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Hi! I'm Sammy the Sea Turtle. I am a reptile that breathes air and I have an excellent sense of smell! Sea turtles don't start out as big as me though. They are tiny when they hatch from eggs on land and have to make their way to the sea in order to survive!
Hi! I'm Mandy the Marine Biologist! I study sea turtles and I have lots of information to share with you! One cool fact is that most mother sea turtles return to the beach they were born on to nest! In the United States, this usually happens between April and October. Most females nest twice a season, but they can nest up to 10 times a season!
After hatching, they make their way to the water where they begin to grow into bigger turtles. But they won't be fully developed for 15 to 50 years! Then the females can return to land to lay their eggs.
Did you know that sea turtles are becoming extinct? This means that there are a lot less of them on our planet than there used to be! Millions of sea turtles used to be on Earth, but now only a small amount are left. This is because people are using them for their meat, eggs, skin, and shells.
Sea turtle populations have been decreasing for the past 100 years. People are using them for their skin, eggs, meat, and shells. They are also destroying their feeding and nesting habitats and polluting the oceans. All of these things are causing sea turtles to become extinct.
How can you help? Don't harm sea turtle nests if you see them on the beach. Also, make sure to throw away trash and recycle items because otherwise they may end up in the ocean and harm turtles. You can also be more informed about what is killing sea turtles and destroying their habitat. By doing your part and sharing what you know with other, you can help save sea turtles' from becoming extinct!
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