Reasons to save softshell turtle
These turtles are very important because they are a large part of the food web. The turtles prey on small fish and crustaceans, but they are also prayed on by larger animals. raccoons and other animals also prey on the eggs of the turtle.
These turtles have a large range across US so they are a large source of food for many animals. They can live in many climates so they are able to live in many places.
These turtles are also affected by pollution because the waters they swim in are polluted by many human populations. Also humans hunt these turtles so they aren't only killed by other animals in the ecosystem but also hinted by humans.