Green Sea Turtles Persuasive Speech

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If you have ever baby sat or watched a younger sibling, chances are you’ve probably switched on the television, and watched the popular kid’s show Phineas and Ferb, which happens to have a very catchy theme song that is nice to hum to. But if you listen to the lyrics, there is a more sinister, sadder message behind the theme song. For instance, the theme song is about all of the possible adventures Phineas and Ferb can do during summer vacation, and most of them are strange and unheard of, such as finding a dodo bird, because they are extinct. It is sad because children will never actually be able to see a live dodo bird because their extinction was mostly anthropogenic and took place mid-1600s (bbc.com). Now in the 21st century, we, meaning …show more content…
Fun fact, it is not named the green sea turtle because of the color of its shell, which is usually not green but brown, dark olive or black. It’s green because of the color of its subdermal (another word for under the skin) body fat. In Addition, green sea turtles can grow to be as long as 5 feet head to tail and can weigh up to 350 pounds. They tend to live for quite a while, reaching sexual maturity 30 to 50 years of age and can live up to 100 years of age if they partook in a healthy lifestyle, which includes living on a primarily herbivore diet (seagrasses and algae) as an adult, while juvenile turtles may feed on invertebrates such as insects and crustaceans. Typically, green sea turtles live and grow in shallow waters, most usually around islands and beaches, near reefs and/or bays, and they are attracted to lagoons due to their abundance in nutrients. The only times they remove themselves from the shallows is during breeding season, since they seem to be quite loyal to their favorite breeding sites and will migrate across the ocean over long periods of time if they have to. Yet, their range of habitats never leave the subtropical/ tropical warm ocean waters, so in the United states territories, you might find them in the east coast, so in Puerto Rico, Florida, North and South Carolina, and Georgia, while …show more content…
According to the National Wildlife Federation, one of the biggest reasons green sea turtle numbers have gone is because human development, which cause much light pollution, has been happening near nesting sites. Their website states “The light from buildings and homes confuses the young turtles so that they crawl towards the light and not the ocean.” Another reason their numbers are decreasing is their overexploitation, which just means they are still being hunted and poached. In addition, green sea turtles have been increasingly contracting a disease called Fibropapillomatosis, which according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, is a disease that “(FP) is a debilitating disease that affects sea turtles in Florida and many other parts of the world. Turtles with FP have external tumors that may grow so large and hanging as to hamper swimming, vision, feeding, and potential escape from predators.” Similarly, some of the common reasons many species have been dying all together are things like global warming and habitat loss, which global warming is also at fault for. Even pollution can account for the decreasing numbers of green sea turtles, given that all of human runoff is probably

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