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Jul 21, 2009

                 The plight of the Sea Turtles:
Anyone who has seen a sea turle, you alrealy know the impressive beauty and stature of these gigantic creatures... The sea turles have been in danger for some time and unfortunately many have been lost due to lack of action. Many people don't know the hidden secrets surrounding these majestic creatures..Let me tell you a few.They migrating ability and their adaption to the same turtle every year is a wonder of nature. Death is part of natural world but when humans heavily contribute to the demise of the species it is time to ensure their survival by making changes.

The are seven types of sea turtles in the world. Unfortuately six of these types are on the redlist. Some of these turtles are Loggerhead Turtles, Green turtles,and the Leatherback Turtle. Sea turtles can weigh up to 300lbs.
There are many types of dangers for the sea turtles.
Nesting has become a hugh concern.
It is believed that turtles navigatation skills on the beach may distort their vision. On land they do not possess much grace, with their myopic vision. This puts them at a great disadvantage. Stealing turtle eggs, the turtles calipee is removed for turtle soup, They literally cut it out of the turtle alive, Which means a very painful death,as the helpless animal is left struggling on the beach to die. One serious issues is Fibropapilloma Tumors. This has become a big problem. These lobe shaped tumors grow on all the soft potions of the turtles's body. If death is not the cause by size & numbers of tumors-it is by starvation when they grow over the eyes,blinding them. Once a green turtle disease,it is now affecting all the turtles. Sea turtle conservation began in the 1970's and 80' According to Oceans and coastal research, the sea turtle conservation effort,found that 11,000 sea turtles  died each year from shrimp trawling in US waters.
Unfortunately, the Japanese support turtle shell products as their economy.German soup makers depend on calpee for turtle soup and in Nicaragua turtle hunting is a way of making a living.

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Posted: Tuesday July 21, 2009, 9:48 pm
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