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    The Leatherback Sea Turtle is one of the most unique species out of all of the turtle species. This beautiful turtle species is critically endangered and their population is decreasing drastically. The Leatherbacks amazing features are taken for granted causing the endangerment. Their valuable leather is one reason for endangerment. Another factor is the waste produced from the daily use of boats. Throughout the life of the Leatherback Sea Turtle we will cover multiple different topics. These topics range from their habitat to how their population is decreasing. The habitat of the Leatherback is throughout the world's ocean. After the Leatherback is born, it will more than likely stay in the same area. “The Leatherback Sea Turtle is not easily…

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    Introduction The leatherback sea turtle is the largest of all living turtles and can be easily differentiated from other sea turtles because it lacks a bony shell, instead having an oily tough flesh. The leatherback is the only living species in its relative genus and family, thus making it the last turtle of its kind according to the Government of Canada (2016). However, if we as a global population continue going on the path that we are currently headed then we can say goodbye to the…

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    Around the world today leatherback sea turtles are being killed at an alarming rate due to a variety of circumstances. From the commercial fishing industry to poaching, the population of this species has declined significantly over the past fifty years. However, there are ways to prevent this downward spiral. Through an educational approach, marine biologists and environmentalists should collaborate to form a nonprofit group to protect leatherback sea turtles throughout the world. Dermochelys…

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    Leatherback Turtle Migration Animals naturally migrate major and minor distances in the world for different purposes. Interestingly, we have observed various animals to understand about migration more. We will describe about the Atlantic leatherback turtle. Atlantic leatherback turtle, also known scientifically as Dermochelys coriacea, are the largest of all sea turtles, one of the largest reptiles on Earth, four to eight feet long, and weighs between 500 to 2,000 pounds. In the other…

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    Sea Turtle Research Paper

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    A Study to Determine Effects of Beach Sand Grain Size on Sea Turtle Nesting for Caretta caretta in Southwest Florida Kelly Bonkowski Florida Gulf Coast University 10/11/2015 Abstract The following is a proposal for a study that looks at sand grain effects on sea turtle nesting particularly of the species Caretta caretta (loggerhead sea turtle) in Southwest Florida. The study will observe and relate various properties in an attempt to know an ideal nesting environment. Nest sites of different…

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    Hawaii is surrounded by crystal clear and refreshing water. There are many types of marine life that are swimming around in the beautiful waters of Hawaii, such as green sea turtles, humpback whales, and manta rays. The Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle is one of the first turtle species ever discovered in Hawaii. The can be spotted from the beach. Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles are the largest hard-shelled turtles in the ocean (Murphy). They are regularly found resting under underwater ledges, basking on…

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    Turtle Populations

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    has looked at different impacts on turtle populations in Costa Rica, as well as the underground economy and the informal sector. However, almost no research has been conducted concerning the reasoning behind why poaching is prominent considering the importance of ecotourism to the country’s economy. The majority of research conducted about turtle population in various locations in Costa Rica is quantitative information on the populations, as well as quantitative information on anthropogenic…

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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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    destruction, modification, or curtailment of its habitat or range;overutilization for commercial, recreational, scientific, or educational purposes;disease or predation;the inadequacy of existing regulatory mechanisms;other natural or manmade factors affecting its survival 3. Find out what species live in your state or country that are endangered or threatened.Discuss any recovery plans that are in place. Many birds like the Red-cockaded Woodpecke, Wood Stork and the Swallow-tailed Kite and…

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    Nesting Habitat Destruction For many years, sea turtles have become affected by everything ranging from climate changes to pollution in the Earth's oceans. However, what many people don't know is that there are steps that can be taken and that are being taken to help prevent the destruction of these sea turtles habitats. Sea turtles can be helped in many different aspects, like by protecting their eggs. By minimizing lighting on beachfronts during their nesting season, it encourages them to…

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