Green Sea Turtles
The Green Sea Turtle is one of the largest sea turtle species. They are can grow up to 5ft long and weigh up to 700lbs. They have a small head, one visible claw on their flippers, a wide, smooth shell with a brownish olive color and a yellow belly. They get their name from their green skin.
Humans seem to be the main cause for the sea turtle disappearance. They are linked to many things that affect the population of the Green sea Turtle and reduce there population. One example is poaching and how people hunt the sea turtles for there meat, eggs, and to make different objects like sunglasses and jewelry. Even though it is banned people still do this.
Human activity near beaches
Human activity near beaches causes females to have to cross obstacles like chairs to lay their eggs and sometimes they fail. Lighting can also cause confusion to baby turtles when they have just hatched and are trying to find the beach so they end up going to roads or buildings. Boats can also cause a lot of deaths in sea turtles, because when they come up for air they get hit.
Fibropapillomas is the most common disease among the green sea turtles. It causes them to have tumors on the outside of their body, and it affects their everyday life. There is no known cause of the disease yet, or how it is transmitted.