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    of becoming extinct, at any moment. That species is the Hawksbill sea turtle. Most people should be concerned, because they’re going extinct because we’re throwing plastic into the ocean. Also, we’re killing them for their skin and their shells. Lastly, their reproduction doesn’t occur rapidly, so every 2 to 3 years, will new Hawksbill be born/hatched. The Hawksbill sea turtle’s real name, is Eretmochelys Imbricata. The Hawksbill sea turtle has a flat body shape, a sharp, curved beak, and a sharp appearance of its shell margins. The typical Hawksbill weight, is 100 to 150 pounds. Its average size, is 24 to 45 inches. Its shell colors can differ, based on the sea temperature. Their only body covering, is it’s protective shell. Its kingdom, is Animalia. Its Phylum, is Chordata. Its class, is Reptilia. The order, is Testudines. Its family, is Cheloniidae. It’s genus is Eretmochelys. The species it belongs to, is the E. imbricata species.…

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    1) Malayan Box Turtle (Cuora amboinensis kamaroma) Description Origins: Mainland Indochina (South and Central Vietnam, southern Laos & Cambodia), Thailand (Phang Nga Province etc.), Singapore and mainland Malaysia. Size: 5 to 12 inches long (depending on the subspecies) Lifespan: Typically an average of 50 years but reportedly up to 150 years Malayan Box Turtles are responsive and active pets. Pet owners will find it appealing as this species prefers staying in the water instead of basking and…

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    ollectively known as “leaf turtles,” the species names in the following list demonstrate one of the weaknesses of common names. In both appearance and range, these species are diverse even as they are all native to Asia: 1. Cyclemys dentata (Asian leaf turtle, aka Brown stream terrapin); 2. Cyclemys tcheponensis (Stripe-necked leaf turtle); 3. Geoemyda spengleri (Black-breasted leaf turtle or Chinese leaf turtle, aka Vietnamese Wood Turtle); 4. Mauremys (Annamemys) annamensis (Vietnamese or…

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    Red-eared slider turtles have become an invasive species and a threat to freshwater turtles around the world. The IUCN list the red eared slider as one of the 100 worst invasive species worldwide (Boudjelas et al 2000.) They can survive and thrive in almost any freshwater ecosystem. They are able to outcompete other species of turtles for nutrients and territory and they threaten to decline the native turtle population wherever they live. A lot of pet turtle owners don’t know the threat…

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    She ran, ran as fast as she could into the crowd. Stumbling and staggering, Mij stopped and looked around. She had no idea where she was or what kind of person she was, but she did know how to get back home. On her way home she stopped by at an antique store to buy the present that she was planning to buy for Alled. She bought the beautiful turtle shell covering that was stained with beautiful colors, and even contained a small jewel in the middle. A few weeks before, Mij saw it, the shell…

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    Section 1: Effects of “Swim with the Turtles” Tourist Attractions on Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) Health in Barbados, West Indies Kimberly Stewart, Terry Norton, Harwich Mohammed, Darren Browne, Kathleen Clements, Kirsten Thomas, Taylor Yaw, and Julia Horrocks Section 2: Green sea turtles tend to change their diets as they age. Green sea turtles start life as omnivores in pelagic water, but once their carapace length reaches 20 to25cm they move to coastal regions; their diet, then shifts…

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    many nonfiction essays and books. In his essay ‘The Courage of Turtles,’ he talks about a younger him who seemed like an animal activist wanting to help rescue exclusive animals, not just turtles. All animals live off of gumption, searching, storing, gathering, and collecting anything they can do to keep living. Hoagland explains how his love for animals began, and how he even made mistakes in trying to help the animals he loved so much. Many animal activists preach about saving nature, yet when…

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    world's fastest snapping turtle. I snapped my head back to see how much distance there was between us. There was only a foot left to where the dock would come to an end. My heart was racing. Thump! My breaths were quick and short. Thump! As my feet landed on the ground there was a slight trip in my step, but I slowly steadied myself. When I glanced back the turtle seemed to have disappeared and ran the other way. “Hey Katherine do you want to try and catch crawdads?” my cousin, Tanner,…

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    The Speedy Turtle One day while Allie and Jacob were walking down their long, narrow, driveway, they spotted a turtle. The children ran over near the turtle, but by the time they got there it was gone. “Well that was strange.” spoke Allie. Jacob and Allie stood back up and headed down their driveway to the bus. When the children got onto the bus they began to tell their friends about the turtle and how it disappeared. Allie is more of a sporty type of girl. She plays softball and basketball.…

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    If sea turtles lay about an average of 100 eggs in each nest and lay up to 6 to 8 nest each season, then why are sea turtles endangered if so many of them are being created? Well for starters, Sea turtles are faced with many predators, where most creatures take sea turtles as their natural prey. But a sea turtle's life can be at risk even before they are even born. When a sea turtle lays her eggs, the eggs are in danger of Terrestrial predators that seek to prey on them. But if an offspring…

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