Sea Turtles

Joanna Diaz

           Sea turtles are the best because there like humans  they live for very long time they also are in danger by other people and  throwing stuff buy the sea they lay eggs by the sea and they are look very cute so keep reading.    

            Sea turtles are in danger is a key detail that explains that they hunted by humans for their meat and beautiful shells.All seven of the sea turtles species are endangered.Sea turtles what to live for a long time because that who they are.Slaughtered for their seat suffer from  poaching and over exploitation they also face habitat destruction and accidental capture in fishing gear climate has an impact on turtle nesting sites.

             The mother climbs onto the beach to lay  close to 100 eggs each then she buries them under a sandy blanket and returns to the sea.

        What Sea turtles eat depends on the subspecies but some common items include jellyfish, seaweed,crabs,shrimp,sponge,snails,alea and mollusks.sea turtles eat what they don’t and that how they die because it not the right food for them.There are seven a species of turtle and some are larger than others the largest turtle is the leatherback turtle it grows up to 7 feet and 2 meters they weighs up to 2,000 bs.Sea turtle can live live up to so years or more an have similar life pans to humans most marine turtles take decades to mature between 20 and 30 years and somed 10 years they love to live very long.When the mother sea turtle lays the eggs she let them go so they will never know who is there get  mom or dad birds raccoons and fish are predators.

    Sea turtles are one of the earth’s most ancient creatures the seven species that can be found today have been around for 110 millions years since the time of the dinosaurs the sea turtle sheets or carapace is for swimming through the water unlike others sea turtles cannot retract their shells their color varies between yellow greenish and black depending on the species  they protect.

     Sea turtles live in almost every ocean basin throughout the world nesting on tropical and subtropical beaches they migrate long distances to feed often crossing entire oceans some loggerheads nest  in japan and migrate to baja california sur mexico to forage before returning again sea turtles migrate thousands of miles in their lifetime through ocean basins and high seas one female leatherback traveled more than 12,000 miles round trip across the pacific ocean from papua in indonesia to the united states both males and females migrate long  distance between foraging grounds and nesting beaches