Pro tip number 3 for saving the turtles: Make sure yo stay clear of turtles nesting areas. It can be very tempting to go see the very cute hatchlings but it is very bad to disturb these nesting areas. A lot of the time the nesting areas are spread out and you could unknowingly step on some hatchlings because they are so small. So make sure if you see a nesting area you stay far away from from it and if you do take pictures do not use your flash! #savetheturtles#save#turtles#nestingarea#hatchling#noflashphotos#turtlelove#dontsteponthehatchlings
Sea turtle (scientific name: Cheloniidae and Dermochelyidae families)
The species that are mainly endangered are the; green turtle, hawksbill turtle, loggerhead turtle, leatherback turtle and olive ridley turtle.
Habitats: Open ocean and coasts.
Diet: They are mainly omnivores, their mouths are narrow and pointed to reach into coral to extract other invertebrates and sponges. They also eat jellyfish, anemones and mollusks.
Turtle nest every 2-3 years and lay 60-200 eggs every nesting season.
They have been on earth for the last 100 million years!
Their biggest threats are humans, these reptiles are slaughtered for their skin, shells, meat and eggs. They face destruction of their habitats, accidental captures during fishing and climate change affects their nesting sites.
Conservation strategies: WWF has come together to create awareness about sea turtles and they try to recover them and secure the environment for them. There has been volunteer work to clean up the plastic from the ocean, as sea turtles tend to take plastic bags as jellyfish and eat them. Nesting areas are becoming a public free zone which is under the protection of rangers and funded by certain foundations. #turtles#leatherbackturtle#oliveridleyturtle#greenturtle#hawksbillturtle#loggerheadturtle#wwf#nestingarea#rangers#coastalprotection