Leatherback Sea Turtles

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Leatherback Sea Turtles By; Janea Holt, Keira Brown, and Sydney Philavane Introduction The endangered animal we have chosen to research is the Leatherback Sea Turtle. We…
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Leatherback Sea Turtles By; Janea Holt, Keira Brown, and Sydney Philavane Introduction
  • The endangered animal we have chosen to research is the Leatherback Sea Turtle. We have included why the Sea Turtle is endangered, and what we can do to help as well as some interesting facts. Sit back and enjoy the show….
  • Why Are Leatherback Sea turtles Endangered?
  • The leatherback sea turtles are endangered because people all around throw trash in the ocean waters and a plastic bag could be mistaken for a sea turtles favorite snack; a jellyfish.
  • People also take adult leatherback sea turtles for the making of meat ,shells ,jewelry and many other products. Since they are adults that has a decreased the production of eggs and hatchlings.
  • Population The Fun Facts
  • A female leatherback sea turtle can lay up to 200 eggs at once.
  • Only about 5 of the 200 eggs will survive the ferocious waters
  • It takes about 50 days for the eggs to hatch
  • leatherback Sea turtles are born with the ability to swim
  • An average sea turtle can grow up to 28 in. and weigh up to 1,500 lbs
  • There are strange markings on a leatherback sea turtles shell, a lost culture believed that they could tell the end of world by those markings
  • A leatherback sea turtles shell is really tough so it won’t crack when they dive into water
  • What you can do to help
  • Don’t leave litter on the beach
  • If you make sandcastles knock them down before you leave. The sand castle are like fortresses to baby leatherback sea turtles trying to find a clear path to the sea.
  • Don’t drive on the beach because you could crush grown leatherback sea turtles, eggs or hatchlings.
  • Don’t try to help baby leatherback sea turtles into water. They have to flex there muscles before they swim.
  • Please Help the leatherback Sea Turtles!
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