Leatherback Turtle

by kodylaskody
Last updated 9 years ago

Discipline:
Science
Subject:
Earth Sciences
Grade:
12

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Leatherback Turtle

Sourceshttp://chronicle.com/blogs/brainstorm/files/2010/12/safina-and-leatherback-improved.jpg

Cont.http://www.fws.gov/nc-es/reptile/leather.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leatherback_sea_turtle#Conservation

The Leatherback Turtle nests in the coastal plains region on the North Carolina coast.

The Leatherback Turtle

Dermochelys coriacea

Conservation efforts have been made at both the national and state levels. A obvious indicator of conservation is through the Leatherback Trust which was founded specifically to conserve sea turtles, specifically its namesake. The foundation established a sanctuary in Costa Rica, the Parque Marino Las Baulas

Humans have endangered the Leatherback Turtle through bycatch, when fishing. The Leatherback Turtle confuses plastics as jellyfish and many die from the chemical and toxic waste produced by humans.


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