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There are seven species of Sea Turtles that inhabit Earth's oceans: loggerhead, green Turtle, Hawksbill, Kemps ridley, olive ridley and flatback. Except for flatback, all species occur in North American waters and are listed as threatened or endangered under endangered Species Act. Air - breathing reptiles that have been around for 110 million years, Sea Turtles spend different parts of their long lives in different parts of world. What they all have in common is that they rely beaches for nesting. When theyre not nesting, sea turtles spend most of their lives in ocean; much of their journey around globe remains mystery to researchers. Southeastern United States Provides Globally Significant Habitat For Sea Turtles. In fact, Florida beaches host 90 percentage of Sea Turtles nesting in continental US and largest rookery of loggerhead nesting in world. In Southeast and along Gulf of Mexico, we work to preserve nesting beaches and foraging areas, improve coastal - construction policies so that jetties and sea walls do not prevent turtles from nesting, promote responsible lighting along nesting beaches, encourage local residents, visitors and businesses to remove trash that attracts raccoons and other predators that devour eggs and hatchlings, and organize workshops and Beach clean - ups. We strive to reform harmful fisheries that kill thousands of sea turtles every year and have successfully advocated for new rules on Cape Hatteras National Seashore to limit off - road vehicles on to protect nesting sites. Defenders also promote vigilant use of Turtle excluder devices and innovative fishing practices to reduce Sea Turtle deaths trawling nets. In California, Defenders is currently advocating for law that phases out use of harmful drift gillnets while promoting sustainable, local fisheries. In Mexico, we helped change Wildlife and Fisheries regulations to forbid capture and trade of Sea Turtle products, as well as promote use of safe fishing gear to decrease Sea Turtle bycatch in shark protection measures and correct management of nesting sites. Internationally, we successfully stopped proposals to renew commerce with hawksbills in CITES and promoted Sea Turtle Conservation resolutions in InterAmerican Convention for Protection and Conservation of Sea Turtles. We created series of educational materials against illegal trade in Sea Turtle products, including Sea Turtle identification guide widely used by scientists and government authorities. We continue to advocate against allowing any new oil and gas exploration and development along Atlantic and Pacific Coasts. Turn out lights visible from beach. Artificial lights confuse hatchlings trying to make their way to night sky by reflecting on ocean and discouraging females from nesting. Dont litter, reduce amount of garbage you produce and help clean up beaches and other natural areas, as beach debris can cause female turtles to false - crawl and prevent them from successfully nesting. Follow post to stay away from nesting areas. Reduce or pesticide and herbicide use. Watch out for Sea while boating.

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Sea Turtle Facts

Seven different species of sea turtles grace our ocean waters, from shallow seagrass beds of Indian Ocean, to colorful reefs of Coral Triangle and sandy beaches of Eastern Pacific. While these highly migratory species periodically come ashore to either bask or nest, sea turtles spend bulk of their lives in ocean. Wwf's work on sea turtles focuses on five of species: green, hawksbill, loggerhead, leatherback, and olive ridley. Over last 200 years, human activities have tipped scales against survival of these ancient mariners. Slaughter for their meat, skin, and shells, sea turtles suffer from poaching and over - exploitation. They also face habitat destruction accidental captureknown as bycatchin fishing gear. Climate change has impact on turtle nesting seats. It alters sand temperatures, which then affects sex of hatchlings. Nearly all species of sea turtle now classified as endanger, with three of seven existing species being critically endanger. Wwf is committed to stopping decline of sea turtles and works for recovery of species. We work to secure in which both turtles and people that depend upon them can survive. Sea Turtles journey between land and sea and swim thousands Ocean miles during their long lifetimes. They wait decades until they can reproduce, returning to same beaches where they were born to lay their eggs. Females can lay hundreds of eggs in one nesting season, yet few will yield hatchlings that survive their year of life. Beyond these significant natural challenges, turtles face multiple threats caused by humans, such as bycatch in commercial fishing gear, illegal trade, consumption, and climate change.

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Physical features and feeding habits

Turtles are reptiles with hard shells protect them from predators. They are among oldest and most primitive groups of reptiles, having evolved millions of years ago. Turtles live all over world in almost every type of climate. According to integrated Taxonomic Information System, turtle order, Testudines, split into two suborders, Cryptodira and Pleurodira, and then further split into 13 families, 75 genera and more than 300 species. Turtle, tortoise and terrapin are often used interchangeably as synonyms, but there are distinct between types of chelonians, according to San Diego Zoo: turtles spend most of their lives in water. They are to aquatic life, with webbed feet or flippers and streamline body. Sea turtles rarely leave ocean, except to lay eggs on sand. Freshwater turtles live in ponds and lakes, and they climb out of water onto logs or rocks to bask in warm sun. Tortoises are land animals. Their feet are round and adapted to walking on land. They also dig burrows with their strong forelimbs, and slip underground when sun gets too hot. Terrapins live on land and in water, usually in ponds, lakes and rivers.

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