Help Sea Turtles from extinction

Victoria S, Maria C, Maria H, Angemely C, Jose C

Dangers that Sea Turtles face

Sea turtles are becoming extinct by entanglement in fishing gear, poaching and illegal trade of eggs, meat and shells, coastal development, plastic and other marine debris, global warming and ocean pollution. The number of turtles are decreasing not only from human affect but other natural predators take a part in it too. Some of the predators in the sea are sharks and some whales too. Before they are even on the sea there are raccoons that dig up their nest and eat the turtle eggs. When they hatch there are birds that eat them when the baby sea turtles are heading to the ocean.


Sea turtle benefits

Sea turtles are a fundamental link in marine ecosystems. They help maintain the health of sea grasses beds and coral reefs that benefit commercially valuable species such as shrimp, lobster and tuna. They also help maintain the number of jellyfish and preventing them to have a large "bloom". Sea turtles contribute to both marine and beach ecosystem if they become extinct both ecosystems will become weaker. Sea turtles are the live representatives of a group of reptiles that have existed on Earth and traveled our seas for the last 100 million years.
sea turtles under risk of extinction