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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 turtles focuses on five of those 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 eggs, skin, and shells, sea turtles suffer from poaching and over-exploitation. They also face habitat destruction and accidental as bycatchin fishing gear. Climate change has impact on turtle nesting seats. It alters sand temperatures, which then affects sex of hatchlings. Nearly all of sea turtle are now classified as endanger, with three of seven existing species being critically endanger. WWF is committed to stopping decline of sea turtles and working for recovery of species. We work to environments in which both turtles and people that depend upon them can survive. Sea Turtles journey between and sea and swim thousands of 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 season, yet few will yield hatchlings that survive their first year of life. Beyond these significant natural challenges, sea turtles face threats caused by humans, such as bycatch in commercial fishing gear, illegal trade, consumption, and climate change.

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Hawksbill Sea Turtle

Nesting Procedure Begins When Turtles Leave Sea To Choose Area To Lay Their Eggs. They dig pit in sand, fill it with 130 to 160 eggs, and then cover it. At this stage, turtles retreat to sea, leaving eggs, which will hatch in about 60 days. Most Dangerous Time Of Their Lives Comes When Hatchlings Make Journey From Their Nests To Sea. Crabs and flocks gulls voraciously prey on young turtles during this short scamper. Like many sea hawksbills ' are critically endangered due mostly to human impact. Tortoise shells have been prize among humans since ancient Egypt and, with their stunning shells, hawksbills are no exception: International Union for Conservation of Nature estimates that millions of hawksbills have been killed within last hundred years for tortoiseshell trade. Though legal International hawksbill shell Trade ended in 1993, trade continue.

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Bog Turtle

Bog Turtle Is Smallest Turtle Found In United States. Largest Bog Turtle Ever Found Measured Only 4. 5 inches. Bog turtles are easily identified by patches orange found along side of their heads. Bog turtles are one of most rare turtles found in United States. Laws banning collection of turtles for sale have done little to stop practice with bog turtles prized species in many animal black markets. Bog turtle populations are divided into two distinct populations separated by 250-mile distance. Northern populations found in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland are listed as threatened. Southern populations found Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia are listed as threatened due to similarity of appearance. Current Bog Turtle Population Is Unknown, But Estimates Range From 2 500 To 10 000. Invasive plants such as purple loosestrife can dry out large of suitable habitat. Purple loosestrife grows in compact clumps that are impenetrable to turtle, restricting its movement. Bog turtles are extremely sensitive to effects of global warming. Turtles ' survival closely tied to their delicate habitat. Erratic weather patterns resulting from global warming will disrupt fragile balance key to turtles ' survival. By altering hydrological cycles, global warming will either dry out or turtles ' habitat. In addition to big turtles needing very specific habitat, much of remaining habitat in Northeast has been fragmented apart by roads and development. As changing climate alters availability of turtles ' current habitat, they will have very limited ability to migrate to places that could be more suitable.

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