The Green Sea Turtle Population
The Effect of Pollution
Sea Turtles, like many other water animals, get caught in fishing nets, have to be rescued from oil spills, urban chemical runoff, and fertilizers which all contribute to water pollution.Some populations suffer from a disease called fibropapilloma. Turtles with this disease develop fleshy tumors on the skin and internal organs that can impair vision, feeding, breathing and other vital functions.
Pollution kills these innocent, peaceful creatures because of humans. We throw away our trash without giving it a second thought, but think, you yourself could have thrown something away that slaughtered an animal.
Green Sea Turtles are found worldwide in tropical and subtropical seas around continents and islands. They nest their eggs in more than 80 countries.