All About Sea Turtles
-They can not retract their head and feet into their shells.
-They are found in warm and temperate waters all over the world.
-Temperature of the sand where they nest determine the gender of the turtles. 85F and below are mainly male as well as 85F and above are mainly females.
-The average amount of eggs they lay are from 70-190 but very few survive until adulthood.
How to Protect the Turtles
-Reduce the amount of chemical you use because they always find their way to the sea
-Pick up the garbage you see on the beach and reduce the amount of garbage you produce
-Be aware of nesting sites and leave them alone when near one
-Help stop climate change
Effect of their Extinction
-They eat jellyfish that wreak the havoc on fisheries
-Some species eat sponges which help them from out-competing slow growing corals
-They are an important marine attraction for tourism and bring in a lot of income for several countries
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