Persuasive Essay On Saving The Sea Turtles

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Nearly all species of marine turtles are endangered and the ones not endangered are considered threatened, according to WWF®. All sea turtles found in U.S. waters are federally listed as endangered or threatened. Today, thousands of young turtles hatch and begin their journey from the southeast, United States’ coast to the Atlantic Ocean. Today, only one-thousand in every ten-thousand sea turtles survive into adulthood. They are slaughtered for their eggs, meat, skin, and shells by humans. There are many reasons for the endangerment of sea turtles, with a few being natural threats and even more being human threats. Humans threaten sea turtles with their artificial lighting, shell trades, debris, and harvest for consumption
Sea turtles face many life and death obstacles in their lifetime. Predators such as raccoons, crabs and ants raid eggs and hatchlings that are still in the nest. Sea turtles begin their struggle for survival from the early stage of being laid. Sea Turtle hatchlings are small and are easy meals for birds, crabs and a huge amount of predators in the ocean. For one to understand what really threatens sea turtle survival and causes their endangerment, we must look at the actions of humans.
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The attraction of tourist, business, and coastal residence disturb the natural habitat of sea turtles. Because of the artificial lighting brought with those who are attracted female turtles are discouraged from a many possible nesting spots and are forced to select less-than-optimal nesting locations, which greatly affects the possibilities of a creating a successful nest. In addition, the artificial lighting causes hatching to become disoriented when they hatch, which causes them to travel inland where they struggle and die from dehydration, predation,

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