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Turtle Habitats

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Last Updated: 18 January 2022

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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 sea Turtles focuses on five of those species: 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, meat, skin, and shells, 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 are now classified as 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 environments in which both turtles and that depend upon them can survive. Sea Turtles journey between land and sea and swim thousands of Ocean 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 yet few will yield hatchlings that survive their first year of life. Beyond these significant natural challenges, sea turtles face multiple threats caused humans, such as bycatch in commercial fishing gear, illegal trade, consumption, and climate change.

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Sea Turtle Habitat and Distribution

For stranding sea turtles during business call Beach Safety and option 0 for operator: 386 - 239 - 6414. For stranding sea turtles during nights and weekends, call Sheriff's dispatch and option 1 for operator: 386 - 248 - 1777 All world sea turtles are designated as either endanger or threaten and are protected by local, State, federal international laws. This listing that Sea Turtle populations are not growing and may be nearing extinction. Sea turtles spend most of their life in ocean. Female Sea turtles will emerge from water and crawl up onto sandy beaches to lay eggs from May through October each year. Sea turtles emerge from surf at night and crawl up beach toward dunes to dig deep holes in dry sand to lay their eggs. Eggs Are Then Covered With Sand And Adult Turtle Returns To Sea. Average Nest Contains 100 Eggs! One female will lay to five nests in each nesting season. About two months later, hatchlings, emerge from nests and crawl to ocean on their own. This amazing life cycle has for thousands of years. By protecting sea turtles during this important part of their life, people will continue to observe these magnificent creatures visiting beaches each summer and their Ocean habitats. Unfortunately, many factors threaten sea turtles both during their nesting cycle while in water. Beach equipment leave out at night and even curious people getting too close can also deter turtles from nesting at given location. On developed beaches everywhere, females attempting to lay their eggs encounter human obstacles such as brightly lit beaches and hard such as seawalls and walkovers. Sea turtles have been killed as result of being misled by artificial lights which can disorient them while out of water. In many cases, they find their way onto streets, private property and into swimming pools! In water, commercial fishing fleets often inadvertently catch sea turtles, which often results in either killing or injuring them. Water pollution and marine debris threaten their habitat. All too frequently, sea turtles and other life mistake floating plastic garbage for food or they can get tangled in floating trash. Once they they feel full and may decline eating and starve to death. If they continue to eat plastics, their digestive organs impacted with trash which they cannot digest. You can help impacts on marine wildlife by eating seafood sold by companies which use Sea Turtle protection gear and following environmentally responsible fishing practices and by disposing of your trash properly.

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MIGRATION

Sea Turtles migrate for two reasons, searching for or reproduction. Trips are hundreds but sometimes thousands of miles long, depending on species and success of their quest. Leatherback Sea Turtle Is Species With Longest Migrations, Traveling Around 6 000 Km Each Year. It crosses Pacific Ocean from Asia to west coast of United States to get more food. Green Sea Turtles travel approximately 2 100 km across Pacific Ocean to reach waters surrounding Hawaiian Islands. Kemps Ridley Sea turtles cover two main routes within region of Gulf of Mexico: one to north, towards Mississippi area, and other to South of Mexico, reaching Yucatan Peninsula, in Bank of Campeche. In case of Hawksbill Sea Turtles, they have various migratory patterns. Some specimens show long migrations during breeding seasons, travel short distances, and some do not migrate at all. Flatback Sea Turtles make trips within Australian covering up to 1 300 km. Olive Ridley Sea Turtles travel along Eastern Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean, while for Loggerhead Sea Turtles there is not know how many miles they travel, but are thought to be thousands. Peter L. Lutz, John. Musick, Jeanette Wyneken. Biology of Sea Volume 2.

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